Lodi

For more than 150 years, grapevines have flourished in Lodi on farms that have rarely changed hands. Instead, they have been proudly passed from grandfather, to father, to son and daughter. Through the years, these multigenerational farming families have crossed paths in many ways, tightly weaving the legacy that stands behind Lodi wine. Lodi enjoys a classic Mediterranean climate. For decades, it has been quiet, but far from a sleeping giant, producing an astounding amount of grapes for countless wineries throughout California. Quality, not quantity, is what draws savvy wine tasters here. 


Featured Wineries

Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards

With a passion for Rhône varietals and the word “acquiesce” as her mantra, Winemaker Susan Tipton lovingly crafts a stellar lineup of unique Rhône-style white wines.

Durst Winery

Cassandra Durst takes great pride in her handcrafted wines sourced from premium California appellations.

Estate Crush

Estate Crush was founded in 2009 to help small wineries and aspiring winemakers create the wines of their dreams. 

Harney Lane Winery

In seven short years, Harney Lane Winery has developed a portfolio of unique, memorable estate varietals including Old Vine Zinfandel, Tempranillo, Primitivo, Petite Sirah, and Albariño, along with classic Chardonnay. 

Heritage Oak Winery

Set in the countryside against the shore of the Mokelumne River, Heritage Oak Winery offers an exceptional wine tasting experience just a few steps away from a 20-acre Riparian woodland. 

Klinker Brick Winery

Growing the grapes and making spectacular wines from Old Vine Zinfandel is the Feltens’ passion and it is their mission to make only the finest Zinfandel from some of the oldest vineyards in the world. 

LangeTwins Family Winery & Vineyards

Family-owned and -operated, LangeTwins Family Winery & Vineyards is firmly anchored in the Lodi appellation as a fifth-generation producer of exceptional winegrapes. 

Lodi Vintners

As one of Lodi’s newest tasting rooms, located on the site of Lodi’s oldest operating winery, Lodi Vintners has a history that dates back to 1900 when the historic Urgon Winery was founded on the site.

Macchia

Macchia When Tim and Lani Holdener founded their winery in 2001, they didn’t own a vineyard, so they named it Macchia, Italian for “spot.” 

Mettler Family Vineyards

Beginning in Germany in the 1770s and continuing with their arrival in California’s Central Valley region of Lodi in the late 1800s, the Mettler family has a tradition of producing premium winegrapes, both for their own label, as well as for other winemakers and respected wines.

Michael David Winery

Named for brothers Michael and David Phillips who represent the fifth generation of the Lodi grape growing Phillips family, Michael David Winery has a knack for producing premium quality wines with eye-catching labels.

Oak Farm Vineyards

At the end of a quiet country road, just south of the Mokelumne River in northwest Lodi, Oak Farm Vineyards offers visitors to region an unrivaled wine tasting destination.

Peltier Winery

In the heart of the Lodi appellation, Peltier Winery is an innovative, cutting-edge winery and custom crush facility dedicated to producing outstanding wines from its own sustainably grown grapes.

Notable Wineries

LangeTwins Family Winery

As part of a generational farm family dating back to the 1870s, twin brothers Randall and Brad Lange grew up with the family passion for farming. With determination, they have made their ranch a benchmark vineyard property within the Lodi appellation.

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McCay Cellars

McCay Cellars takes great pride in remaining true to its vineyards, and producing high quality wines that express their terroir.

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Oak Ridge Winery

Today, Oak Ridge Winery is owned by the Maggio, Reynolds, and Dondero families, who are committed to introducing as many people as possible to their wonderful wines.

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Peirano Estate Vineyards

The story of Peirano Estate Vineyards intertwines with the story of Lodi and dates back to the late 1870s, when Italian immigrant Giacomo Peirano joined the gold mining frenzy for a short time and then moved to the valley that would become Lodi.

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The Lucas Winery

With a fervent commitment to old world winemaking principles and practices, live-for-the-vine Winemakers Heather Pyle Lucas and David Lucas founded their modest namesake winery in 1978.

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Van Ruiten Family Winery

Van Ruiten Family Winery was founded 15 years ago, but its wine-growing history dates back more than 65 years. The winery was founded on John Van Ruiten Sr.’s philosophy that “exceptional grape growing should focus on the quality of grapes that come out of the vineyard, not the quantity.”

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Featured Accommodations

Wine & Roses

Set in an environment that’s as romantic as its name, Wine & Roses Hotel, Restaurant, and Spa offers visitors to Lodi wine country a splendid Californian retreat. 

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Wine Country Experiences Lodi

7/20/2016

WITH A WINEGROWING HISTORY dating back to the 1860s, ancient vines as old as 130 years, and a multigenerational farming family culture as its backbone, Lodi promises plenty of genuine wine country experiences.

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Lodi's Legendary Vines

6/15/2015

With a grape-growing history that dates back more than 100 years, the Lodi Appellation is home to nearly 80 wineries and around 100,000 acres of premium winegrapes.

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Touring the World in Lodi

1/13/2015

Lying at the edge of the Sacramento River Delta, just two hours east of San Francisco, Lodi, California enjoys a classic Mediterranean climate, ideal for growing wine grapes.

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Editor's Tour: Settling into Lodi, CA

6/24/2014

It’s so easy to settle into Lodi. The locals not only make you feel welcome, they thank you for being there. Discover Lodi Wine Country with Touring & Tasting's Editor in Chief, Wendy van Diver. 

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The Noteworthy Wines of Summer/Fall 2014

6/17/2014

The noteworthy wines in our Summer/Fall 2014 issue.

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Why Lodi Rules

12/24/2013

In the farming community of Lodi, California, land is legacy and their commitment to farming extends beyond crops and soil to the community of Lodi as a whole.

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Champions of the Lodi Legacy

6/10/2013

For more than 150 years, grapevines have flourished in Lodi on farms that have rarely changed hands. Instead, they have been proudly passed from grandfather, to father, to son.Through the years, these multigenerational farming families have crossed paths in many ways, tightly weaving the legacy that stands behind Lodi wine.

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Exclusive Interview with Wine & Roses Co-Founder Russ Munson

2/8/2013

Touring & Tasting's exclusive interview with Russ Munson, Co founder of Wine & Roses located in Lodi, California.

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A Perfect Weekend in Lodi

12/20/2012

Spend a weekend in Lodi, California wine country. It’s closer than you may think—just 30 minutes south of Sacramento and 90 minutes east of San Francisco—and it has all you need for an ideal wine country getaway.

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Lodi from Zinfandel to Albariño

6/19/2012

Located in California’s Central Valley—a long hour’s drive east of San Francisco and a half-hour south of Sacramento—the fertile region of Lodi is home to more than 50 varieties of grape.

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The Legacy of Lodi

12/13/2011

Over the past century, the number of family farms has spiraled downward nationwide. But in Lodi, California, one of the country’s oldest wine regions, family agriculture remains a viable enterprise.

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