The Lodi Appellation is a federally designated American Viticulture Area recognized for the distinctive quality of its wines. Located directly east of San Francisco at the edge of the Sacramento River Delta, the Lodi appellation is noted for its classic Mediterranean climate and its distinctive sandy soils that provide the perfect environment for the production of world-class wines.
The Lodi appellation first approved in 1986 allowed wineries to label their wines with Lodi listed as the grapes' origin. At first only a handful of small local vintners produced a "Lodi" designated wine, but as the quality and reputation spread, wineries began sprouting up across the region. Today, with nearly two dozen wineries in the appellation, and over a hundred "Lodi" labeled brands on the market, Lodi is one of California's most exciting new appellations.
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