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Wine and Chocolate: Lodi's gift for Valentine's Day

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February first. Just two weeks until Valentine's Day. The holiday of love, celebrated by indulging our significant others with luxurious foods and drinks and romantic settings. Give someone you love, or just really enjoy hanging out with, the perfect Valentine's Day weekend...it's Wine and Chocolate weekend time in Lodi.

On February eighth and ninth, in charming Lodi, California, Lodi Wine Country and over forty wineries invite you to the 17th annual Wine and Chocolate weekend. The theme of this event is clear: wine and chocolate! Participating wineries will offer chocolate or chocolate-themed goodies, such as chocolate chili at d'Art Wines and Harney Lane Winery, mole enchiladas at Bokisch, customized wine and chocolate pairings at Fields Family Wines Estate Winery and Lucas Winery, and plenty of award-winning Lodi wines. Live music all weekend will be going on al weekend at select wineries. There are fifteen venues in downtown Lodi alone to visit!

Tickets can be purchased online by going to www.lodiwineandchocolate.com, by calling the Lodi Wine and Visitor Center at 209-365-0621, or by visiting the Lodi Wine and Visitor Center at 2545 W. Turner Road in Lodi. Tickets are $45.00 until February 7th, and will be available at most participating wineries for $55.00 the day of the event. Each ticket is good for the entire weekend's run, and includes a commemorative wine glass, map of participating wineries and your first sampling of chocolates from Brix Chocolate.

Lodi, California is less than hour south of Sacramento and Elk Grove, and only a couple hours drive East of San Francisco and the Bay Area. To plan your Wine and Chocolate weekend, visit www.visitlodi.com to search for lodgings, restaurants and other Lodi attractions. It's the perfect little get away and the perfect early Valentine's Day gift!

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