Oak Ridge Winery
Oak Ridge Winery is the oldest operating winery in Lodi, California, built in 1934. It is owned by the Maggio, Reynolds and Dondero families, and produces estate wines under several separate wine labels. The winery itself was once a winemaking cooperative, which the Maggio and Reynolds families purchased in 2002. They had a vision that went well beyond dusting off a piece of local history. They renamed it Oak Ridge Winery and began by modernizing the facilities, transforming it into a state-of-the-art winery.
The wines are made from 500 acres of estate vineyards throughout the Lodi American Viticultural Area (AVA). The winery and vineyards are situated between the Sierra Nevada foothills and the San Francisco Bay.
The area’s uniquely Mediterranean climate, with warm days and coastal evening breezes, is ideal for the cultivation of world-class wine grapes. California’s top varietals thrive here, with zinfandel being a singular phenomenon. Vines, some over 100 years old, produce small yields of intensely flavored fruit to create wines that are the ultimate expression of the terroir.
In 2002, the families began an extensive and comprehensive renovation that transformed Oak Ridge Winery into a state-of-the-industry facility, capable of meeting the quality, style, and volume demands of a growing and evolving global marketplace.
But the company is more than just bricks, mortar, tanks and barrels. They have assembled a team of passionate, committed industry professionals—including the Dondero family, who joined the winery in 2010—with the knowledge and experience to create wonderful wines from vineyard to bottle, from the winery to table. Their goal is to over-deliver every step of the way.