First of all, is there somewhere else that people are posting about Lodi?
I had a quick business trip to California and wanted to share info about the wineries we visited.
Van Ruiten - nice winery, very nice wines. Had a quick barrel warehouse tour, and with all the wine choices, gave new meaning to "toasted heads".
We needed lunch after that! Went to downtown Lodi and ate outside on the sidewalk at a nice brewhouse - food was very tasty.
Peirano - nice winery and some nice selections. Very surprised that they don't have zins - what's up with that? The other wines (blends, etc) seemed to be a good value.
Abundance - very nice winery and a number of nice wines at super pricing. Though the reds were tasty the whites surprised me - the white table wine and the sparkling were wines I'd like to keep handy.
I'll be back to visit more next time!