Borden Ranch AVA

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Borden Ranch AVA
Wine region
TypeAmerican Viticultural Area
Year established2006[1]
CountryUnited States
Part ofCalifornia, Lodi AVA
Total area70,000 acres (28,328 ha)[2]
Size of planted vineyards12,000 acres (4,856 ha)[2]
Grapes producedCabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel[3]

The Borden Ranch AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in both Sacramento County and San Joaquin County, California. It is part of the larger Lodi AVA. Located in the east central portion of the Lodi area, Borden Ranch vineyards are located at altitudes between 73 feet (22 m) and 520 feet (158 m) above sea level. The northern edge of the AVA is defined by Laguna Creek and the southern edge is defined by Dry Creek, both of which flow out of the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains into the San Joaquin Valley.[2] The soils in Borden Ranch is alluvial with cobbles, clay pan, and clay loam. Red wine grape varietals are the most commercially important grapes in the area.[3]


Borden Ranch AVA is dominated by the vineyards of Delicato Family Vineyards, Sutter Home Winery, and Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi.[2]


  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.195 Borden Ranch." Archived January 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Jan. 25, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c d Appellation America (2007). "Borden Ranch (AVA): Appellation Description" Archived 2007-11-13 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved Jan. 25, 2008.
  3. ^ a b Rieger, Ted (2003). "Subdividing Lodi—Proposal Supported for 7 Sub-AVAs". Wine Business Monthly. Aug., 2003.

Coordinates: 38°21′N 121°06′W / 38.35°N 121.1°W / 38.35; -121.1