Lodi’s diverse soils were formed thousands of years ago through geological events and alluvial waters. Two major rivers originating in the Sierra Nevada mountain range feed the Lodi appellation – the Mokelumne and Cosumnes. These rivers have brought soils rich in granitic-based minerals that lend complex flavors to the wines of Lodi.
Lodi’s warm days and cool evenings are a natural match to varieties originating in the Rhône region of Southern France. Cinsault, Viognier, Syrah, Picpoul Blanc, Grenache Blanc and many others have found a “home away from home” in the inviting soils around Lodi. These vineyards are providing local winemakers an abundance of variety to craft a wide-range of delicious and thrilling varietal wines.