Over a century of grapes ... and few of them sour!

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Real Estate Agent with The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi BRE# 01390564

The Nines Team in Lodi

 

The end panels on one of the Street Murals in Lodi, California represent the progression of the agricultural history of the community.

The Nines Team in LodiIn early 1900’s the major agricultural production was table grapes … a variety now known as Flames.  This grape is still grown in the Lodi area, but the production is less than 10% of the total acreage under vineyards’ plows.  Late last century, the growers of Lodi started becoming world renown with the production of the locale’s Zinfandel grapes.  By the middle of the first decade of this century, Lodi had become the Zinfandel capital of the world … accounting for over 40% of global production.

The impact of the noble grape can be seen “everywhere” in Lodi … the names figuring importantly in the culture of both high schools, festivals and local community events, arts and entertainments in various individual wineries, a major visitor center, and the City’s logo … all bear names and/or images of one grape or another.The Nines Team in Lodi

Few of the images of grapes in Lodi carry with them the historical scope of the mural facing Lodi Avenue at School Street.  Flanking Queen Zinfandel are the markers of a century of commerce: Grape production in 1906 gives way to toasting the finest of wines in 2006! 

 

If you may be considering relocation to the Central Valley of California considering adding Lodi, California to your short list.  The folks at The Nines Team will be delighted to show you our town … and some of the best real estate buying opportunities in the valley.  If you wish to search the local MLS please click here.  Don’t hesitate to call us if we can answer questions or get additional information for you:

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The Nines Team in Lodi

Comments (10)

Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Jack - that is very cool history. You have shared so much about Lodi with us! I am a huge zinfandel fan, so this really rings a bell with me! I had no idea.

Jeff

Jan 21, 2011 01:49 PM
Susan Goulding
Crown Key Realty, Inc; Tracy & Mountain House Sales and Property Management - Tracy, CA
Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate

Next time I come to Lodi I would like a personal tour please.

Jan 21, 2011 02:38 PM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
The Nines Team in Lodi

Jeff - Zinfandel is very special ... but we also have a number of other great ones as well .... but the truly "fun names" seem to be in the zin.

Jan 21, 2011 02:45 PM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
The Nines Team in Lodi

Susan - That will mean all day ... that's breakfast at Chalkboard, lunch at Andre's and dinner at Revolucion ... and a whole new wardrobe!

Jan 21, 2011 02:47 PM
Marsha Montoya Mayer
Paradise Properties of Florida, Inc. - Palm Beach, FL

Jack,  That is very interesting.  I do not believe we have any wine industry in South Florida.  We we do have Key Lime Pie and Maragaritas and of course well made Mojitos.

Jan 22, 2011 02:04 AM
Christina ONeal
At Home Real Estate Group - Ripon, CA
Realtor - Ripon California

You are so knowledgeable of Lodi!!! I love it...cutest little town, I'm thinking I should come wine tasting up there sometime :)

Christina Oneal

Jan 22, 2011 07:32 AM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
The Nines Team in Lodi

Marsha ... key lime pie ... wine .... wine ... key lime pie!  It's great that everywhere we go ... something's special!

Jan 22, 2011 10:48 AM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
The Nines Team in Lodi

Christina  ... finding wine tasting places is a real chore ... we only have 48 tasting rooms .... sad!

Jan 22, 2011 10:49 AM
Steve Ewing - Keller Williams Realty
Keller Williams - Stockton, CA

Jack - When people come to Lodi they look around the downtown area and fall in love with the ambiance of the city.  Then comes the other surprises that Lodi has to offer.  Thanks for the blog.

Jan 29, 2011 05:16 AM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
The Nines Team in Lodi

Steve - The love affair kind of "evolves .."  and suddenly ... you are Lodi!

Jan 29, 2011 06:29 AM