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This friendlier, laid back destination should be included in any wine country travel plans.


The California State Water Resources Control Board have approved a proposal from riparian water right holders in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to voluntarily cut back water use in exchange for assurances they would not face further riparian curtailment during the June through September growing season.


from UC Study ...


Albarino, tempranillo, graciano and verdelho are grapes most often associated with Spanish and Portuguese wines. In California, these varieties have found a comfortable niche in Lodi


A group of powerful California farmers who are volunteering to use less water amid the crippling drought have for years operated under an antiquated state system that relies on self-reported, error-riddled records to enforce cutbacks.


"The grapes are just a natural fit," says Ron Silva, a leading grower of Iberian grape varieties in Lodi. "I don't know why we're growing cabernet when we should be growing tempranillo."


More than 60 acres of an abandoned vineyard burned Monday morning on Ray Road near Sargent Road, according to Cpt. Jaime Ramirez with the Woodbridge Fire Department.


You may have seen the recent advertisement in the News-Sentinel or the poster next to the Turner Road off-ramp of Highway 99 informing Lodians and visitors about the annual Lodi Spring Wine Show. If you have, then you would have noticed the slogan at the top of each advertisement: "Save water, drink wine!" This slogan may be clever, but it invites a deeper look at wine, water and waste.


More than a hundred of Lodi's movers and shakers gathered in groups of eight around the tables or moved throughout the room, making introductions, shaking hands with old friends, and getting ready to enjoy a delicious lunch.


Based on what he was seeing and other growers in California's Lodi district were telling him, wine grape industry veteran Mark Chandler, Chardonnay was in full bloom by mid-April.


Some vineyards suffer extensive damage as storm drops dime-sized hail


Ironstone Vineyards, one of California's premiere family-owned wineries from Lodi and the Sierra Foothills, announced that they have hired Kate St. Hilaire as their brand ambassador for the Eastern United States.


from spray application seminar at Cornell ...


LoCash have partnered with Stonum Vineyards in Lodi, Calif., to release a signature wine line, Shipwrecked. The duo will release five wines on the label over the next three years, including a Sauvignon blanc, which is available now, a Cabernet blend, a Chardonnay, an old vine Zinfandel and a Syrah


Among the many "alternative" white wine grapes cultivated in Lodi, Vermentino might hold the most intriguing promise.


What are some of the more elegant styles of Zinfandel coming out of the Lodi Viticultural Area today?


After several years of dispute, a Lodi-area family's plan to expand its operations will move forward, provided it removes part of its property from a statewide tax credit program


After several years of dispute with a local family's plan to expand its operations will move forward, provided it removes part of its property from a state-wide tax credit program.


Adding to that increasingly verdant vein, major Lodi growers Markus and Liz Bokisch have just released their first-ever Zinfandel; bottled under a brand new label - Tizona by Bokisch - to distinguish it from the Spanish varietal wines carrying their Bokisch Vineyards label.


Mark Chandler of Lodi, CA has been named the Chief Wine Judge for the California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition. Chandler's more than 30 years of wine industry management and communications experience, including 20 years as Executive Director of the Lodi Winegrape Commission, and CEO of the national association of American wineries made him the top candidate to take on the role of Chief Judge.

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