Wine tasting in Lodi

Bokisch Vineyards

Bokisch Vineyards

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:

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Pondl Winery

Pondl Winery

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!

St. Amant Winery

St. Amant Winery

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!

A Blast at Klinker Brick

A Blast at Klinker Brick

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!

Harney Lane Winery and More

Harney Lane Winery and More

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!

Returning to d’Art Wines

Returning to d’Art Wines

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.

Omega Winery Redux

Omega Winery Redux

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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September 2022
October 2022

Sep 29

3 Steves in Livermore through Oct 02
Happy Hour feat. music by Billy Cornwell Thursday Sept. 29th | 4 - 9pm

Join us for Happy Hour with special pricing all night & our signature Thursday Wine-tail! Music starts at 6.

Food: Alma Jackson's Fried Chicken

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Thursday Sept. 29th | 10am

Join us for the official ribbon cutting ceremony in celebration of our ongoing facade improvements with Supervisor Haubert.

Toucan Jam Sunday Oct. 2nd | 1-4pm

Bring your dancin' shoes and get ready to get down with Toucan Jam! Featuring a special “Merlot Week” wine flight all weekend long.

Food: Ceviche & Co.
Sep 30

Las Positas Vineyards in Livermore
Friday Night Concert Series
Doors open at 5:30pm, Music begins at 6pm
No cover charge!
Flatbreads, Charcuterie plates, and Dessert plates available for purchase

September 30th
McFunky Band
Oct 01

Charles R Vineyards in Livermore
October 1st, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Come join Steve Kritzer for our Ukulele Jam & Open Mic. Relax on the garden patio, nestled among oak trees with your ukulele or just listen and sing along. Bring a picnic, kids are welcome.

Email Steve at for a PDF of the songs in advance.

Dante Robere in Livermore
WINE HARVEST | CELEBRATE THE (SYRAH ) GRAPE SATURDAY, 10/1 (5-7:30) 2019 SUKY'S SYRAH, LIVERMORE VALLEY SMALL LOT WINE RELEASE SMALL PLATES | LIVE MUSIC Join us for a fun evening of food, wine & music! Both Bob and Dan will be on site to talk about the state of this year's harvest and introduce our new small lot wine, 2019 Suky's Syrah, Livermore Valley, a 50/50 blend of our Estate Syrah and Petite Sirah. Chef Scott Wall will have a selection of harvest inspired small plates and appetizers while you enjoy a glass of Suky's and Music on the Patio by Brian Nuss. This is a ticketed WINE CLUB MEMBER PRIORITY EVENT. Advance tickets will be offered to club members starting 9/1 and then to the general public the following week, all attendees must be 21+. Ticket price is $50/person, payable in advance. Tickets can be purchased by sending an email to include your member name and number of tickets.
Oct 08

Bokisch Vineyards in Lodi
Markus and Liz Bokisch invite you to experience our first ever Harvest Moon Dinner this October the 8th. Honored guests will enjoy a five-course dinner paired with delicious Bokisch wines. This events features a pre-dinner sparkling reception with a wine grape tasting hosted by Markus Bokisch!

This event starts at 4:30pm with a welcome glass of bubbly and a wine grape tasting hosted by Markus Bokisch with dinner to follow at 5:30pm. What better way to celebrate the Harvest season! This all-inclusive ticket is $175 and space is extremely limited.

Steven Kent in Livermore
As Summer fades into Fall, we know it's time for the next Lineage | Livermore Valley release. We invite you to celebrate the release of the 2019 Lineage | Livermore Valley on Saturday October 8th as the winemaking team takes you through a "Past, Present, and Future" look at this world-class wine.

Join sixth-generation winemaker, Steven Kent Mirassou, seventh-generation winemaker, Aidan Mirassou, and assistant winemaker, Beth Refsnider for an intimate Lineage tasting of library releases, the current release, and a barrel sample of next year's blend.

$55 for Allocation members (Lineage, The Premier, L'Autre Cote)
$65 for all other club members
$75 for general public

Two sessions available: 12pm and 3pm. Light bites will be served.
Oct 15

The Caliza Winery in Paso Robles
Join us on the evening of October 15th for a dinner that encapsulates the most beautiful time of year here in Paso Robles, harvest. The grapes are ready to pick, the winery is bustling, and the weather is breathtaking. Come take it all in with us on the patio of our estate, perched right below the vineyard creating the perfect scene for great food, music and wine

The Details:
• When: October 15th, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
• What: Dinner by Oak & Vine Catering paired with Caliza Wines and music by Hilary Watson
• Where: Caliza Winery, 2570 Anderson Rd, Paso Robles, CA
• Tickets: $195 non-members, $175 members (log in to purchase tickets with discount)
Oct 22

Eberle Winery in Paso Robles
Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 | 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Please join Gary Eberle to celebrate our 2022 harvest in Paso Robles. You will be treated to a buffet-style dinner overlooking our vineyard prepared by Paso Catering Co. Enjoy the harvest sunset while listening to live music by Five Parts Devil. The menu includes the first glass of our award-winning Eberle wine. Additional wine will be available by glass or bottle.

$100 Guests | $80 Club Members
Nov 12

Dashe Cellars in Alameda
It’s our most popular event of the year!
Join us for our Open House celebration on November 12th

Enjoy incredible food, while you taste almost every wine that we create here at Dashe Cellars. From our Grenache to our Todd Brothers Zinfandel, we’ll be opening all our current releases to share with our friends. Pick your favorite wine to pair alongside Gerard Nebesky’s famous paella, and don’t miss out on the Spanish guitar and fabulous live Flamenco dancers.

DATE: Saturday, November 12th 5-8:00PM
ENTERTAINMENT: Live Flamenco Music and Dance Performances
FOOD: Master Chef Gerard Nebesky's Giant Pans of Delicious Paella
$95 In Advance | $75 Wine Club

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