Old Vines In Lodi Area Still Producing
Oh, Lord, stuck in Lodi again.
It was 1969 when John Fogerty of Credence Clearwater Revival put those words to music. Today, when California wine lovers hear those lyrics, they say, “Thank you,” because Lodi’s Mediterranean climate makes that region ideal for a diversity of grape-based beverages derived from among the 100 different varieties of winegrapes grown there.
An epicenter of grape production as far back as the late 1800s, the 100,000 acres of grapes available has long been a Zinfandel lover’s paradise. It’s also known as the home of the largest concentration of old vines in the country like those still producing in vineyards in the Mokelumne River AVA that list a planting of 1916. If you’re a centenarian vine, you proudly bear the title of “ancient”, one of the own-rooted vines that have been in place for over…Read More
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