Lodi Architects Seven New Appellations
After three years in bureaucratic limbo, Lodi producers can now designate more specific origins for their wines.
July 31, 2006
The Lodi American Viticultural Area (AVA) is rapidly becoming recognized as one of the most prolific grape growing regions in the world. Of the 552,000 acres that comprise the Lodi appellation nearly 100,000 are planted with winegrapes, producing more of the top five California varietals – Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel – than any other wine district in the state, and more ‘Zin’ than any other district in the world.