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"It's just absolute shock that something this big is going to go in right there in your neighborhood," said Phil Abba who would live right in front of it. "It's like putting an eight-story complex across the way."


Gallo's proposal has not yet been vetted by county planners and is a long way from becoming reality. But the story raises a question that is pertinent now: How big is too big in tranquil Lodi wine country? The new 65-acre winery is supposed to eventually employ 330 people full time, and even more during the harvest. Someday, if built to full capacity, it could process 150,000 tons of grapes per year.


Michael David Winery announced today the purchase of the historic 160-acre DeLuca Vineyard property, located on the eastern edge of the Lodi sub-appellation of Clements Hills.


Lodi's oldest operating winery looks small from the highway, but those who stop to visit the unique tasting room - formerly a 50,000-gallon redwood tank - may find that Oak Ridge is more than it appears.


A whiff of fermenting grapes surrounds Lucas Winery on a recent Wednesday afternoon


"The wine industry in general is very much intertwined. A lot of grape growers farm in different areas that include both Napa and Sonoma and Lodi, but we also know each other because it's such a small, tight unit of people."


At mid-September, with temperatures cooling significantly following several days of unseasonably hot weather at the start of the month, the pace of sugar development in Lodi grower Steve Felten's wine grape vineyards had slowed.


Overall, growers predict a lighter crop by as much as 20 percent compared to 2016, which produced more than 800,000 tons of wine grapes in District 11 (San Joaquin County north of Highway 4 and Sacramento County south of Highway 50 and east of Interstate 5)


The winery, approximately 65 acres large, would be completed in three phases over the course of 13 years


An honoree of Wine Enthusiast's Wine Star Award for Wine Region of the Year in 2015 a combination of poor weather and labor shortages are leading to harvest troubles in Lodi ...


The first known commercial crop of California-grown Mencia, a red wine grape variety native to Spain, was harvested September 14 from Silvaspoons Vineyards near Galt, located in the Alta Mesa sub-appellation of the Lodi American Viticultural Area (AVA). The nearly 1-acre block of Mencia yielded 2.7 tons with 2.2 tons going to Ursa Vineyards in El Dorado County, and 0.5 tons going to PRIE Vineyards in Lodi.


State and local promoters of the tunnels now contend that dozens of local water agencies representing millions of Californians are obligated to help foot the bill.


"This is a revenue issue. You cannot continue to farm these old blocks of Zinfandel that do not produce at a level that keeps price sustainable"


Swearingen was at the Grape Pavilion taking in her favorite part of the Grape Festival - and without a doubt the most unique feature of the long-running community fair.


Heat spike topped off 'extremely challenging' season marked by mildew in some varieties


Marc Lohnes brings over 40 years of wine industry experience, having worked for E&J Gallo for 24 years before consulting for vintner groups and fine wine & spirits sellers where he became familiar with Oak Ridge


Since 2013, Shinn has leased and managed the Cemetery Vineyard on Beckman Road east of Cherokee Memorial Park


He's been sports editor for the Stockton Record for 26 years ...


Field day and research group encourage programs to protect beneficial insects


With harvest coming in the next couple of months, new general manager Jen Berman has dived in, hiring a cellarmaster and preparing to hire a small harvest and cellar crew. The Lodi winery team is also pitching in for this year.

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