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There are 85 wineries in the Lodi region. According to Visit Lodi, the latest numbers show in 2018, there were 990,000 visitors spending $211 million.



Durst has consulted Affonso to help craft some of the wines in her portfolio at Durst Winery & Estate in Acampo. When Durst decided to hire a full-time winemaker in her sted, she knew who she wanted.


Talks center on irrigation technologies, pests and diseases


Oak Farm Vineyards is thrilled to announce Sierra Zeiter as its new Head Winemaker. Sierra takes over the role of Dan Panella, who is now Director of Winemaking.


Twenty years after planting their first vineyard, Krys and Randy Wulff, Stockton, California natives and owners of LOBO Wines, have become established in their Napa home and celebrated as an "overnight" success.


New Italian restaurant has nice wine list featuring many selections from Lodi.


A weather vane topped with a pig stands outside Ripken Vineyards & Winery. Someone once said to owner Richard "Rip" Ripken that quality wines would come from Lodi when pigs fly. The vane was his tongue-in-cheek response to that misguided opinion ...


On 300 acres just west of Highway 99 between Acampo and Peltier roads are vines reflecting their time over a span of more than 100 years from knee-high, head-pruned Zinfandel to taller head-pruned Zinfandel to several varieties trained on trellis systems


Strategic planning resulted in a revised Vision Statement: "To be the most dynamic region in California for winegrowing and winemaking, so that our community is fully sustained for generations to come."


The new brand design comprises the bold logotype Lodi Wine California in deep magenta and vibrant orange, upper case sans serif text evoking both power and dignity as well as simplicity and friendliness. A prominent logomark of intersecting lines indicative of vineyard rows creates a monogram "x" character, symbolizing the convergence of people and place.


Noted wine writer Mike Dunne, a freelancer formerly with the Sacramento Bee, who has judged more than 20 Chronicle wine competitions, tasted all 182 BOC-winning wines over three days and wrote tasting notes on each available at


Michael Phillips, a partner in the Michael David Winery, shows off his "Freakshow" wine tanks.


Join correspondent Tom Wilmer reporting from Lodi, California, where he visits with two-time James Beard Award-winning chef Bradley Ogden. Chef Ogden came to national attention in the early 1980s at Kansas City's famed The American Restaurant shortly after graduating from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America.


The newcomers include grapes long identified with France's Rhone Valley (Picpoul Blanc, Mourvedre, Syrah) or the Iberian peninsula (Tempranillo, Garnacha, Albarino) or Germany and Italy (Gewurztraminer, Vermentino, Kerner).


The complimentary event begins at 11:30am and includes lunch.


LangeTwins Family Winery & Vineyards in Lodi has implemented a vineyard virus scouting, mapping and vine rogueing program aimed at managing leafroll and red blotch virus infections and preventing their spread. The program, used in newer plantings of red winegrape varieties (planted since about 2013) is modeled after a successful program used in South Africa where vine mealybug (Planococcus ficus) and leafroll viruses have been ongoing management issues in winegrape vineyards


Leaders of the California Assembly and Senate select committees on the state's $57 billion wine industry will hold a joint informational hearing Oct. 31 in Lodi.


Oak Ridge Winery today announced Michael Onslager as the company's new Vice President of National Sales and a promotion of Noel Basso to Director of Winemaking as the winery positions itself for future expansion and growth.


Armando Santiba?ez drives a forklift in a yard at Peirano Estate Vineyards & Winery in Acampo.

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