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
 
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  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

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

  • Tantalus Vineyards

    Tantalus' wine making team consists of two dedicated and talented people. Senior winemaking co...

  • Loredona

    Whether hailing from Old World Italy or New World California, the one common theme in every world...

  • Klinker Brick Winery

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

  • Van Ruiten Family Winery

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

  • Onus

    Peterson Family History . . . 1897 Carl A. Peterson, a strong, young, and gregarious man l...

  • Housley's Century Oak Winery

    Like most successful wine families, the Housley's began in the industry working the soil. Our Cha...

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  • Micheal David "Earthquake" Petite Sirah 2013

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    Wine review by boglebogle


  • Mcmanis Family Vineyards Zinfandel 2015

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    Tons of dark cherry fruit that bounces off of the spice note all the way to the finish.92pts Read More

    Wine review by egon klimt


  • Black Saint Peter Zinfandel Old Vine 2014

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    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • Bogle Old Vines Zinfandel 2014

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    Beautifully rich without going sweet. Excellent with b-b-q pork.92pts Read More

    Wine review by egon klimt


  • Karen Birmingham Sauvignon Blanc 2015

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    Super refreshing with beautiful floral and grapefruit notes on the nose with a slight hint of fresh hay. On the palate I get grapefruit, bitter orange, and fresh green melon. Really nice mouth feel and body. Read More

    Wine review by SidneyMay


  • 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


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