Lodi AVA

Located in the broad central valley of California that makes the state the breadbasket for the nation, without nearly anyone knowing about it, Lodi is situated between the San Joacquin Valley and the San Francisco Bay’s furthest inland reaches.

Home to grape growing since the gold rush times of the 1850’s, Lodi still produces a large amount of grapes which are generally put into generic wines labeled “California”. They also, luckily for wine drinkers the world over, have quite a few old vines which make some quality Zinfandel.