Inland Valley Wine Region

Inland Valleys - Our state's sunny inland valleys are great for grapes. But that isn't all that grows here: this region is one of the most fertile farmlands in the world, providing more than 8% of America's agricultural yield. Across Lodi, Sacramento and San Joaquin Valley, farmers tend everything from almonds and apricots to tomatoes, cotton, asparagus and alfalfa. You might say this area and its farmers are California's unsung heroes; our meals—and our wine—wouldn't be the same without them.

Lodi and the Delta - Wine grapes came to Lodi with the Gold Rush. Lodi's wine industry continued to flourish through Prohibition thanks to farmers who maintained their crops for legally sanctioned "home winemaking." It is those same vines from which today's Lodi vintners craft some of the country's finest Zinfandel. Stay at nearby RV parks and campgrounds.

Madera County - Madera, the Spanish word for lumber, was this county's first industry. But it was gold that put Madera on the map. Mining started here in 1849 and continued well into the 1900's. Today, the county's fertile farmlands are its most precious resource, producing almonds, figs, cotton, tomatoes, and yes, wine. Stay at nearby RV parks and campgrounds.

The Sacramento Valley - The Sacramento Valley was discovered by Spanish explorers in the 1500s and has remained central to California history ever since. Home to our state capital and a hub for our thriving agriculture sector, few regions have produced more history—and wine has played an important part. Stay at nearby RV parks and campgrounds.

San Joaquin Valley - The San Joaquin Valley has been called "the food basket of the world." Crops grown here include cotton, asparagus, almonds, pistachios, oranges, peaches, garlic, tangerines, tomatoes, kiwis, hay, alfalfa, raisins and wine. At 61,000 vineyard hectares (151,000 acres), this is by far the largest wine region in the state. Stay at nearby RV parks and campgrounds