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

  • 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...

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Lodi View all

  • Lobo Loco Wines

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

  • Onus

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

  • Gnarly Head Cellars

    A passion for Zinfandel and a desire to make great Zin, led our winemaking team to Lodi, Calif...

  • St. Barthelemy Cellars

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

  • Irish Monkey

    Most everyone asks, "Why Irish Monkey?" Winemaker Bob Lynch began monkeying around with the fruit...

  • Abundance Vineyards

    Abundance Vineyards is a family owned and operated boutique winery. It has evolved from hard work...

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Lodi on Snooth

  • Spellbound Petite Sirah California 2010

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    Wine review by smuratore


  • Too lazy for pics today.  Peggy is testing some recipes today--somehing ... me to opened up a low-dollar Lodi Zinfandel from a maker called Scotto.  Easily worth the $8.00, or so, I paid for it, but I'm not going to urge anybody to go out and buy it.I think dinner tonight will be sandwiches from some left-over "Tandoori-style" (we don't really... Read More

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  • Gnarly Head Zinfandel Lodi Old Vine NV

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    I agree. This, their cab, and their authentic red b,ends are all excellent and a great price. Read More

    Wine review by jabotica


  • David Akiyoshi Malbec Lodi California 2013

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    A Naked Wines number. Deep opaque Ruby Purple in the Glass. Opens with jasmine, violets, acacia, then on to chocolate honey white pepper. and then tobacco, more pepper and green pepper. A bit of alcohol fire, but a smooth and balanced mouthful. Long finish of smoky blackberry and plum and peppery mint and thyme. Still young, but bound to get bet... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Maggio Family Vineyards Lodi Petite Sirah 2011

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    Wine review by jack pirtle


  • Michael-David Vineyards Syrah 6th Sense Central Valley Lodi United States California 2012

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    Wine review by Liandra160


  • Brazin Zinfandel Old Vine 2012

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    Watery. Other wines are much better for this price. Read More

    Wine review by OriginalWilk


  • Frisk Grenache Rose Prickly

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    Wine review by Ennis1


  • Fields Family Wines Syrah 2012

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    The wine is a lovely bright ruby color in the glass with nice clarity. The ... midpalate that just scream Lodi. There are some nice earthy notes of peat and black pepper on the finish, as the subdued tannins create a nice, smooth, dry finish.See my full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2015/06/2012-fi... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Mccay Cellars Viognier 2014

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    The wine is a pale amber in the glass while the nose is a rather subdued combination of pear and violets. The taste is quite well developed, with lovely flavors of pear, violet and a good bit of minerality. It's not as crisp and shocking to the palate like some white wines can be, but rather has more subdued acidity and a full mouthfeel that m... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


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