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The Lodi 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
 
May 25, 2015 | Randy Caparoso

Stama Winery unveils new tasting room and exciting plans for Lodi’s future

Phase 1 of Stama Winery's Mediterranean inspired winery, where a temporary tasting room has just opened

Phase 1 of Stama Winery’s Mediterranean inspired winery, where a temporary tasting room has just opened

Very quietly, over the recent ZinFest weekend, Stama Winery unveiled a spanking new, if low key, tasting room – open 7 days a week, from 11 AM – centrally located at the site of their new winery facility on Davis Road, just south of Turner Road on Lodi's west side.

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Time Posted: May 25, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Randy Caparoso
 
May 19, 2015 | Randy Caparoso

Photos of Lodi Wine Nation at another fun, tranquil ZinFest

ZinFesters know what they like…Lodi grown wine!

ZinFesters know what they like…Lodi grown wine!

Blame it all on their roots, they showed up in boots, and all kinds of hats and wine-country-chic apparel, including threads studded with corks from their favorite bottlings of Lodi wine!

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Time Posted: May 19, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Randy Caparoso
 
May 11, 2015 | Randy Caparoso

Beautiful thing – the refreshing purity of Onesta Wines

Jillian Johnson DeLeon at Lodi cellardoor, where her Onesta Wines can be tasted and purchased

Jillian Johnson DeLeon at Lodi cellardoor, where her Onesta Wines can be tasted and purchased

The Lodi AVA grown wines of Onesta Wines winemaker/owner Jillian Johnson DeLeon are distinguished by two closely related things...

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Time Posted: May 11, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Randy Caparoso
 
May 6, 2015 | Randy Caparoso

Lodi wines for tasting, purchase and by-the-glass at ZinFest Festival

2015 ZinFest Scene

2015 ZinFest Scene

2015 ZinFest Festival

Are you ready for Lodi’s 2015 ZinFest Festival, happening this coming Saturday, May 16?

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Time Posted: May 6, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Randy Caparoso
 
May 4, 2015 | Randy Caparoso

The 2012 ZinFest Commemorative Zinfandel is an essence of Lodi

2012 ZinFest Commemorative Zinfandel

2012 ZinFest Commemorative Zinfandel

ZinFest 2015: Lodi's Premiere Wine Tasting Event

Each year the Lodi ZinFest produces about a 1,000 bottles of a Commemorative Lodi grown Zinfandel under a colorful Belle Époque inspired art label by our official ZinFest artist, Vince McIndoe, always featuring the same mysterious "red headed girl."

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Time Posted: May 4, 2015 at 8:00 AM