We’re exploring California wine country region-by-region, every day, all summer long. This week we are looking at Lodi. Stay tuned for a new view of these still-undiscovered areas each day this week.
In this laid-back region, fourth- and fifth-generation farming families are now making contemporary-style Zinfandel and experimental white wines. In addition, they’re branching out to craft unusual Iberian and Italian varieties.
Lodi Road Map
5 Lodi Destinations
Providing a terrific introduction to the region’s wines, this tasting room features bottlings from nearly 80 local vintners, with eight different wines served daily. The gift shop highlights local crafts and products.
The fast-growing producer of Seven Deadly Zins and Freakshow Cabernet is expanding its busy café and tasting room. The house-made pies here are not to be missed.
You can book a private tasting room for up to 10 guests at this new winery built on a historic homestead, or simply stroll into its beautiful wood and stone hospitality center.
A summer concert series and some of the area’s richest, ripest wines await guests at this contemporary-styled winery.
The tree-lined lake makes this park a cool draw for visitors and locals. Take a kayak lesson, book a boat tour of the Mokelumne River or enjoy a swim.