Although many families in Lodi have been growing grapes for six and seven generations, it’s only been within the last 10 years that the current generation actually built wineries to convert their grapes into wine. Today, there are approximately 80 wineries and tasting rooms—an impressive number for sure—but there are more than 750 growers in the area. And many of those are now ready for their close-up. The results of the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, held earlier this year, reported that wines with Lodi on the label took home a total of 201 medals—36 of them gold.

via 5 Reasons Why Lodi, California is the Next Napa Valley: The Daily Details.