THE LANGE AND LEWIS FAMILIES
A DEEP-ROOTED HISTORY BETWEEN TWO FAMILIES
Johann and Maria Lange emigrated from Germany to Lodi, California in the 1870s with their son, Albert. The family established their agricultural roots through the cultivation of non-irrigated watermelons and then in 1916, the addition of winegrapes.
Wishing to share farming expertise, Albert sought out and developed a working relationship with George Lewis, a like-minded Lodi winegrower and neighbor. The farmers’ long friendship evolved into a family connection which celebrated their hardworking way of life, as well as the simple joys of vacations together at the lake.
Albert’s grandsons, Randall and Bradford, have continued the generational friendship with the Lewis Family. Today, Charlie, George’s son, still actively farms the historic Lewis vineyard, exclusively for the Centennial Zinfandel.