Explore: Lodi Vineyards, parks and a pretty downtown provide plenty of reasons to visit.

Explore: Lodi

Vineyards, parks and a pretty downtown provide plenty of reasons to visit.
By Krista Minard of Sacramento Magazine

Anchored by a renovated old town and lots of wineries, the Lodi region (which includes the communities of Woodbridge, Acampo and Lockeford) lies about 40 minutes south of Sacramento. It’s an easy drive for a day of wine tasting or a weekend getaway. From the freeways (you can get there via Highway 99 or Interstate 5), it might not look like much more than a little Central Valley rural town that swelters in the summer and shivers under tule fog in the winter. But especially on the back roads, you’ll see vineyards just now greening up from winter bare, some of the vines beefy and gnarled from more than a century in production... Read More