Oak Farm Vineyard for Big Zins
“Everyone has drank Lodi wine, they just don’t know it,” said Dan, the owner of Oak Farm Vineyards. Only 90 miles from San Francisco is one of the most sipped, but least known wine regions in California. Lodi has been growing wine grapes since the mid 1800’s and today, but that’s where it stopped. They were mainly growers who sold their grapes to wineries in Napa and Sonoma. However over the last decade the area has blossomed and wineries are now showcasing their own grapes and varieties. It’s the largest appellation in California with over 190,000 acres in production. Known as the Zin capital of the world thanks to it’s warm days and cool nights, the zinfandel grape loves the Lodi soil. I stopped in to try a few of Oak Farm’s best reds including a Zinfandel called Vapor Trail and their Tievoli while lounging around in their beautiful open air lounge. I never wanted to leave!
By Sherry Ott, AFAR Ambassador
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23627 Devries Rd, Lodi, CA 95242, USA
Sun - Sat 11am - 5pm