Woodbridge was founded in 1852 by Jeremiah H. Woods and Alexander McQueen, who built a ford across the Mokelumne River. They later built a bridge in 1858. Woods hoped that the settlement would grow larger than Stockton, and even hoped to form a separate county, Mokelumne County, with Woodbridge as the seat. In 1867, however, the railroad chose to bypass Woodbridge and lay tracks through neighboring Lodi instead.
It is most known for being in California's San Joaquin Valley winegrowing region. Woodbridge is the home of the famous Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi winery and 2010 California gubernatorial candidate, Robb Cawelti.
With a population of 3,984, Woodbridge is a great town for those seeking a calm atmosphere and easy commutes to metro areas.