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

  • Merlot

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

  • Petite Sirah

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

  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Chardonnay

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

Popular Wineries in Lodi View all

  • Berghold Estate Winery

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

  • Loredona

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

  • Mettler Family Vineyards

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

  • 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...

  • St. Barthelemy Cellars

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

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Lodi on Snooth

  • Earthquake Petite Sirah Lodi 2013

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    Wine review by doowaa73


  • Earthquake Petite Sirah Lodi 2013

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    Wine review by doowaa73


  • 100 Mile Merlot 2015

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    Seemingly mild on the attack. The spice kicks in after. Blackberry with a moderate finish. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Michael David Winery Freakshow Red Blend 2014

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    Pleasantly surprised! Read More

    Wine review by Rivershack2010


  • Ozv Zinfandel Old Zin Vines 2013

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    Wine review by calywa


  • Some notes I threw together quickly for JD on his trip. Might as well share ... up its name from old memory. Lodi/Lodhi Gardens. Sunday best for people watching but any day good for the refresh.  http://www.mapsofindia.com/delhi/places-of-interest/gardens/lodhi-garden.htmlAny South and Southwest Asian religion you’re interested in has a major ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Indian food and what wines??????


  • Turley has undergone a renaisscance of late since Tegan took over as winemaker. ... from PasoKirschennman from LodiRattlesnake Ridge from NapaBedrock from Sonoma &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Turley Wines


  • Peirano Estate Vineyards the Other Red Blend Lodi 2014

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    Savory and fruity aromas of dark baking spice, raspberry and strawberry with notes of blossom, fresh dewy earth and a touch of cherry. Well integrated palate with harmonious red fruit notes of ripe cherry, raspberry and red currant, a bit tart but easy drinking and approachable with soft tannins and a violet, blueberry finish with good balance. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Sea Pines Vineyard Old Vine Petite Sirah 2014

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    A bit too dry. Uncharacteristic dryness of a petite sirah. Good balance on tannins. Fruit forward. Mostly red fruit flavors like red raspberry. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Gusher Lodi Zinfandel

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    Wine review by marymarchell


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