Bradford and Randall Lange of LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards have grown their operation over the years to be a successful, thriving business.
The dedication to their craft shows, especially in a recent accolade given by the California Association of Winegrape Growers.
The brothers were selected as CAWG’s 2017 Grower of the Year.
“We are honored to receive CAWG’s 2017 Grower of the Year Award,” the Lange brothers said in a statement. “LangeTwins prides itself not only on a strong commitment to family values, but in our belief that sustainable winegrowing methods are critical for both our vineyard and our community.”
The Lange family has been growing winegrapes in the Lodi appellation for five generations, dating back more than 100 years to the 1870s. The LangeTwins Winery, based in Acampo, has been lauded for its sustainability practices over the years by several organizations.
“The Langes have created a legacy in Lodi farming and played a significant role in advancing the recognition of the Lodi area’s agricultural prominence, especially in viticulture,” grower Jerry Fry, of Lodi, said. “The family has worked on and promoted mechanization, using research and advanced technologies. While doing so, they’ve emphasized their concern for the environment, sustainability and the community.”
According to CAWG, LangeTwins farms in San Joaquin, Sacramento, Solano and Yolo counties, growing 23 varieties of grapes throughout three appellations.