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. 

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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

For more than one hundred years, the George Mettler family has farmed Harney Lane, a 100-acre parcel of land just east of Lodi. But it wasn’t until 2006 that they decided to venture into winemaking.

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

Fifth generation grape growers Steve and Lori Felten are often asked why they gave their winery the unusual name of Klinker Brick.

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

This winery was founded in 1991 by the Rippey family, fourth-generation Napa natives.


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 & Vineyards 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

Wine & Roses is a hotel, restaurant, spa, and event venue — everything guests expect in a wine country retreat. It is owned by Lodi native Russ Munson and his wife, Kathryn, who wanted to create a true destination for wine enthusiasts eager to discover Lodi and its wonderful wines. This exceptional seven-acre property offers serenity, beauty and all the comforts of a luxurious home in the heart of Lodi wine country. 

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This edition of Dine Out Along the Road features Lodi and several local businesses including: Acquiesce Winery (0:45) | Durst Winery (5:49) | Wine & Roses (16:23).


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