Lodi Looks Ahead

California’s grapegrowing dynamo is adding fine wine to its résumé
Lodi Looks Ahead
Markus Bokisch of Bokisch Vineyards, shown here in the estate’s Terra Alta Vineyard, produces almost exclusively Spanish varietal wines, including Albariño, Garnacha and Tempranillo. (Michelle Drewes)
Dec 15, 2018

Lodi is a good place to grow grapes—some might say too good. The area's 110,000 acres of vineyards and 800 grapegrowing families are a main engine of California's wine industry. But especially in the past two decades, a growing number of family farmers have started their own wineries. It's a quiet movement that has been gaining momentum, and as a result, Lodi's identity is evolving. Wine Spectator's Aaron Romano explains.

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