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LAVA was founded in January 2001 for the purpose of promoting amateur wine making in the Lodi, California area. Through intelligent conversation at monthly meetings, members share ideas and resources concerning wine making. Regular guest speakers, drawn from the local commercial wine industry, provide members an opportunity for improving techniques from trimming grape vines to bottling finished homemade wines. The organization gathers wine making resources and serves as an informal clearing house for information and ideas for its membership and the general public.

LAVA meets the third Thursday of each month from 7 until 9 PM. Meetings are held at different locations for educational purposes. Meeting locations can be confirmed by visiting the Events Calendar or contacting the President.

Club Activities

· Wine making assistance, education and mentoring
· Winery equipment vendor presentations
· Wine analysis and discussion
· Amateur wine competitions
· Our own nouveau tasting
· Winery visitations
· Annual BBQ and Annual Banquet

Take a look at what we do – A slideshow of our activities!

For More information, Contact: Membership@lavawine.org
Or by snail mail: PO Box 1165, Lodi CA 95241

Annual family membership dues only $50.00 per year.

“The purpose of LAVA is to encourage growth and knowledge of home winemaking by interchange of ideas; research and contact with experts in the field; to strive for high standards in winemaking; to attract new winemaking enthusiasts; and to promote the appreciation of fine wine”.