Lodi Region

Lodi Zinfandel
The Lodi Appellation has a classic Mediterranean climate featuring warm days and cool evenings. Situated directly east of the San Francisco Bay at the edge of the Sacramento River Delta, cool “delta breezes” provide a reliable natural air conditioning throughout the growing season. This climate allows Lodi growers to consistently produce delicious full-flavored wines that contain a refreshing natural acidity. Historically, Lodi vineyards were developed in the fine sandy loam soils surrounding the community of Lodi. It’s here along the banks of the Mokelumne River where the majority of Lodi’s century-old own-rooted Zinfandel vineyards lie. This area is noted for producing uniform and balanced grapes that deliver intense fruit-driven wines with a rich silky texture.
Lodi is the self-proclaimed Zinfandel Capital of the world producing over 40 percent of California’s premium Zinfandel. Many of the region’s most distinctive wines come from the thousands of acres of “old vines”- some dating back to the 1880s. Styles range from medium to full-bodied with intense red and black fruit flavors of cherries, raspberries, and blackberries.

Regional Profile
Nestled between San Francisco Bay and the Sierra Nevada Mountains lies Lodi Wine Country, a region fast becoming one of California’s true wine stars. Home to over 80 wineries and 100,000 acres of winegrapes, Lodi Wine Country offers a rural atmosphere and relaxed pace for you to enjoy its beautiful vineyards and exquisite wines.

Lodi vines are tended by generations of farming families rooted to the land, yielding wines that are simply irresistible. They are full of flavor yet soft and supple on the palate- delicious on their own or the perfect companion to food.

Lodi hosts a number of exciting wine events throughout the year including Wine & Chocolate Weekend, ZinFest Wine Festival, Treasure Island WineFest and The First Sip!

Come visit or grab a bottle of Lodi wine- discover for yourself what makes Lodi Wine Country California’s hidden treasure! For more information, please visit www.lodiwine.com or follow us at www.facebook.com/LodiWine or www.twitter.com/Lodi_Wine.

19th Annual Lodi Wine & Chocolate Weekend
February 13 & 14, 2016

Bring someone special to Lodi Wine Country this Valentine’s Weekend, February 13 & 14, for the 19th annual Lodi Wine & Chocolate Weekend! Taste handcrafted Lodi wines and sweet & savory chocolate bites at over 50 Lodi wineries. Be the lucky one to discover the “Golden Ticket” in your complimentary chocolate treat and win a Lodi Wine Country Getaway or one of over 100 additional prizes!

Tickets are $55 in advance and $65 at the door and include an event wine glass, a chocolate treat from Brix Chocolate, wine tasting and admission to all participating wineries. Tickets are valid both Saturday and Sunday. All tickets are non-refundable. Designated drivers are free of charge. Please be aware that there is a new policy regarding large groups and full-sized buses. Visit the event website for more details. As a friendly reminder, even stellar wines should be enjoyed in moderation.

Visit These participating ZAP Winery Members:
  • Fields Family Wines
  • Harney Lane Winery
  • Jessie's Grove Winery
  • Klinker Brick Wines
  • Lodi Vintners/Concrete Wines
  • m2 Wines
  • Macchia Wines
  • McCay Cellars
  • Michael-David Winery
  • Oak Farm Vineyards
  • Oak Ridge Winery

  • Purchase your tickets today by calling the Lodi Wine & Visitor Center at 209.365.0621 or website
    ZAP Members in this Region
    Concrete Wine Company
    Fields Family Wines
    Gnarly Head Cellars
    Harney Lane Winery
    Jessie's Grove Winery
    Klinker Brick Winery
    LangeTwins Winery & Vineyards
    Lucas Winery
    m2 Wines
    McCay Cellars
    Michael-David Winery
    Oak Farm Vineyards
    Oak Ridge Winery
    St. Amant Winery
    Victor Vineyards
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    Ledson Winery & Vineyards
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    StaVin Incorporated

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