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The Lodi Winegrape Commission, a group composed of 750 growers who manage more than 100,000 acres of wine grapes, hosted the event for the first time. The conference began Thursday evening with a reception at Mohr-Fry Ranches ...


They're coming to take part in the ninth annual Wine Bloggers Conference, which will be based at Hutchins Street Square from Aug. 11 to 14, with excursions into Lodi Wine Country and beyond.


Inspiried by Coro Mendocino


The Lodi appellation has a long and storied past. Some of its vineyards date back to the 19th century. Some of its 50-plus wineries are run by fourth and fifth generation winemakers and growers. And while the region -- which includes Lodi itself, as well as the surrounding towns -- may be known for its big, jammy zins, more than 100 grape varieties are grown here


The Lodi area grape and wine industry is coming up roses, or perhaps that should be rosé, said speakers at a vineyard and wine economics symposium Wednesday morning. Lodi has come out on the right side on a yawning divide in the wine industry - lower priced wines, those generally less than $8 a bottle are falling in volume and dollar sales, while higher-priced premium wines are rapidly gaining.


Lodi winery's two marketing execs to speak at Aug. 17 conference


Saturday's event might have seemed unthinkable to the Koths some 20 years ago. Their collection of grapes with hard-to-pronounce names like Gewurztraminer, Blaufrankisch and Spatburgunder, was a tough sell at first. As recently as five years ago, some of the Koths' fruit hung dormant on the vine.


California state lawmakers recently approved a plan that will raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022.


Officials say a skydiving plane carrying 17 people landed upside down in a vineyard near a parachuting center in San Joaquin County Thursday.


By mid-April shoot growth in the Kautz Family Vineyards in the Lodi appellation of the northern San Joaquin Valley had extended to about 10 to 18 inches in length. That rate of growth is similar to last year, but it's about two weeks ahead of the usual pace. This follows an earlier-than-normal start of bud break in the third week of February, says Kurt Kautz.


Recipients of the second annual "California Green Medal: Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards" were announced and honored at a lunch reception and ceremony April 20 in Sacramento.


Austin Harlow Winery, a new winery in Monterey County, California, announced its first wine releases: a line called Mid Life Crisis Wines.


Join your favorite Lodi vintners as they celebrate the 12th Annual ZinFest Wine Festival with a weekend full of fabulous local wine, food and entertainment.


M&R Company, Reynolds Packing Company, Oak Ridge Winery, Frontier Community Builders. Quality Bins Company and Reynolds Nailing Company are some of them. Their successes were due in part to his presence, vision and leadership.


At her Acquiesce Winery and Vineyards, Tipton makes almost solely white wines, one of which is a citric and snappy picpoul blanc.


On March 15, California officials passed a different kind of legislation: wine awards.


Today Mark Chandler of Chandler & Company based in Lodi, CA and AgroThermal Systems CEO Marty Fischer of Walnut Creek, CA jointly announced their strategic partnership to bring ThermacultureTM to the Lodi/Delta agricultural community.


Don Reynolds, president and one of the founders of the M&R Company died this morning, the company's general manager, Craig Lusk, confirmed. He was 86.


More than 400 people attended the gathering, which was co-sponsored by the Lodi Chamber of Commerce. There, eventgoers were treated to five viticulture lectures by various academic agricultural leaders.


Michael David Winery was named 2015's Winery of the Year this week at the 2016 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium. Jon Fredrikson, principal of Gomberg, Fredrikson and Associates and leading industry consultant, made the announcement Wednesday morning at this year's State of the Industry address ...

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