The Role of Climate in Lodi's Wine Country
The Effect of Lodi’s Climate on Wine Production
Lodi begins in the Eastern Delta and extends east to the base of the Sierra Foothills. It encompasses 458,000 acres of which about 75,000 acres of vineyards are planted.
Vineyards are influenced by the moderating effects of the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Wind and fog enter the region through a gap in the Coastal Range. This cools the AVA and moistens the air, thus retaining acidity in grape production.
The growing season also enjoys abundant sunshine, giving grapes the opportunity to fully ripen. The results are balanced, structured, wines. Lodi’s unique climate allows it to contend with AVAs located closer to the coast in the production of finer varietals.
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