San Joaquin County Wine

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The Central Valley wine region of California is located east of the San Francisco Bay area, running south through the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys to Bakersfield. It is within these valleys, and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta where they meet in between, where viticulture takes place. 
 
The hot, dry conditions of the region are prone to high yields, which is how this region became the center of California’s bulk wine production. But within some of the Valley’s subregions, a growing number of high quality wines are also in production. 
 
Central Vallley is divided into the following subregions:
Diablo County
Fresno County
Lodi
Madera
River Junction
Tracy Hills
Yolo County
 
– Description from Amanda Schuster

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  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

Subregions of San Joaquin County

  • Lodi

    The Lodi wine region lies in the northern portion of California’s Central Valley, which include...

Popular Wineries in San Joaquin County View all

  • Klinker Brick Winery

    Steve and Lori Felten, fifth generation grape growers in the Lodi region, continue the traditi...

  • Jessie's Grove Winery

    Jessie's Grove Winery is nestled between the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the foothills of th...

  • St. Barthelemy Cellars

    St. Barthélemy Cellars is our small, family owned and operated winery in Napa Valley. Our labor o...

  • Mettler Family Vineyards

    With their roots in the wine industry dating back to the 1770s, it’s no surprise that the Mettler...

  • Lobo Loco Wines

    At Lobo Loco Wines we are committed to sustainable farming practices. Our grapes are grown and ou...

  • Van Ruiten Family Winery

    The Van Ruiten Family has been growing grapes in the Lodi area for more than 50 years. What star...

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  • Oak Farm Vineyards Barbera Lodi 2013

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    This is a bold and aromatic wine with floral notes of violet and rose petal, rich red currant and strawberry fruit and a touch of earth. Dried fig and prune on the nose frames the more fresh fruit flavors of mixed berry and raspberry preserves, soft baking spice coming through towards the finish with delicate structure and a good dose of smoky e... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Jacqueline Bahue Cabernet Franc Lodi 2014

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    A Naked Wines Selection. Deep and Dark in the Glass. Opens with Spearmint, Mint, and Ripe Cherries. then to a bit of Cola, Vanilla, and Earth. Bit of an alcohol bite, but Oak & Cedar, Roasted Green Chile and Paprika. A noticeable Sandalwood scents. Long finish of Oak/Cherry/Strawberry. Nicely balanced Tannins and Acidity. Seems quite young stil... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • David Stone Pinot Noir California NV

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    Great wine, especially for the price. I've certainly had more expensive wines that were nowhere NEAR as delciious & smooth! Read More

    Wine review by MMartinez


  • Gnarly Head Chardonnay 2013

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Earthquake Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    Wine review by Derek25


  • Noble Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 337 2013

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    Probably the best Cabernet Sauvignon I've ever had. I was at a yacht club and when I had this for the first time, I had to find out what it was ASAP! My friends have spent over $50 on fancy bottles of Cabernet for special occasions (forgot the names) and this one definitely takes the throne. I only paid 12$ for this bottle and they can definitel... Read More

    Wine review by Abadalamente


  • Lodi Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    As a new wine drinker who never drinks red wines, I thought this was fantastic!! No bitter after taste, very smooth and exceptionally priced! My favorite lasting flavor was the oak. I've been searching for this wine everywhere!! So delicious! Read More

    Wine review by KatAlexander


  • The Federalist Zinfandel Lodi 2014

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    Awesome Zinfandel! Lots of dark fruit. Great with a nice Filet. Read More

    Wine review by michaelmont2000


  • Tortoise Creek Zinfandel the Chelonian 2012

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    Dusty aromas of raspberry and strawberry with soft clay and chalk on the nose. Zesty and round classic Zinfandel notes of strawberry, red currant and cherry with a medicinal note and some bramble fruit to finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Jacqueline Bahue Cabernet Franc Lodi 2014

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    Wine review by LetUsTaste


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