Downtown Lodi. Home of many fine shops, restaurants and wine tasting venues. This Saturday, September seventh, the wine tasting rooms of more than ten Lodi wineries beckon all Lodi Road Trip passport holders to gather and mingle and seek out new treasures among the brick-paved streets of downtown.
The festivities begin as early as eleven at cellardoor, The Dancing Fox, Jeremy Wine Company, Toasted Toad Cellars, Wine Social, and H-G Vineyards. Plenty of options to keep passport holders engaged until the next round of tasting rooms open at noon - Estate Crush, Jessie's Grove Winery at Olde Ice House Cellars, and Lodi Wine Cellars. Riaza Wines opens its' doors at 1:00 p.m., and Fields Family Wines at 2:00 p.m. Later that evening, at 6:00 p.m., Vinedos Aurora invites you to visit.
Many of the tasting rooms will be offering complimentary tastings and special prices on select wines. At Estate Crush, barrel tasting and sausage and wine pairings will be on the menu. Wine Social will be conducting wine and chocolate pairings. Live music will be on hand throughout the day (and into the evening) at H-G Vineyards, Jeremy Wine Company, Lodi Wine Cellars, and Jessie's Grove Winery at Olde Icehouse Cellars. For a more educational approach, visit Toasted Toad Cellars for lessons on cork sensory. And for the art lovers, Fields Family Wines will be premiering a new collection of photographs from Christopher Staggs, who will be on hand for most of the day to meet and greet guests.
Lodi Road Trip passport holders, while downtown, should not hesitate to stop and shop at many of the one-of-a-kind stores - Olive Heaven, Cheese Central, Taste of Heaven, and Fashion Safari - to name a few. There are also a plethora of restaurants and eateries to satisfy many palates...Crush Kitchen and Bar, Alebrijes Mexican Bistro, Scooters California Grill and Catering Company, and Pamplonas Tapas are just the beginning! Some of these locations also have special offers available for passport holders, so be sure to get your Lodi Road Trip Passport 2013 today! Any of the participating downtown wineries and tasting rooms will them available for purchase, or go to www.lodiroadtrip.com for details. See you downtown!