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Oak Ridge Winery

6100 E. Highway 12
Lodi, CA 95240
(209) 369-4758

Tasting:   Open Daily 10 to 5 pm
Tasting is complimentary or $5 with a souvenir wine glass
10% case discount
  Tours by Appointment
  49,000 gallon barrel tasting room
Price Range:   $5 to $15 and up to $30 for the Solera Zinfandel Port
Established:   1934
  175,000 cases

Oak Ridge Winery Description

This large-production facility has a small down-home feel to it. It has operated continuously since the end of Prohibition and has been a mainstay on the east side of Lodi, serving visitors “right out of the barrel”. In 2002 it was purchased by two grape-growing families, both of which had been in the winemaking business for several generations.

Oak Ridge makes a wide range of wines under five different labels that includes two sparkling wines, two pink wines, eight white wines, nine reds and three dessert wines. The five labels are their Oak Ridge brand, White Tail, Gnarled Vine, Simply White (and Red) Silks Oak, and - for their dessert wines - Conti Royale.

But don’t be confused; just enjoy the variety and have a one-of-a-kind experience of tasting wine while standing inside a giant redwood wine barrel. The 49,000-gallon-barrel is home to the oldest tasting room in Lodi. As you stand inside the circular cask it is hard to imagine how much wine could be stored here-- considering there is an ample-size tasting counter, a stocked deli case, gift items spread around, and still plenty of room for a couple of dozen visitors. The tasting staff is attentive, and the mood is casual and fun.

Adjacent to the “Barrel Room” is a separate gift cottage with country store items, home decorations and nice gift items. The facility itself is a bit drab, with its utilitarian chain link fence and brick buildings, but the “barrel” easily makes up for it. Prices range from $5 to $15 per bottle for their wines, and up to $30 for their premium Solera Zinfandel Port.


Oak Ridge Winery Features

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Casual & Relaxed
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
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Taste wine a huge wine barrel!
mikesq, Waltham
Been here a couple of time (Did I mention I LOVE LODI! – Avoid the crowds at Napa and Sonoma; Taste for free or next to free; Get great wines for great prices on wines made from same grapes used by many of the best Napa and Somona wineries!) Oak Ridge tasting room is not at a vineyard, but located in an industrial park on the north east side of Lodi. The tasting room actually in an old 50,000 gallon storage tank from the old Roma Wine Co. The server was very friendly and knowledgeable. They have some terrific wines. I like the Blazon Pinot Noir, which has a nice cherry aroma and flavor, and we all liked the Moss Roxx Ancient Vines Zin. It is a big flavorful full bodies Zin; fruity and slightly acid with a mild apple flavor at only $25 – we bought some of bottles to take home with us on the airplane back to Massachusetts. Their OZV is a sweet dessert wine with a tawny color and a very nice finish.

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The Best Value in Lodi
thefrenchcouple, Oakdale
We visit this winery quite often and finally joined the wine club. Terrific wines at the best prices in Lodi. The staff is friendly and fair with the tasting pours. If you join the club, on your birthday month, you get to buy wines at 1/2 price. I absolutely love the coziness of the tasting room; you can't help it but to meet new people. 5 STARS!

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Straight from the Barrel
Lucy, San Jose
The oak ridge offered something that I have always longed to be a part of, it was almost a dream come true. To stand amongst barrels of wine with one opened and ready to be tasted. It was casual and fun, although overall it was a unique experience and I will never forget it. They offer so much of a variety that it is impossible to go there knowing what you wanted, I did and I was caught off guard by one of there dessert wines. Try the Conti Royale it was magnificent not too sweet and even a little bitter, I loved it.

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