Lodi Wine

The Lodi wine region lies in the northern portion of California’s Central Valley, which includes San Joaquin County. The eastern portions are within the Sacramento Valley, while its western parts touch on the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, with noticeably cooler conditions in that section.

Lodi is known for its old vine Zinfandels, with quality production from other varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Franc, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. One of the more exciting trends in the region is experimentation with Spanish varietals such as Tempranillo, Graciano, and Albarino and the Portuguese Verdelho. Flame Tokay had at one time been the signature grape of the region, now fallen out of favor, but still used for brandy production.

Though Lodi itself is a subregion of Central Valley, it is further divided into the following subregions:

  • Alta Mesa
  • Borden Ranch (home of Woodbridge and Sutter Home)
  • Clements Hills
  • Cosummes River
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Varietals Produced in Lodi View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Petite Sirah

    History of the grape: Petite Syrah is often confused with its parent grape, Syrah, but it has been identified as a se...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Lodi View all

  • Peirano Estate Vineyards

    Nestled between the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Lo...

  • Akin Estates

    Akin Estates is a new wine venture located in Lodi, California, and a result of a fulfilled visio...

  • Onus

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

  • Berghold Estate Winery

    Berghold Vineyards and Winery is an architecturally unique 5,000 case boutique family estate wine...

  • Borra Vineyards

    With generations of Italian Piedmontese winemaking in his blood, in 1975 Steve Borra started Lo...

  • V M V

    Growing premium grapes for over 90 years has been the family passion. Our Lodi Appellation soils ...

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Lodi on Snooth

  • Klinker Brick Old Vine Zinfandel 2013

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    Very fruity with a bit of acidity and some notable tannin. Quality wine. Read More

    Wine review by 1073394RandyFisher 1073394 RandyFisher


  • When you get to two kids and some gear, side trips to Joshua or whatever going ... Bay.  Easy to toss in Lodi and some hiking or other sightseeing.  Friday traffic would be bad until you got through the Altamont, but nowhere near as bad as 101 N to Sonoma or Mendo.  And leaving Saturday morning and just staying one night is quite feasible. (I ... Read More

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  • Actually, there's some other cool things you can do on that trip:  It ... and tour, you can go through Lodi's wine country, there's at least three major underground caverns (one with rappelling and an outdoor zipline), the town of Murphys is cute and has lots of tasting rooms.  If one has business in Sacramento, it's not far.  (Not sure anyone... Read More

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  • Heavyweight Petite Sirah California 2012

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    Not bad for $10 bottle of PS. Plenty of fruit, filling but not intense, oak, medium tannins and good acidity with a slightly sweet flowing finish.This would be good at the grill or with pizza. Drink now. Paul 67 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Moss Roxx Zinfandel Ancient Vine 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by tjjm


  • Castle Rock Zinfandel Lodi 2012

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    Good, but a softer version of most, raspberry, some dark berry fruits, medium chewy tannins but they over balanced the acidity a little. Some chocolate notes and a little dark cherry on the finish. Drink now - Paul 85 pts Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Incognito "Summersday" 2015

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    Fairly sweet like a typical stateside Chenin Blanc, with the floral attributes of incorporated viognier. Grapefruit and acidity - not for me. Paul 83 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Klinker Brick "Old Vine" Zinfandel Lodi 2014

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    Notes of blackberry, dirt and butterscotch are predominate on the nose. Medium tannins and balanced acidity frame the dark cherry finish. Drink now - Paul 88 pts Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Klinker Brick "Old Vine" Zinfandel Lodi 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by mmhthg


  • Micheal David "Earthquake" Petite Sirah 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by boglebogle


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