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.
Upcoming EventsIn light of the COVID-19 situation, confirm event details in advance.
Wood Family Vineyards in Livermore
Have we got something fun for you lined up!
We've partnered with Larissa from 'Bluebirds Chocolate' & Brandon from 'The Cheese Parlor' again to bring you another Chocolate, Cheese & Wine pairing class, this time Holiday style!
Don't miss this fun & educational event. You'll be greeted with a splash of Chardonnay to get your tastebuds warmed up. We will then be tasting through 4 separate pairings of Chocolate, Cheese & Wine and there may be a surprise in the end.
Seating is limited to just 32 people so tell your friends and family and get tickets ASAP! The class takes place on Thursday, December 9th and will start at 7pm. To add to the holiday cheer, we would love to see you in your best ugly holiday sweater (optional but highly encouraged).
Tickets are just $90 and you can get them by following this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chocolate-cheese-wine-holiday-pairing-class-tickets-208222568307
Club Member only discount code:
Use code WFVCLUB to receive $5 off your ticket purchase!
Harvest Moon Winery in Russian River
Friday, December 10 at 5:30pm
Sip & Paint with Us!
Join us for a fun, family friendly holiday party on December 10.
Paint your own wooden ornament with Kristen from Boards & Bottle!
Cookies from Baked on the River, in Guerneville, and our deluxe local cheese boards will be ready to pair with your favorite glass of Harvest Moon wine.
Tickets are almost sold out. Get yours today!
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Mitchella Winery in Paso Robles through Dec 12
Join us at Mitchella Winery for a festive weekend of gourmet popcorn, wine, artisan cheeses, balloons and mystery prizes!
Saturday & Sunday
Dec 11 & 12 from 11-4:30pm
~Reservations highly recommended~Click here for more info