JULY 30, 2018.

The LODI, California AVA has been nominated in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award – wine regions contest!

If you haven’t checked out USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards yet, you are in for a treat!  These awards are a wonderful source of information on restaurants and entertainment when you are traveling.  10best.com/awards/travel/

Cast your vote for LODI as best wine region now through Monday, August 20th, 2018 at 8:59pm PST – and be sure to vote once every day for the run of the contest by clicking HERE.

So why does LODI deserve to win?

The Lodi Appellation is quickly becoming one of California’s most dynamic and exciting winegrowing regions. Innovation and experimentation are flourishing as young winemakers descend upon this historic region to discover over 100 grape varieties in commercial production. And nowhere else in California do you find as much old, own-rooted, head trained vines as you do in Lodi. These vineyards have a story, a family history, and a distinctiveness that sets them apart.  They are a living history of the region dating back to the 1800’s, and telling a story of Lodi, farming, and winemaking.  This effort is leading to an incredible diversity and quality of wines that is attracting consumer and critical attention from across the globe.

Other outstanding nominees include our friends in Augusta (MO), El Dorado (CA), Finger Lakes (NY), Grand Valley (CO), Leelanau Peninsula (MI), Livermore Valley (CA), Mendocino (CA), Monticello (VA), Napa Valley (CA), North Fork of Long Island (NY), Paso Robles (CA), Santa Barbara Co. (CA), Santa Lucia Highlands (CA), Snake River Valley (ID), Sonoma Co. (CA), Texas Hill Country (TX), Walla Walla Valley (WA), Willamette Valley (OR), and Yadkin Valley (NC).

As of 9am on Tuesday, July 31st LODI is in fifth place, right behind Willamette Valley!  Keep the votes coming!!!

The winners will be announced on Friday, August 31st, 2018 and later on USA TODAY. You can read the official rules HERE. Please note that the rules do not allow offering prizes or other inducements to members of the public in exchange for votes during the voting period.

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What are you waiting for?  Vote right now HERE!