Solving Lodi's Capacity Crunch
Lodi looks for more crush capacity to handle fruit from growers and major wine companies that are now contracting out processing.
by Paul Franson
Oct 2006 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Lodi growers have done a remarkable job re-positioning their area as a top grape growing region and differentiating themselves from other parts of California's San Joaquin Valley, but they still suffer an imbalance between vineyards and processing capacity. Mark Chandler, the executive director of the Lodi-Woodbridge Winegrape Commission, doesn't have any specific numbers but says, "I can tell you that we are very short of capacity in our area and all over California, especially in years with a...
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