Daily Archives: October 24, 2012

Lodi Gets Unstuck: Longtime Winegrowing Region Gains Visibility

At over 550,000 total acres, Lodi is one of Calfornia’s largest appellations. It has over 100,000 acres of vines, more than twice the plantings of the entire Napa Valley. Its first commercial winery, El Pinal, was built back in 1858. Nonetheless, the area has had a very low profile until recent years. In Matt Kramer’s 2004 New California Wine, for example, there’s absolutely no mention of Lodi, despite the book’s extensive coverage of most of California’s other wine regions. Continue reading

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