• Dominic Perri

LangeTwins' Fruitful Family Tradition

Updated: Jun 17

A truly "sustainable" family business. Connecting people with the land through wine.

Spanning 118 years and five generations, LangeTwins has been a vineyard rooted in family tradition. With a wine process passed down from generation to generation, each distinct batch of relatives produces a new wine trail for continued success.

Generations in a Bottle

Johann and Maria Lange settled in the Lodi region of California with their son Albert, establishing their family's first vineyard in 1916. Albert and his son Harold continued the farming tradition until LangeTwins was formed in 1974 by Harold's twin sons, Randall and Bradford. After college, the twins returned to the family farm and began building their winery in 2006 to "vertically integrate and expand the operation utilizing the talents of the ‘new kids.'"

We are generational farmers. Our priority has always been to connect people with the land through wine.

Both brothers developed a deep appreciation for winegrowing that started with working summers and harvest times around the vine. They grew up and even raised their families on the land that's still farmed on to this day. Although the vineyard has grown and matured, the family's commitment to sustainable practices has never faltered. They do it to ensure their farm, community, and agricultural way of life continues to thrive.

Sustaining Tradition

LangeTwins finds it important to not only be great producers of wine but also responsible land stewards. It steers their daily farming and business practices. How do they do this? By following guidelines that hold them accountable for doing the right thing. They actually wrote The Lodi Rules program which serves as a template on sustainable farming in the region and beyond.

Sustainable Wine Measures:

  • Growing a balanced vine by regularly taking soil samples to measure nutrient mix and water capacity

  • Replacing outdated and inefficient engines for clean-burning alternatives (offsetting carbon footprint)

  • Implementing multi-row machinery to limit vineyard passes

  • Testing electric vineyard vehicles

  • Solar panels at viticulture offices

  • Solar systems powering wells, pumps, and winery

  • Use multi-row machinery to limit vineyard passes

  • Currently testing electric vineyard vehicles

The twins’, along with like-minded Lodi farmers and scientists, have captured best farming practices with the vineyard ecosystem in mind.

Behind our Sand Point wine sub-brand is a commitment to positively influence our ecosystem through habitat restoration.

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