The LoCA Life & Times

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
August 17, 2010 | Randy Caparoso

Taste Lodi: Harney Lane Zinfandel

Harney Lane Lodi Zinfandel


This deep red zin starts off by tingling the nose with aromas of sweet berries and roasting dark coffee. Plush, juicy, almost sweet flavors roll onto the palate, and then harden up in the middle, where the feel becomes thick, meaty, not "massive," but steadily expansive with the classic, jamming Zinfandel berry qualities.

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Time Posted: Aug 17, 2010 at 8:00 AM
Randy Caparoso
August 12, 2010 | Randy Caparoso

To Zin Is to Fly

Lodi's Wine Country

How to succeed in business by turning lemons into joy juice

David Phillips, President/Owner of Michael-David Winery, talked about the family business's growth and success — which also mirrors the growth and success of Lodi's wines and vineyards in general.

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Time Posted: Aug 12, 2010 at 8:00 AM
Randy Caparoso
August 9, 2010 | Randy Caparoso

Oh lord, a blog from Lodi

For grapes like Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, terroir doesn't get much better than in Lodi's oldest vineyards, adjoining the picturesque Mokelumne River.

The Growing Groundswell

By now you've heard that Lodi is more than a song (point of fact: after he wrote his famous Stuck in Lodi Again, CCR's John Fogerty admitted he'd never visited this historic California town, but that he simply thought it had "the coolest sounding name").

Lodi is also a thriving, varied agricultural community — notably, grapes and dairy ranching, olive and cherry orchards, and corn and alfalfa — and wine lovers from coast to coast, and even from Singapore to Stockholm, now know Lodi as the source of wines that absolutely kick your butt, without busting the budget!...

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Randy Caparoso
August 4, 2010 | Randy Caparoso

Pairing Perfection

Twenty two Lodi Appellation Wineries joined forces with culinary students from the Art Institute of California, Sacramento to create customized culinary hors d’oeuvres paired with a specific wine selection.

Culinary Arts meets Lodi Winemakers

If it’s perfectly paired wine and food you crave, then Lodi is the place to be the look no further than Lodi Wine Country!

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Time Posted: Aug 4, 2010 at 8:00 AM
Randy Caparoso
July 16, 2010 | Randy Caparoso

Lodi Makes a Splash in the SF Bay

Treasure Island Wine Fest 2010: Lodi Wines on the Water. Sunday, October 2010 during San Francisco Fleet Week.

Treasure Island Wine Fest 2010: Lodi Wines on the Water. Sunday, October 2010 during San Francisco Fleet Week.

Treasure Island Wine Fest 2010

Treasure Island is the place to be October 10th, as Lodi Wine Country brings their best selection to the San Francisco Bay. The second annual Treasure Island WineFest will feature over 45 Lodi wineries and 200 unique wines

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