Lodi, California

Oak Farm Vineyards

We want to show you a sleeping giant. We’re headed to a place between the San Francisco Bay and the Sierra Nevada Mountains where grape growing families of five generations and more are crafting some amazing wines. Delicious, diverse, and affordable! See what and who are on our Platinum List!

For More Info

Visit the Platinum List honorees' websites and these other helpful resources:


Wedding Venues

Oak Farm Vineyards Lodi

The winery’s historical venues and magnificent grounds dotted with enormous oak trees create a memorable wine country wedding. A wedding director is available to handle all details.

Berghold Estate Winery Lodi

Elegant rooms furnished with original antiques and two spectacular gardens with Italian marble fountains provide plenty of choices for wedding planners.

Michael David's Bare Ranch Lodi

Quiet beauty in a picturesque setting is assured at this historic property. An expansive lawn, botanic garden, and stream with waterfall provide background ambience.

Harmony Wynelands Lodi

Featuring a picture-perfect setting for weddings of up to 200 guests, the winery has a professional staff to manage details and provide stress-free support.

Viaggio Estate & Winery Acampo

Set among lush estate vineyards and walnut orchards alongside the serene Mokelumne River, Viaggio is dedicated to making weddings magical. There’s even a rental cottage for overnight stays.

Hanford Ranch Winery Galt

Perched atop a hill with sweeping views of the surrounding farmland, beautiful outdoor space can accommodate an event with more than 350 guests.

Exceptional Hospitality

Woodbridge By Robert Mondavi

Surrounded by vineyards as far as the eye can see, this tasting room has artisan cheeses and deli meats to enjoy at the pleasing picnic grounds.

LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards

Tucked beneath a giant elevated crush pad, The Press Room gives guests a view of the working winery while they sample the wines and chat with friendly folks (usually family members) working behind the redwood tasting bar.

Harney Lane Winery

The tasting room has a lovely selection of creative wine- and food-related gifts. A fire pit surrounded by a ring of Adirondack chairs awaits outside. The owners never seem too rushed or busy for a short chat.

Peltier Winery & Vineyards

We love the attitude at this familyowned winery and custom crush facility. They created a pop-up tasting room so people can share the excitement— and sometimes drama— of building a new winemaking facility.

Lodi Wine & Visitor Center

Lodi knows how to get wine tourists off on the right foot with a map and a tasting bar that pours eight regional wines at a time. The tasting bar staff is welcoming and quite well-versed in Lodi wine.

Lodi Vintners

This amiable winery is a popular place for get-togethers and fun events like dinner and movie nights. Parties are imaginative and the seminars have a nice vibe, too.

Van Ruiten Family Winery

A genuine staff who encourage guests to sample the wines at a relaxed pace put this winery on our list. The wine-themed gifts are fun, too.

Impressive Portfolios

Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards

The wines in this portfolio are as exquisite as their French bottles. They’re big medal winners too. Lovely aromatics and balance. This is Lodi’s only “white only” producer.

Bokisch Vineyards

From the Albariño to the Zinfandel, this winery certainly does have an exciting lineup. Primarily Spanish varietals, the wines are reminiscent of the summers Winemaker Markus Bokisch spent in his youth on the Spanish Mediterranean Coast.

Klinker Brick Winery

With the goal of producing standout world-class wine, the Felten family started with one knockout Old Vine Zinfandel in 2000. They continue to reset the bar with three styles of Zin plus Syrah, Cabernet, and Albariño.

Oak Ridge Winery

The oldest operating winery in Lodi has several labels to explore. OZV wines are from gnarled old vines, Silk Oak wines are soft, medium-bodied wines, and that’s only the beginning.

Fields Family Estates

The wonderful list of offerings runs the gambit from elegant Grenache Blanc, Vermentino, and Cinsault to bigger reds such as Lodi’s first Super Tuscan inspired Italian blend, a complex Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre (GSM), and a robust Cabernet Sauvignon.

Scotto Cellars

Across the board, these wines have character. They have good structure, balance, and soft tannins. Around two dozen labels are produced by this winery including several delicious dessert and specialty wines.

Imaginative Events

Mettler Family Vineyards

Family Vineyards Painting parties with Painted Cellars are a regular event at this beautifully landscaped winery. Participants enjoy the wines as they follow step-by-step instructions.

Estate Crush

This custom crush facility offers barrel tasting tours, seminars, and live music nights. The tasting room features 16 wines at a time, so tasting is an event in itself.

Heritage Oak Winery

Fun and informative bird walks with a local birding expert include strolling through portions of vineyards, along the Mokelumne River bank, and across riparian woodland.

McCay Cellars

The winery’s cycling club meets one Saturday each month for a ride through wine country. Club members “wine down” afterward in the tasting room.

Lodi Wine Social

Two boutique wineries, Six Hands and Sorelle, have created this cool venue offering karaoke nights, small plate appetizers, and gourmet paninis.

5 Primo Places to Stay

Wine & Roses

A gracious resort on a beautifully landscaped property. The lobby is adjacent to the Lodi Wine & Visitors Center. Featuring 66 rooms and suites, an on-site restaurant with live music, a spa, fitness room, and a pool

Bella Vino

A unique neighborhood B&B with turn-of-the-century charm. Featuring 4 rooms, Full breakfast, Private modern bathrooms, Flat-screen TVs, and Air conditioning

Westin Sacramento

A luxurious hotel situated on the banks of the Sacramento River featuring 101 rooms, a restaurant, an outdoor pool, deep soaking tubs, and a kids' club

Delta King

An enchanting riverboat hotel located in Old Sacramento featuring 44 rooms, 2 restaurants, complimentary breakfast, free WiFi, and event spaces for banquets and meetings

The Inn at Locke House

A bed and breakfast retreat that has earned a place on the National Register featuring 22 rooms, daily freshly prepared breakfast, restored family furnishings, friendly innkeepers, and scenic views

Top Palate Pleasers

2013 Borra Vineyards Heritage

“This field blend red is a juicy bushel of black cherries or perhaps olallieberries, along with age-worthy full-bodied chalky tannins and flavors that never want to finish in the mouth.”

PAIRING Thyme-roasted lamb

2014 Durst Amada Mia White

“With aromas of bright floral, perfume notes, and a finish that is off-dry… this elixir stays refreshing without ever crossing into the typical cloyingly, sweet Muscat territory.”

PAIRING Raw oysters

2013 The Lucas Winery ZinStar Zinfandel

“The 37th vintage from The Lucas Winery’s 3.5 acre historic ZinStar vineyard. Subtle notes of blackberry and spiced vanilla aromas balance each other in this food friendly wine.”

PAIRING Barbecue pork

2013 D' Art Dance

“Subtle hints of sweet spice on the nose…This full bodied wine is wellbalanced with soft tannins and smooth acidity, leaving your mouth tantalized for another tango.”

PAIRING Red chili

2010 Viñedos Aurora Don Victor

“Bold and exceptionally complex, with intensity in color, aroma and finish, the house reserve, like its name source, is memorable and commands respect.”

PAIRING New York strip steak

2014 Abundance Vineyards Moscato

“A perfect balance between fruity and tart, with delicate flavors of apricot and peach followed by a crisp green apple and citrus finish.”

PAIRING Szechuan cuisine

2015 Peirano Estate Petite Sirah

“The senses are tempted by an array of wild blackberries, maple, brown sugar and fresh baked boysenberry pie. The finish is soft and mysterious.”

PAIRING Spinach pizza

2013 St. Jorge Syrah

“An award-winning single vineyard, planted on a steep mountain slope composed mostly of granite. This wine is full and rich, with round flavors of plum.”

PAIRING Grilled Ribeye steak

Heritage Oak Winery

Heritage Oak Winery

Michael David's Bare Ranch

Michael David's Bare Ranch