Stanton Lange
Stanton is a fourth generation Lodi farmer. But unlike previous generations who were once known as the watermelon kings of Lodi, Stanton chose wine-grape growing as his life’s work. Born in 1945, Stanton graduated from Lodi High School where he excelled as a trombone player and fed his appetite for skiing during frequent trips to the nearby Sierras. Stanton later attended Fresno State University where he earned a degree in Ag Business, and more importantly the love and lifelong companionship of his wife, Caroline. Stanton and Caroline have two daughters, Sarah and Steffani, and a grandson named Jackson who calls him “Papa.”
Over the years, Stanton has grown his vineyard management business from the early days of managing a few acres for Mondavi, to more than 1,000 acres today. During this time, Stanton has been instrumental in establishing and promoting the Lodi appellation. He is currently the chair of the LWWC Research Committee and has been a member for nearly 16 years. He was recently honored as the Lodi Agri-Business Person of the Year in 2006. In addition, Stanton has served in various capacities for, or worked with, the Farm Bureau, BIFS Program, UC Davis, the Lodi District Grape Growers and the Wine Grape Inspection Advisory Board.
  Caroline Lange
Caroline met her husband Stanton at Fresno State University. Caroline was born and raised in Portland, OR. During high school her family moved to California. She earned a degree in Accounting from Fresno State and then moved to Lodi with Stanton to begin their life together. She raised her two daughters as well as 2 nieces and 3 nephews, while doing the accounting for the business.
Caroline has established herself as an integral part of the Lange family and Lodi community through her work at home and for various organizations. She served as a member of Omega Nu for 30 years, one of the first women appointment to the Lodi Grape Festival Board and a member of the advisory board for Service 1st Bank. She has also worked with Langetwins in their accounting and administration departments.

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