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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Charles R Vineyards in Livermore
FOURTH FRIDAY HIKE & TASTING WITH BRUCE
May 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Experience the whole of Livermore Valley from a totally different perspective, the top of the hill at Charles R. The view from the top never disappoints – no matter the weather, the temperature, the steepness or the wind factor – this special place is simply beautiful.
Dick and Bonnie have been generous enough to share this little-known part of the property with us, and we are excited to share the space with those willing to make the trek. Mileage: 1 mile (round trip), Elevation: 300ft, Difficulty: Intermediate
Join Bruce each 4th Friday for a morning hike up the hill. We will share a taste of wine at the top to quench our thirst, then finish up with a full flight once we’re back to the garden patio.
Reservation Only, Limited Space:
$15 Club Members, $30 Public
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Omega Road Winery in Livermore
IT’S OUR ANNIVERSARY!
Time flies, Friends, and we can’t believe that it’s been 5 years since we opened the doors of Omega Road Winery to the public. We’ve loved crafting beautiful wine and, more, sharing it with each of you. Join in the celebration by making your reservation for Sunday, May 29. We’re excited to be hosting the Mego Kitchen who will be preparing amazing treats for all.
We can’t wait to celebrate with you!
Eberle Winery in Paso Robles
Friday, June 10th, 2022 | 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Join Gary Eberle on our vineyard deck for our sunset supper with a delightful seafood menu prepared by Cahoots Catering Co. Enjoy the soulful, feel-good music of Emily Smith. First glass of Eberle wine included. Additional wine is available for purchase by glass or bottle.
$100 Guests | $80 Club Members
Eberle Winery in Paso Robles
Saturday, July 16th, 2022 | 6:30 pm
Join Gary Eberle for a magical evening in the vineyard with a four-course meal paired with Eberle's award-winning wine prepared by Chef Monson of Oak & Vine Catering. Enjoy live music by singer/songwriter Rolf Gehrung.
$200 Guests | $160 Club Members