Steep in History | Farmed for the Future
Lockewood Vineyards started with one family’s winegrape growing tradition. The vineyard was previously owned by Rudy Maggio (2022 inductee into the Ag Hall of Fame, San Joaquin County) and owner of Oak Ridge Winery.
Rudy’s family came to Lodi in 1928. Rudy Maggio, born in 1940, started farming at the age of 12 when his father Roy took paralyzed by polio. By the time Maggio was 20, Roy Maggio & Son was formed. They farmed Tokay grapes on family land west of Lodi, leased acreage and performing custom farm work.
Maggio bought his own piece of land totaling 40 acres in 1963 and built the family home on it in 1966. The home and vineyards were later sold to one of Rudy’s daughters and her husband.
The current owners acquired the historic vineyard in 2021 and named it Lockewood Vineyards. The vineyard is farmed sustainably and is part of Lodi Rules.