With a land area of no less than 75,000 acres, nearly 60 wineries and vineyards in the Lodi wine country have been operating and giving some of the best wine varietals one could ever ask for. This started in 1800s where gold miners realized that grapes are so rich and plentiful that it is almost a sin not to harvest it and turn it into wine. Ever since then, Lodi wineries produce quite a lot of wine cases along with bulk wines that comes out without any label each and every year. Some of their more noted wines are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfadel, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Today, one can see that Lodi Wineries weren’t left in the past. With 36 tasting rooms open for all kinds of guests and locals, this is definitely one of the leading wine touring attractions in the USA.
Owned by the Mencarinin Brothers, Abundance Vineyards undeniably has a lot to offer. With Jim Yerkes working on the wine production process, it is well-known for their many varieties of wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Dessert wine, Chardonnay, Merlot, Red Blends, Petite Sirah, Sparkling wine, White Blends, Syrah and Zinfandel on top of others. While touring the estate, the visitors can take advantage of the picnic areas, shows and performances there, giving the grandest time to their guests
D’art Wines boasts as having great wine in the Lodi wineries and their tasting room has a classy dcor, ambiance and looks amazingly graceful. Their tasting room is sufficiently sized to accommodate even a relatively larger party and visitors enjoy free tasting of wines and gets complimentary food as well like their amazing chocolate chips and chilli.
Specializing in high quality Merlot wines, Duckhorn Vineyards is among the best boutique wineries in Lodi. The founder, Dan Duckhorn, has started its wine operation in 1976 and has steadily boosted its yearly production of wine to the sum of over 20,000 cases. It is no wonder that Dan Duckhorn has also garnered the title of “Winemaker of the Year” bestowed to him by the San Francisco Chronicle in 2005 due to the fact that his single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc have the most amazing taste there is. Now, the Duckhorn Vineyards take on different labels to their wide array of wine varietals such as ‘Migration’ and ‘Decoy’.
In the middle of Sierra Foothills and San Francisco Bay Delta, Van Ruiten Family Winery has been up and running since 1999. They are deemed favorites for their one-of-a-kind weather with cool gusts of wind and fresh air during the afternoons. Managed by the Van Ruiten Family, they are distinguished to be the carriers of wine standard among the numerous Lodi Wineries.
The Jessie’s Grove Winery is set between the foothills of Sierra Nevada and Sacramento- San Joaquin Delta in Lodi. The region provides a perfect environment that supports the growth of premium wine grapes and production of premium wines. The winery has been producing notable wine varieties including the 2010 Jessence Blanc, 2011 Muscat Blanc, 2012 Chardonnay, 2010 Dry rose and other classic varietals.