This is a story of family, farming, and winemaking. Angelo Maggio arrived in Lodi in 1996 immigrating from the Italian Coast of Genova with his wife Louisa. They planted the first cuttings 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. 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, account for 2,500 acres throughout the Lodi AVA.
From budbreak to fruit set, veraison to harvest, the Maggio family has cultivated their vineyards for generations. Of the 2,500 acres that comprise the Maggio Estates, they select the best lots for this namesake wine. Meaning “May” in Italian, Maggio represents the new growth of spring, the promise of a fruitful harvest, and the continued commitment to sustainable wine growing practices; the persistence of five generations of farming evident in the quality of the wine.