For over 50 years, the Lodi grapes grown in the Van Ruiten vineyards were harvested and shipped to other wineries every summer. The family wanted to branch out into winemaking, and in 1999 the first varieties of the Van Ruiten Lodi Wines went into production. Among the most memorable and lasting first wines was a Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz blend that remains one of the families most popular today, along with the now famous Van Ruiten Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel and the exceptional Lodi grown Chardonnay that are all served daily at the Lodi Wineries Tasting Room.
- Picnic Area
- Tasting - no appointment