Old Vine Grapes – A Monster of a Plant

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Imagine bringing letters to a mailbox standing inside the evil aura of this grape vine monster. Grape plants like this have been growing in Lodi since the early 1900s. Last winter we spotted this plant on East Kettleman Street (Highway 12) on the east side of town. We wondered what kind of grape it produced. […]

Syrah, Cab & Zin Bottles of Wine in Lodi’s Berghold Vineyards

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Lodi Bottles of Syrah, Cabernet and Zinfandel Wine While Lodi is known for its Zinfandel bottles of wine, we go to Berghold Vineyards for their Lodi Syrah.  Yes, they have good Zinfandel and they also have very good Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Viognier. During a recent visit proprietor Joe Berghold poured us a bottle of […]

Lodi Wine – Better Than a Bottle of Wine From Temecula?

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In the search for a good bottle of wine, readers of our dispatches often query us for winery recommendations in places like Sonoma, Paso Robles, Gold Country or Lodi. They’re looking to either expand their winery knowledge, or just looking for a place to start their tasting journey. A recent query, “Is Lodi like Temecula?” […]

A Bottle of Wine From Lodi – The Zinfandel Wine Treasure of California’s Central Valley

While we enjoy a bottle of wine from Lodi, a major zinfandel producing region (plus a lot of other wines labeled as ‘Californian’), we’ve not  posted anything about the region. A friend of ours on the way to taste Lodi wine requested recommendations for tasting the area, and I gave her a list of our […]