How Sustainable Farming With LODI RULES Translates To Loveable WinesPRESENTED BY
Lodi, California is one of those rare places that lives up to its slogan: “Livable, lovable Lodi.”
Located 40 miles south of California’s capital city of Sacramento, Lodi has been a historic winemaking region since the 1850s. Boasting a Mediterranean climate, Lodi produces more than 30 percent of premium Zinfandel in the state, among 125 other white and red varieties, making it the most diverse wine-growing appellation in the country. With warm days and chilly nights, a tight knit and welcoming community, and barrels of delicious, high-quality and fruit-focused wine, Lodi is especially “lovable” to wine aficionados. The region’s commitment to the environment ensures it remains “liveable” for generations to come.
Shortly after the region was recognized as an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 1986, its winegrowers came together with leading environmentalists and scientists to form the country’s original sustainable winegrowing program — LODI RULES. Now in its fourth edition, the program promotes the adoption of more than 150 sustainable practices over six categories: business, human resources, soil, water, ecosystem, and pest management.
With over 32,000 certified sustainable acres in Lodi and more than 36,000 certified sustainable acres in neighboring California regions plus 700 acres in Israel and 259 acres in Washington state, Lodi – and it’s Rules – are leading the way for environmentally-conscious and socially responsible wine growing.
Click below on our interactive guide to learn more about Lodi Rules and how the program’s management practices help ensure better, more loveable wines for us all.