Lodi California (pop: 63,500) is a city in San Joaquin County.
Zinfandel Capital of the World
Lodi is best known as a center of wine production although its vintages have traditionally been less prestigious than those of Sonoma and Napa counties.
However, in recent years, the Lodi Appellation has become increasingly respected for its Zinfandel wine and other eclectic varietals.
Nearby is the Woodbridge winery.
Lodi Grape Festival
Every September there is a Grape Festival held which includes rides, food, and wine tasting.
Also popular is the Spring Wine Show (held in late March/early April, so as not to coincide with Easter every year),
which showcases the area's 50-plus award-winning wineries.
Sandhill Crane Festival Nov 6-8, 2009
- Every year, these stately birds, with their stately gait and magnificent calls, return in great number to their winter nesting grounds outside Lodi, CA.
Each year thousands of visitors make their way to Lodi area wildlife refuges and farmlands to experience first-hand one of nature’s spectacles.
The abundance of crane habitat is what continues to nourish our agricultural roots, with water, soil, and climate that sustains the birds, enriches our lives,
and benefits our local economy. Festival Website.