Lodi Wine

The Lodi wine region lies in the northern portion of California’s Central Valley, which includes San Joaquin County. The eastern portions are within the Sacramento Valley, while its western parts touch on the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, with noticeably cooler conditions in that section.

Lodi is known for its old vine Zinfandels, with quality production from other varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Franc, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. One of the more exciting trends in the region is experimentation with Spanish varietals such as Tempranillo, Graciano, and Albarino and the Portuguese Verdelho. Flame Tokay had at one time been the signature grape of the region, now fallen out of favor, but still used for brandy production.

Though Lodi itself is a subregion of Central Valley, it is further divided into the following subregions:

  • Alta Mesa
  • Borden Ranch (home of Woodbridge and Sutter Home)
  • Clements Hills
  • Cosummes River
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Varietals Produced in Lodi View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Petite Sirah

    History of the grape: Petite Syrah is often confused with its parent grape, Syrah, but it has been identified as a se...

Popular Wineries in Lodi View all

  • Michael~David Winery

    Rising from the resurgent Lodi Appellation, Michael~David Winery produces some of the finest awar...

  • Akin Estates

    Akin Estates is a new wine venture located in Lodi, California, and a result of a fulfilled visio...

  • Jessie's Grove Winery

    Jessie's Grove Winery is nestled between the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the foothills of th...

  • Onus

    Peterson Family History . . . 1897 Carl A. Peterson, a strong, young, and gregarious man l...

  • Abundance Vineyards

    Abundance Vineyards is a family owned and operated boutique winery. It has evolved from hard work...

  • Macchia Wines

    In Italian, “Macchia” means “the spot”. In Lodi, Macchia Winery has been earning a reputation as...

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Lodi on Snooth

  • The Other Red Blend 2009

    Snoothrank:

    Delicious red blend, sexy label. Read More

    Wine review by leighvines


  • I think that's true. There's a lot of new money getting into the wine ... from Santa Barbara, Sonoma, Lodi and elsewhere that is pretty available in CA and in that case I agree with Zuf. It's available so people buy. You go into a non-specialist store, or part of a grocery store, and they'll have things identified by grape variety - Chardonnay... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Jammy


  • Looks like Morgan and Chris have been busy Bedrock babies, here's what came ... 2017 Schmeidt Road Zinfandel Lodi2X  2017 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County1X  2017 Under the Mountain Heritage Wine Santa Clara6X  2018 Ode To Lulu Rose California3X  2018 Sonoma Valley Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma Valley1X  2016 Beduccini Note to self, prob... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi 2016

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    This one pours a rusty purple hued tone, with cranberry and blueberry tinges around the outside ring. Also has an oily film that is left on the inside of the wine glass. Aromas that are superbly fruit forward, with jammy sweet berries, vanilla, peppercorn heat, hints of caramel and notes of sweet oak aging. Flavors follow suit, with more swee... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Yeah EMark, I was thinking Seghesio :) (although not Lodi) Read More

    Forum post in the topic Jammy


  • To me, many Zinfandels from the Lodi region are jammy. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Jammy


  • OK Darren you asked so here's the full list:2014 Cakebread Cellars ... ... ... "Boneshaker" Lodi (1.5L)2014 Adelaida Cabernet Sauvignon Viking Estate Vineyard2010 Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel2006 Scherrer Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley2008 Spring Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon  The 1st two were enjoyed by six of us with... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Happy New Year everybody


  • Gnarly Head Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel 2014

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    The Gnarly Head (Lodi, CA) Zinfandel is typical of its Central Valley provenance; there is a soft vanilla-cherry nose with a hint of evergreen (cedar or cypress), and entry is slightly sweetish with a ton of blueberry or bilberry on the palate, a short finish but decent balance with little heat (despite the 15% alcohol by volume.) and touch of c... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Zin-Phomaniac Zinfandel Lodi 2015

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    As has been stated by an editorial review, dusty black tea and raspberry aromas. I also picked up a sharp citrus scent which followed through, in taste, on the first glass but mellowed thereafter. Flavor wise, leans more towards blackberry, plum, and a hint of dark cherry with the black tea leaf flavor in the background. I like peppery wines and... Read More

    Wine review by Mekare


  • Michael David Syrah 6th Sense 2014

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    Sweet and viscous on the tongue. Not the wine that I have followed for years. Not sure if it's just a flawed bottle or not. Read More

    Wine review by 1073394RandyFisher 1073394 RandyFisher


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