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Peak in Lodi Again


John Fogerty said he never actually visited Lodi when he wrote the classic line, “Oh Lord, stuck in Lodi again.”

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Journeys of Discovery: Iberian varieties at Lodi’s Bokisch Vineyards


Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from Lodi, California, where he visits with Markus and Liz Bokisch at Bokisch Vineyards. Proclaimed the 2019 Winery of the Year by Visit Lodi Conference and Visitors Bureau, Bokisch has evolved the region’s wine lexicon with award-winning Iberian grape varieties including Albarino, Garnacha and Tempranillo. Bokisch is the largest organic grape grower in the Lodi AVA (American Viticultural Area) with more than 400 acres under cultivation.

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Understated Lodi, Calif., Looks to Emerge from Napa and Sonoma’s Shadows


The dusty streets of Lodi, Calif., are quiet on a warm autumn afternoon. Birds lap water pooling on the sidewalk under tree-lined streets. Department stores vacated the two-story brick buildings decades ago, leaving behind a handful of vintage boutiques, an old-fashioned deli, and a cheese shop. Bells twinkle overhead when a shopper opens a door and walks into the otherwise empty downtown. You wouldn’t know it by looking around, but this small agricultural town is the gateway to one of the top wine regions in the country.

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Lingering in Lodi


“Oh Lord, stuck in Lodi again,” moaned John Fogerty, frontman of country-rock legends Creedance Clearwater Revival, in 1969. Fogerty hadn’t actually been to Lodi but anyone stuck in the Northern California town these days should count their blessings, kick back and enjoy the hiatus with a plate of local food and a fine bottle of wine.

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Lodi Comes of Age


The Central Valley wine region pours on homegrown charm, history, value and surprises for groups.

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The Accidental Lodi Tourist


What started as a trip to see her father in Sacramento, author Kathy Chin Leong found herself discovering the wonders of Lodi and just how wrong the old Creedence Clearwater Revival

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Journeys of Discovery: California’s queen of white wines


Sue Tipton crafts award-winning white wines in Acampo, California. She ignored the experts who warned she could not make it as a winemaker without also producing reds. Tipton's white wines consistantly win multiple awards annually. Her Voignier won “Best in the State of California” at the 2016 California State Fair, and her Grenache Blanc won the prestigious “Best in Class” at the Sunset International Wine Competition.

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Journeys of Discovery: Lodi’s Oak Farm Vineyards


The Panella family has been farming in the Lodi region since the 1930s. Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for a conservation with Heather and Dan Panella, third-generation farmers and winemakers who share insights about the family’s Oak Farm Vineyards, and producing award-winning wines from their 60 acres of estate vines.

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