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"Lodi needs to actively fight against commoditization and move more decisively towards premiumization."


They've added numerous top-notch speakers from all over California. Not only is this an excellent networking opportunity but you're sure to learn something as well ...


As we headed home, I realized it was yet another example of a meal and dining experience I'm used to having in Berkeley or Oakland, yet happy to experience - again and again - in Lodi's wine country.


Martin Redmond, author of the ENOFYLZ Wine Blog, wrote of the 2016 Fields Family Vermentino Delu Vineyard, "This is easily the best Vermentino I've ever had! There's remarkable depth, complexity and texture here."


In a recent survey conducted by Wine Business Monthly and the Wine Industry Symposium Group, 81 percent of Lodi vineyard managers responded that they were going to invest capital on vineyard replanting, with an eye toward adding technology and/or automation to improve their crop. Forty-six percent plan to put new vineyard acres in as well. These results are substantially higher than in other regions across the state.


"We're very happy to host this event, and to work with the California Farm Bureau and other organizations to bring light to a very critical issue," Lange told Western Farm Press.


Sandlands is a wine brand owned by Tegan Passalacqua that has, since its launch in 2010, become one of California's most original and sought-after wines


Passalacqua isn't the only outside winemaker to have fallen in love. Bedrock, Carlisle, Arnot-Roberts, Scholium Project, Ferdinand and several other critically acclaimed wineries have vinified Lodi fruit, in some cases for many years, with beautiful results. Bedrock owns a vineyard in Victor, too, just across the street from Kirschenmann.


There are about 85 Lodi wineries these days, plus more than a dozen tasting rooms in the vibrant downtown where visitors can also hit new restaurants and breweries


Michael David Winery in California's Lodi winegrowing region has been on a growth surge in recent years, amid growth in sales of wine over $10 a bottle.


Minor released his first 2,500 cases of wine in 2006. This year, he expects to roll out some 150,000 cases. He doesn't do it alone, but his crew is astonishingly thin. His wife Nicole helps. He has a seasoned winemaker in Will Bucklin in Sonoma County. He has two sales people and three office assistants.


The Lodi Planning Commission approved a winery and tasting room, as well as a parcel map for the former Mokelumne Credit Union property, during its meeting Tuesday night. They also denied approval of a site plan and architectural review for a 76 Gas Station. Commission members Bill Cummins, Crystal Kirst and Debbie Olson were absent.


The Lodi Planning Commission is slated to review requests for a winery and tasting room, a gas station and a parcel map for the former credit union on Mills Avenue during its meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Carnegie Forum.


China announced an additional $50 billion in tariffs on 106 products on Wednesday. Trump then responded Thursday by directing Treasury officials to consider an additional $100 billion in tariffs.


The Lodi Winegrape Commission, representing more than 750 winegrape growers farming 110,000 acres which includes 85 wineries in the Lodi American Viticulture Area (AVA), has announced the appointment of Stuart Spencer as Executive Director, effective immediately.


Farrah Felten-Jolley with Klinker Brick Winery in Lodi watched as a forklift loaded pallets of her family's wine into a 20-foot container truck.


changes will primarily affect accessory, marketing and wine release events ... wineries will be required to utilize parking attendants at events once their primary parking areas reach capacity and vehicles need to be directed to overflow parking lots, instead of one attendant per every 50 attendees Attendance at accessory events will be determined based on the amount of permitted on-site parking available


David Lucas has helped put Lodi on the wine map. Last week, The Lucas Winery was named Winery of the Year by Visit Lodi!, and Taylor Kininmonth, owner of Sip Shuttle, was named Tourism Advocate of the Year.


California has adopted regulations addressing agricultural pesticide applications near public schools and licensed daycare centers which provide minimum distance standards for certain pesticide applications and require annual notifications


He and his brother and their Lodi High buddies pruned vineyards, mowed lawns, drove tractors and did just about any odd job that paid on weekends and school breaks.

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