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Oak Ridge Winery

Lodi

Our Story

ITALIAN HERITAGE, LODI ROOTS

Ours is a story of family, farming, and winemaking. Angelo Maggio arrived in Lodi in 1906, immigrating from the Italian coast of Genova with his wife, Louisa. The first cuttings were planted in 1928 on the property of their first ranch home, which laid the foundation for the long, winding journey that culminates in the production powerhouse that is Oak Ridge Winery. Originally built in 1934, the winery itself was once a wine-making cooperative. As multigenerational farmers, Angelo, his son Roy, and eventually his grandson Rudy, were active participants, growing grapes to supply to winemakers around the country. When the facility was placed on the market in 2002, it was Roy’s son, Rudy, who saw this as an opportunity to expand on their long history of grape growing by producing quality wines of their very own. His intentions went far beyond a desire to dust off a piece of history; the Maggio family transformed it into a state-of-the-art winery capable of meeting the quality, style, and volume demands of a growing and evolving marketplace.

Rudy’s three daughters, each wine growers in their own right, now oversee the operations at Oak Ridge Winery, with a focus on hospitality, brand building, and expansion. A multigenerational operation, their vineyards, along with those of their father’s, account for 2,500 acres throughout the Lodi American Viticultural Area (AVA).

Meet the Winemaker

LAURA CHADWELL - Chief Winemaker

Laura Chadwell joined Oak Ridge Winery in 2021 as Chief Winemaker. She is responsible for all aspects of winemaking across Oak Ridge Winery’s expansive portfolio, and her passion for winemaking and problem-solving will serve her well as she continues to expand her techniques with a focus on brand building and premium category expansion.

Laura holds a Bachelor of Science in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis and earned her Master’s in Business Administration from CSU Dominguez Hills. Born and raised in Galt, CA, Laura got her start as a harvest intern at Jessie’s Grove. She worked there while pursuing her degree and was ultimately promoted to Assistant Winemaker.

After graduating from UC Davis, she began an internship at Woodbridge Winery, working her way up to Winemaker in under two years. Her time at Woodbridge catapulted her into the corporate sphere of winemaking. She was soon promoted to New Product Development Winemaker for Constellation brands, facilitating the launch of over 80 new wine products and line extensions.

A self-described blend master and perpetual learner, Laura is happiest when she feels connected to the craft and possesses a very “hands-on” approach to winemaking. Oak Ridge Winery is excited to have her at the helm of their winemaking team, crafting premium wines representative of the diverse Lodi appellation.

Wines

Varietals

  • Cabernet
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Petite Sirah
  • Pinot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Zinfandel

Appellations

  • Lodi

Amenities

  • Private Tours*
  • Wine Club
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Indoor Seating
  • Gift Shop
  • Wheelchair Accessible

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