Whenever we are wine tasting, we ask our wine guide about local wineries that they enjoy. Who knows the winery scene better than someone who is part of it? During a recent trip to Lodi, one winery name kept coming up: Bokisch Vineyards. Here’s how our first visit went:
Wine tasting in Lodi
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Lodi winemakers with a sparkling program? Yes, it is true! We recently visited with one such pioneer, Susan Tipton, Owner/Winemaker at Acquiesce Winery. Here’s what we learned:
Lodi has dozens of fantastic wineries, but until recently there was one gap in the region’s tasting menu: locally-produced sparkling wine. Now, this situation is changing! We visit a local pioneer in Lodi’s sparkling wine business: LVVR Sparkling Cellars.
Lodi has quite a number of outstanding wineries, which is why we keep coming back. One winery that is consistently on our tour list? Harney Lane Winery, of course!
August in Lodi: brown hills, green vineyards, and deep purple grapes. A perfect visual palatte for any wine lover. What could be more wonderful to pair with such a visual feast than to sample the enological artistry of d’Art Wines?
Food and wine pairings can improve both parties or create a hot mess. When pairings go well it is a thing of wonder. Unexpected, yet delicious pairings elevate such a pairing to the level of magic. A recent visit to Pondl Winery displayed this magic for pairing after pairing!
Discovering a hidden gem of a winery brings us boundless joy! A recent wine tasting trip to Lodi gave us several opportunities to experience new wineries. One of the most hidden among them turned out to be an amazing experience. We are definitely adding St. Amant Winery to our “can’t miss” list!
In masonry, clinker bricks are made when excessive heat over fires wet clay, producing bricks that are dense, dark, and durable. In Lodi, Klinker Brick Winery produces wines that are dark, durable, and downright delicious!
No winery tour in Lodi is complete without a visit to Harney Lane Winery. This family-owned winery combines so many desirable attributes: great wine, beautiful architecture, fun staff and an extra bonus, convenient picnic tables!
Making wine is unquestionably an artistic endeavor. Many times, this artistic flair is expressed in other ways, too. That’s what makes visiting wineries and tasting rooms so much fun: seeing the unique expression of art in the wine and so much more. One classic example of art in every form is a visit to d’Art Wines in Lodi.
The Lodi wine region is home to wineries big and small. Not surprisingly, winery size does not predict winery quality. We love discovering small wineries with huge skills, so we build our tours with lots of new, unexplored wineries. Sometimes, though, a winery is so nice that we have to visit twice. That was exactly the case when we visited Omega Cellars to explore it all over again.
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MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2022 AT 6 PM – 9 PM Bingo Night!
B-I-N-G-O! Come join in on the fun and make your Monday a little better. Partake in 10 games and a glass of wine all for only $20! Enjoy prizes music wine by the glass or bottle and fun for the whole family. Bring your own picnic spread or we will have snacks available for purchase
Bring a Dauber if you have one
Las Positas Vineyards in Livermore through Dec 18
Bacon and Barbera Weekend
December 17th and 18th we will be offering a special Barbera and Bacon food pairing flight.
You will try 5 different Estate Barberas, both library and current release, paired with 5 different flavored bacons!
Food and Wine paring is $40 each for general public, and $15 each for wine club members.
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Cheers to the New Year Celebration
Saturday, December 31st
The halls will be decked...
The champagne, wine and cider flowing...
Platters of scrumptious food awaits you....
It's New Year's Eve at Riggers Loft!
TICKETS - $90
~ *All-You-Can-Eat Menu!!
~ Champagne Toast at Midnight
~ Dancing to the Fabulous DJ Magic
~ Balloon Drop
~ SF Fireworks viewed
from our Waterside Patio
~ Free Parking
~ Party Favors
A full compliment of wine, champagne and cider will be available for purchase, by the bottle or by the glass. Sodas and sparkling, too.
*Note: Food will be served throughout the evening, but if you come at 8pm, you'll enjoy some relaxing jazz while dining.
Chef Frank Miller's All-You-Can NYE Menu
Spanish bomba rice, shrimp, scallops, calamari, mussels, clams, saffron, cooked over an open wood fire
(Both Veggie and Seafood Paella)
Authentic Argentine Asado
Wood-fire grilled sausages, beef strip, chicken, peppers, served with chimichurri
Salads & Grilled Veggies
Grilled seasonal veggies, and heaps of gorgeous fresh green salad
Delicious fresh baked focaccia bread. Chef will be making regular and gluten-free Focaccia.
Freshly Baked Fruit Cobbler
Delicious fruit cobbler served with vanilla ice cream
DJ Magic will be spinning tunes from 8pm to midnight.
8-9pm - Jazz...perfect for dining.
9pm-midnight - Dance tunes from the decades.
Count down to 2023 under our balloon drop.
Champagne Toast at Midnight
At midnight, you'll take your complimentary glass of champagne and we'll all head outside to watch the San Francisco fireworks from our waterside patio.