Agriculture in Lodi is big business, and Lodi's Kautz family have helped promote agriculture with Ironstone Winery and John Kautz Farms.
The California Bountiful Foundation recently honored the Kautz family for their contributions to the California agriculture industry.
California Bountiful supports agricultural research, education and public outreach in order to cultivate a better understanding of the rural landscapes of California.
Kautz has won awards for his work in soil conservation and grape growing.
His wife Gail has served in San Joaquin County 4-H as a project leader for more than four decades, and is a former California 4-H Foundation president. Gail also founded the Ironstone Concours Foundation to raise money for local and state agricultural youth education.