The Lodi Appellation was approved as an American Viticulture Area (AVA) in 1986. The region leads all California wine districts in the production of the top five premium wine varietals and accounts for 18% of the state's total winegrape production - more than Napa and Sonoma Counties combined.
100 miles east of San Francisco near the San Joaquin River Delta; to the West of the Sierra Nevada.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Petite Sirah, and Zinfandel.
Classic Mediterranean. Lodi takes advantage of the gap between the northern and southern coastal ranges surrounding the San Francisco Bay. As the day's temperature rises, cool breezes drift in from the Delta, keeping the nights cool which is ideal for the development of complexity in finished wines.
Rich mineral soils ranging from Sandy Loam to Clay Loam. All soil-types are well-drained with low to medium fertility allowing the vine to slowly draw water to impart excellent color and intense fruit flavors.