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In Lodi, wine comes first. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. Meet the passionate people behind our handcrafted wines and gnarly old vines.

Randy Caparoso
 
November 25, 2012 | Randy Caparoso

The many faces of Lodi in 2012 (part 1)

One Man Pruning Team

One man winter pruning team, on Lodi's west side

As we approach the end of another auspicious year in Lodi‘s wine country, it is as good a time as any to revisit the first half of 2012 with some of our favorite images of the people who are making this American Viticultural Area what it is:  one of the most exciting (no longer just one of the most prolific) winegrowing regions in the world.

Part 1 of our Many faces of Lodi:

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Craig Rous with his 103 year old east side Zinfandel vines (going into wines produced by Ironstone and Macchia)

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Local high school kids participating in LangeTwins Family Vineyards' sustainable SLEWS project

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Three of the four Anaya brothers, farming their own vineyards and producing wines under their Vinedos Aurora label

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Bokisch wine lovers at spring release party

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Sorelle Vineyards owner Mike Scott with daughter Kim

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LangeTwins winemaker David Akiyoshi in his lab

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Adam Mettler; GM/winemaker of Michael David (also winemaker for Mettler Family wines)

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Leland Noma, second generation Lodi grower, with ancient zins

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Jeremy's Choral Trettevik in her Downtown tasting room

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Colorful couple: Macchia Wines owners, Lani & Tim Holdener

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Faces behind d'Art Wines: Helen & Dave Dart

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Typical Lodi wine country weekend: girls just wanting fun

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Harmony Wynelands winemaker Shaun MacKay

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Wanda Woock Bechthold, fourth generation grower (who owns Lodi's oldest continuously farmed vineyard, planted in 1886)

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Onesta winemaker/owner Jillian Johnson among 126 year old Bechthold Vineyard Cinsault vines

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Downtown Lodi's Estate Crush partners Alison & Bob Colorassi, and Nick Sikeotis (center)

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Fifth generation Lodi grower/winemaker: Jessie's Grove's Greg Burns

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Winegrower summit: Turley manager Tegan Passalacqua (left) with Markus Bokisch; in Bokisch's Liberty Oaks Vineyard (Lodi's Jahant AVA)

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Ornithologist David Yee and Heritage Oak winemaker/owner Tom Hoffman, leading their monthly bird walk

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Ornithologist David Yee and Heritage Oak winemaker/owner Tom Hoffman, leading their monthly bird walk

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Harney Lane's Kyle Lerner in recently cleared field, being prepared for a ZAP Zinfandel Heritage Project planting (UC Davis clonal research)

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