Responsible for the majority of US wine production, California’s viticulture has a rich history dating back to the 1700s when Spanish missionaries first planted vineyards. In 1976, California wines shot into international stardom, known as “the judgement of Paris,” by winning a wine competition in both the red and white categories, along with the famous California Cabernet Sauvignon, becoming the wine powerhouse it is today.
Just east of San Francisco Bay, the Lodi AVA is located in California's Central Valley wine region. Known for its warm days and cool nights, typical for Mediterraen climates, and distinctive sandy soil, the Lodi AVA is the ideal environment for growing high quality grapes and crafting delicious wines. Best known for its Zinfandel, Lodi also specializes in Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sauvignon Blanc.
Located between San Franscico and Sacramento, The Suisun Valley is perfect for anyone looking to enjoy California’s famous wines while avoiding the crowds. A semi-coastal Mediterrean climate, along with alluvial soil, allow this region to grow a variety of strong and healthy wine grapes. Sheltered by the Howell Mountains, the Suisun Valley is the perfect climate for Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay.