Best Wine Trails in Lodi Wine Country
Lodi is a California wine region less traveled. There are many good reasons why wine country travelers should spend time in the Lodi. Did you know that Lodi has more acres of vineyards than any other wine region in the United States? Lodi is known for its old vine Zinfandel, but lately, it is Rhone style wines and Spanish grapes that are hitting the mark among wine critics. The downtown of Lodi is quaint with many interesting stores and restaurants. Janelle and Joe have explored this region and have discovered some great wineries to visit. The wineries we have selected for our Lodi wine trail are sure to give you a sense of Lodi wine country and a taste of some very excellent wines.
COVID has changed much for wine country travelers. Be sure to check each winery’s website before you plan your trip to Lodi wine country.
Lodi Wine Country Wine Routes & Details
When in Lodi – Visit some great wineries
Lodi Wine Trail – Highway 99 West
There are some 40 wineries in Lodi wine country. After four trips to Lodi, we propose two wine routes for Lodi. We have the wineries west of Highway 99 and those east of Highway 99 (link). Highway 99 makes a convenient boundary for breaking are selected wineries into the two separate wine routes. See the wine route
Lodi Wine Trail – Highway 99 East
These are exciting and innovative wineries linking traditional winemaking with new energy and exciting technology. Bokisch is the leader with experimenting with many grape varieties outside of the traditional Zinfandel grape. See the wine route
Advice for your Lodi Wine Tour:
You are encouraged to have a designated driver | Consider a limousine or van service
First time to a winery? Find out what happens in a typical tasting room.
Are you wondering about how to taste wine? Wine Tasting Techniques
Pace yourself and make a day of wine tasting.
There are other Lodi wineries on our wine tour; if you see one that strikes your fancy, drop in and tell us what you think.
Plan for a picnic lunch at one of the wineries.
Use our Trip Planner to map your wine trail
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