Lodi Wine & Chocolate Festival
CHOCOLATES AND WINES, FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS
One ticket is valid for both Saturday and Sunday.
All tickets are non-refundable. They are not responsible for lost of stolen
tickets or for tickets purchased via a third party vendor.
Ticket pricing for 2016 Lodi Wine & Chocolate Weekend is as follows:
Advance: $55 per person
Day(s) of the event: $65 per person
Designated Driver: No charge. No ticket required. Must be 21 and over. Must be prepared to show ID to obtain wristband.
How fortuitous that two of the most wonderful things in the world – wines and chocolates – go so well together! It has been suggested that chocolate may be as natural a match for wines as cheese! This is why the official sponsor of Lodi Wine & Chocolate Weekend has been the high-end confectioner, Brix Chocolate.
There are reasons why they are into Brix Chocolate. Brix is the first line of chocolates specifically blended to compliment wine. Based on the finest single origin chocolate from Ghana, Brix masterfully combines the outspoken character of the single origin chocolate with the smoothness of the highest quality confectionary chocolate.
Dr. Nick Proia, an Ohio pulmonologist, developed Brix when it became obvious to him that no chocolate on the market paired well with wine. It seemed foolish to Dr. Proia to eat these fat-laden cheeses after dinner, while trying to benefit from the health effects of wines. As a result he developed four basic variations of Brix Chocolate; each designed to match with many of the styles of wine found particularly in Lodi wine country:
Brix Extra Dark (70%) is specifically formulated to pair with the deepest, sturdiest varietal red wines, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Malbec, Mourvèdre, and more unusual big reds such as Charbono, Tannat, Touriga and Aglianico. Having a very high cocoa content, this Brix blend can stand up to the generous tannins found in these styles of red wines – a wine/chocolate match made in heaven!
Brix Medium Dark Chocolate (60%) may be the most versatile of the Brix blends. While its cocoa content is high, it remains composed enough to enhance the fruit forward wines it was originally designed to match; such as softer, rounder styles of Merlot, Cabernet Franc or Syrah, most Zinfandels or Primitivo, as well as zesty, medium bodied reds such as Barbera, Sangiovese, Grenache (a.k.a. Garnacha), Tempranillo, Graciano, or Alvarelhão.
Brix Smooth Dark Chocolate (54%) was originally designed in 2011 to match with sparkling wines; but it is perfectly balanced so it complement a number of lighter, fragrant white wines, both dry and sweet, while carrying enough structure to stand up to medium-bodied or aged reds as well. Brix's 54% is an easy match with fine, perfumed styles of Pinot Noir, but may be even better with Port style dessert reds or Late Harvest” styles of Zinfandel. You may also be surprised by how well Brix's Smooth-Dark goes with aromatic varietal whites such as Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Gris, Albariño, Verdejo, Verdelho, or Vermentino.
Brix Milk Chocolate (46%) is a chocolate designed for lighter, fruit-forward reds or sweet dessert wines. The addition of high quality milk chocolate to the single origin Ghanaian product results in a milk chocolate like no other, both creamy and spicy. Enjoy 46% Chocolate especially with medium-sweet Muscats, or easy drinking pink wines (soft White Zinfandel or even dry rosés made from grapes like Grenache, Sangiovese or Barbera).
CHOCOLATE CHILI – ANOTHER LODI WINE COUNTRY TRADITION
You can also expect to find a number of Lodi wineries serving their versions of chocolate chili” during Wine & Chocolate Weekend.
Why? Because chilis made with the use of pure, unsweetened chocolate as an ingredient goes so darned well with the rounder, lusher, juicier styles of red wines grown abundantly in Lodi. For some 20 years, Mike Metcalf and his wife Brenda have been serving some of Lodi's best breakfasts and lunches at Avenue Grill on W. Lodi Avenue – it is where the Lodi locals eat. The Metcalfs also make a killer chocolate chili; a recipe for which they have graciously shared with us, giving you an idea of what you may be savoring during Lodi's annual wild and wonderful Wine & Chocolate Weekend
Avenue Grill's Lodi Chocolate Chili
2 tbs. vegetable oil
2 ½ lbs. ground chuck
1 tsp. salt
½ tbs. ground black pepper
1 ½ cups diced yellow onion
1 ½ cups diced green bell pepper
64 oz. diced tomato in juice
1 pkg. Carroll Shelby's Original Texas Brand Chili Kit
3 tbs. unsweetened cocoa
2 tbs. ground cumin
16 oz. can Hormel Chili, no beans
32 oz. pinto beans
32 oz. kidney beans
• In an 8 quart pot, heat oil on medium high heat, add ground chuck
• Season with salt and pepper and cook until almost done (slightly pink)
• Add onions and bell peppers and cook until onion is translucent
• Add diced tomatoes, Texas Chili mix, cocoa, cumin and chili
• Simmer covered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally`
• Add beans and continue to simmer 20 more minutes
Pop open a Lodi Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Tempranillo or Garnacha, and enjoy!
More than 50 Lodi wineries
1150 W. Turner Road, Lodi 95242 | (209) 334-0274
Music, wine, chocolate and fun! Live musical entertainment.
400 4th Street, Suite 150, Historic Old Town Galt, 95632 | (209) 744-6062
Barrel tasting of the new Red Blend Old Town Red, music and entertainment from local artists, as well as food pairings with chocolate port ice cream from The Velvet Grill and Creamery.
BENSON FERRY WINERY (Pouring at LODI WINE CELLARS)
112 W. Pine Street, Lodi 95240 | (209) 365-6622
Wines and chocolates--spend a few moments on the beautiful outdoor patio.
BERGHOLD ESTATE WINERY
17343 N. Cherry Road, Lodi 95240 | (209) 333-9291
Elegantly decorated antique tasting room for a sampling of the Estate wines. On Saturday, treat your sweetie to decadent chocolate truffles, chocolate-dipped strawberries and delectable cupcakes from Something Sweet Bakery in Galt, CA. Sunday, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory will be offering a medley of sweet delights. Be serenaded by the pianist while browsing the extensive merchandise collection and Victorian Valentines on display. Enjoy the serene, covered patio while treating your valentine to a gourmet sandwich or garlic French fries with exotic dipping sauces by A Moveable Feast.
BOITANO FAMILY WINES (Located at TUSCAN WINERY VILLAGE)
12470 Locke Road, Lockeford 95237 | (209) 727-3270
Take advantage of warehouse clearing prices! They will be offering some amazing closeout deals during 2015 Wine & Chocolate Weekend! They are one of Lodi's small, family-owned wineries offering handcrafted Italian varietals. For your tasting pleasure they will be pouring Barbera, Sangiovese, Old Vine Zinfandel, and tasty red blends. To go along with the yummy wines, they will be serving up mom's famous cheese balls and crackers and, of course, delicious chocolate treats.
1301 E. Armstrong Road, Lodi 95242 | (209) 368-2446
2015 Marks 40 amazing years as Lodi's first bonded boutique winery, so you better believe they'll be partying. We've got this pretty crazy Chocolate Nut Shot, tailor-made to pound down as a chaser to some of the best Reds. They used one of the Old Vine Reds to make up the chocolate sauce. You'll be hanging out with nuts from around the world and get to eat them, too. And, yes – you can try this at home, but you'll need to stop in for your own Chocolate Nut Shot Kit” for Valentine's Day.
21 N. School Street, Lodi 95240 | (209) 339-4394
Stop by and taste the cellardoor flight of wines from Bokisch Vineyards, Van Ruiten Family Winery, Michael-David Winery, Onus and Onesta Wines. Enjoy the sounds of live music on Saturday and Sunday as you fill your mouths (and bellies!) with tasty treats.
23225 E. State Highway 88, Clements 95227 | (209) 759-3850
Visit Clements Ridge to sample the CRV” wines. the guest winery will be Costamagna Wines. Come sample the pies, chocolate bread pudding and chocolate fountain. Enjoy the country atmosphere with views of the Sierra mountains. They will also be serving a BBQ lunch at an additional cost.
CONSUMNES RIVER FARM / BELLIDORA VINEGAR
28305 N. Thornton Rd., Thornton 95686 | (209) 334-5544
Be a part of the first wine and chocolate weekend! They are ready and very excited to be offering barrel tasting and lots of bubbly to go with the chocolate treats and savory munchies. the new tasting room also provides tasting of the line of Bellindora vinegars and olive oil produced here at our location. Coming south to Lodi from Sacramento? They are between New Hope and Barber Rd, 1½ miles south from the Cosumnes River Preserve.
DANCING COYOTE WINES
3125 E. Orange Street, Acampo 95220 | (209) 339-9780
Dancing Coyote is known for its award-winning white and red wines, unusual varietals, and amazing prices! Come enjoy the wines, while savoring chocolate and other sweets in a beautiful, rustic setting!
THE DANCING FOX WINERY
203 S. School Street, Lodi 95240 | (209) 366-2634
Visit the historic downtown building and check out the many options they offer: Winery, brewery, bakery and eatery. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sample the wood fired pizza while tasting the great wines and ports. Fudge brownie bites and other treats will be offered as well.
13299 N. Curry Avenue, Lodi 95240 | (209) 334-9946
Visit d'Art Wines where they will be barrel-tasting Port. Explore various vintages and varietals and learn the magic of blending. Don't leave without enjoying a bowl of chocolate chili!
DELICATO FAMILY VINEYARDS
12001 South Highway 99, Manteca 96336 | (209) 824-3500
Stop here first and avoid the crowds! Pick up your wine glass, chocolate treat and wrist band. There is parking for cars and limos, easy freeway return and only 20 minutes from Lodi. join for a special wine tasting menu, savory munchies and chocolate!
10173 East Acampo Road, Acampo 95220 | (209) 601-1413
Get away and enjoy a breath of fresh air as you join Durst Winery on a Mediterranean journey through artisan wine, mouth-watering food and fantastic company! Hungry for French or craving Italian cuisine? Saturday at 1:00pm, renowned Chef Eleanor Tribetti will guide the palates on a culinary adventure through the fine art of Southern French cuisine, returning Sunday with the savory flavor of an Italian dish that is sure to delight! Mouth-watering samples will be provided to pair with Durst wines. On Saturday, find yourself relaxing at the lush historic estate while listening to Delta Blues performed by none other than Charles Oriel and Julia Simon (better known as Chicken and Dumpling). On Sunday, listen as Stephanie D Trio treats us to their signature sultry sound, a blend of Motown, Blues, Soul and Rock accompanied by clever arrangements and passionate vocals. So come on over and experience the Mediterranean principle of celebrating the present: Fine wine, delicious chocolate, live music and savory food are yours to indulge and enjoy at the newly-opened Durst Winery.
2 West Lockeford Street, Lodi 94240 | (209) 368-7595
Visit Lodi's urban winery and enjoy a specially selected flight of wine (including dessert wine) paired with Bob's famous Grilled Tri Tip with delicious Port Wine Chocolate Reduction Sauce. Step outside the tasting room doors onto the crush pad for barrel tasting. Don't miss the exclusive Wine & Chocolate Weekend discounts and sales.
FIELDS FAMILY WINES ESTATE WINERY
3803 E. Woodbridge Road, Acampo 95220 | (209) 327-6306
As a small, micro-size winery, they specialize in small lots of handcrafted wines. They are well-known for pairing wine and food at the events and Wine & Chocolate Weekend will be no exception. They are proud to once again partner with the Monterey Chocolate Company (winner of 2012 and 2013 Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America Award) to provide custom, handmade chocolates paired with award-winning Fields Family wines. We're offering all guests a 15% discount towards wine purchases. Come visit the family” and enjoy the great wines, wine and chocolate pairings, and beautiful grounds. They look forward to seeing you at Wine & Chocolate Weekend.
28001 North Nichols Road, Galt 95632 | (916) 447-3774
Visit Grace Vineyards and try the warm and delicious vegetable lasagna paired with the newly-released 2012 Tempranillo. Also, indulge your taste buds with a Zin-Chocolate truffle while enjoying Wine & Chocolate Weekend discounts on select wines!
GRADY FAMILY VINEYARDS (Pouring at WOODBRIDGE UNCORKED)
18911 N. Lower Sacramento Road | (209) 365-7575
Join Grady Family Vineyards and five Indulge with boutique-style wine tasting from six wineries at one location! A variety of rich reds, crisp whites and flavored sparkling champagnes are sure to please your palate. Ticket holders will enjoy an All Weekend Wine Special – buy 1 bottle and your 2nd bottle is 25% off! They collaborated with the one and only Chocolate Factory in town to offer the ultimate chocolate experience! Your day will be even sweeter with decadent truffles, caramels and English toffee. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is also selling gourmet sweet treats to take home, including their famous Rocky Pop!
9 West Locust Street, Lodi 95240 | (209) 263-0839
Visit H-G Vineyards and enjoy live music both days. They will feature whole hog on Saturday and antipasto platters on Sunday. Have fun barrel tasting and taking pictures in the photo booth. Not enough fun yet? join for the after-party on Saturday night featuring live music, wine by the glass and food available for purchase.
9291 E. Harney Lane, Lodi 95240 | (209) 369-4184
Stop by and enjoy the award-winning wines, food and music by Carol Anne and Chase of Strings Attached! Enjoy barrel tasting the love potion” and savoring s'mores by the fire pit (weather permitting).
HARNEY LANE WINERY
9010 E. Harney Lane, Lodi 95240 | (209) 365-1900
They will be serving up plenty of Love, Laughter, Family and Wine during the weekend festivities. Enjoy sampling the award winning wines as well as the famous Chocolate Chili and Chocolate Port Sorbet.
HERITAGE OAK WINERY
10112 E. Woodbridge Road, Acampo 95220 | (209) 986-2763
Visit the chocolate bar and select your favorite chocolates to take home. Enjoy some jazz on Saturday and down home blues on Sunday.
HOUSLEY'S CENTURY OAK WINERY
22211 N. Lower Sacramento Road, Acampo 95220 | (209) 334-3482
Try samples from Chocolate Candy Company along with olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting. They will also be featuring short tours of the winery.
JEREMY WINE CO.
6 West Pine Street, Lodi 95240 | (209) 367-3773
Come get your bottle of the famous Chocolate Port – this vintage is more chocolatey than ever! Perfect to share with your sweetie on Valentine's Day. Add a little spice with a chocomale” (tamale with chocolate mole sauce) while listening to live music in the courtyard. A romantic way to spend the day at Jeremy Wine Company!
JESSIE'S GROVE WINERY. Last accepted full-sized bus / group of 20-40+ no later than 2:45pm.
1973 W. Turner Road, Lodi 95242 | (209) 368-0880
Visit Lodi's oldest vineyard and over 300 hundred acres of history – 6 generations of family planting their first grapes in 1886 and 1889 at Jessie's Grove Estate vineyard. Enjoy a themed event in the old barn with barrel tasting, food vendors and music for the weekend. Come experience history being shared from 4th generation Jessie all weekend. Special discounts will be offered for Lodi's Wine & Chocolate weekend only.
JESSIE'S GROVE AT OLDE ICE HOUSE CELLARS
27 E. Locust Street, Lodi, CA 95240 | (209) 368-0880
Join Jessie's Grove Winery at the Old Ice House Cellars located in downtown Lodi under the big water tower. They will be offering barrel tasting and chocolate treats paired with the wines along with music in the background in a relaxed environment. They will be offering special discounts for Lodi Wine & Chocolate weekend only.
KIDDER FAMILY WINERY
17266 Hillside Drive, Lodi 95240 | (209) 727-0728
Take the sensory challenge! Guess each challenge correctly and you'll be automatically entered to wine a 3-pack of the award-winning wines. Drawing will take place on February 8th at 5pm and the winner does not need to be present to win! Sip through the award-winning wines while sampling chocolate and caramel kettle corn provided by Costa's Finest Kettle Corn (also for sale). Purchase wine by the glass or bottle while relaxing in the redwood grove.
KLINKER BRICK WINERY
15887 N. Alpine Road, Lodi 95240 | (209) 333-1845 ext. 105
Come by and listen to the tunes of Joe Barretta from 11:30am – 3:30pm. They will have Truffle Gateau on site both days serving up delicious chocolate and Tin Roof BBQ serving up amazing BBQ for purchase.
1525 E. Jahant Road, Acampo 95220 | (209) 334-9780
Great wines, food, people and art! LangeTwins Winery is pleased to present two talented women artists as part of the Wine and Chocolate weekend. Kathy Womack hails from Dallas, Texas and will fill the cellar with an exhibition of her Wine and Women series of sketches. She will have originals and poster copies to purchase as a perfect Valentine's gift for your lady. Costumes and fashion is her original focus, but she is developing a unique spin on women with the ‘bella muertos' design. And Nicole Patel, nationally recognized chocolatier of Delysia Chocolates from Austin, Texas has partnered with LangeTwins and will sample and feature truffles made with the Midnight Reserve and Centennial Zinfandel wines. Nicole has been a focus of articles written in Wine Spectator and The Wall Street Journal. Both ladies will be on site for conversations, autograph signing and of course, sharing a glass of wine. And back by popular demand, LangeTwins will continue with the tradition of hot, delicious Brie and chocolate Panini's with a pinch of fresh basil. We're offering multiple tasting bars at the state-of-the-art facility, plenty of parking, and many family members on hand to taste you through the award-winning wines. Join us!
3750 East Woodbridge Road, Acampo 95220 | (209) 368-2019
join at Lodi Vintners for a weekend of wine, music and great chocolate inspired food. Check out all of the planned festivities at lodivintners.com or like us on Facebook.
LODI WINE & VISITOR CENTER
2545 W. Turner Rd., Lodi 95242 | (209) 365-0621
Enjoy your two favorite loves in one spot: Handcrafted wine in one hand and chocolate by event sponsor Brix Chocolate in the other! Get LoCA by decorating your wine glass while enjoying music by DJ Mike C both Saturday and Sunday. Macaronage Macarons will be here sampling (and selling!) their amazing gluten-free macarons in unique flavors like salted caramel, peanut butter, dark chocolate and pink champagne.
LODI WINE CELLARS
112 W. Pine Street, Lodi 95240 | (209) 365-6622
They offer a relaxed tasting environment featuring award-winning wines from Benson Ferry Vineyards, Vicarmont, Baywood Cellars and Heritage Oak Winery.
2900 E. Peltier Road, Acampo, CA 95220 | (209) 339-1071
What goes better with m2 red wine than a dash of spice? Add in a touch of chocolate and its kismet! They are very excited to bring to you some tasty wine pairings which are sure to please even the most discriminating palates. They have selected these mouth watering bites to pair with the m2 wine selections which include Lodi's Soucie Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel, Tempranillo, and Trio. Sondra Ryan, local owner and chef of Sondra's Creative Catering, where they don't just cook food they create it,” who is from Stockton will be providing delectable samples of spicy butternut squash soup adorned with chocolate balsamic vinegar drizzled croutons to pair with our Soucie Vineyard Old Vine Zin. She is also planning to serve savory beef and pork meatballs in a smoky chipotle chocolate citrus sauce. This savory and spicy treat is aimed to pair with the spice-loving Tempranillo. Finally, she will be creating some eye catching and delicious pretzel swizzle sticks that will be drizzled with bacon and chocolate sauce including both bittersweet and white chocolate. This will indulge you with a rich sweet and salty taste to be paired with the Trio which is a delectable blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Petit Sirah. They look forward to meeting you and having you discover m2 wines during Wine and Chocolate weekend!
7099 E. Peltier Road, Acampo 95220 | (209) 333-2600
Visit Macchia and sample the newly-released 2013 wines, barrel taste a couple of the outstanding 2014 vintage reds, and taste the scrumptious meatballs served in Habañero Zinfandel port reduction sauce. Enjoy live music by a local favorite Mojo Swingers”. Paul's Rustic Oven will also be onsite selling his gourmet pizzas!
1370 E. Turner Road, Lodi 95240 | (209) 368-9463
McCay Cellars Presents: Wine & Chocolate Weekend”… Don't let the weekend pass you by without stopping by the Palate Room! Enjoy live music by by Big Booty Bob both Saturday and Sunday, Chocolate/Zinfandel Rub BBQ, chocolate paring with the NEW release of 2011 Contention and barrel tasting. Get lucky” by winning the special raffle and take home a large format bottle to share or savor all on your own. They look forward to seeing new and familiar faces and can't wait to spread the love!
METTLER FAMILY WINERY
7889 E. Harney Lane, Lodi 95240 | (209) 369-3045
Come visit Mettler Family Vineyards for Wine & Chocolate weekend! They will be serving Holy Mole” chocolate meatballs for you to enjoy with the award-winning wines.
MICHAEL DAVID WINERY (Pouring at CELLARDOOR)
21 N. School Street, Lodi 95240 | (209) 368-7384
It starts with a kiss and ends with LUST! Doing what they do best, they'll be featuring the seductive reds along with some tempting treats. Come see Michael David Winery at cellardoor located in downtown Lodi.
OAK FARM VINEYARDS
23627 N. DeVries Road, Lodi 95240 | (209) 365-6565
Oak Farm Vineyards will be offering delicious wines and music from a favorite local Lodi band, Clerical Estate. As for the chocolate, they have partnered up with Fab Delights” to once again bring out their amazing handmade chocolate truffles which are not only tasty, but are beautiful too!
13731 N. Highway 88, Lodi 95240 | (209) 367-1910
Visit Omega Cellars and try the wines with an assortment of chocolate delicacies including the famous chocolate covered baklava. You can also sample the delicious Greek themed appetizers specifically paired with each of the award winning wines. And, while you're here, take advantage of the event discounts!
ONE WAY WINERY
25 N. School Street, Lodi, 95240 | (209) 365-4081
They will be serving artisan sausages and handmade Cabernet Sauvignon chocolate fudge truffles. On Saturday, they will have live music by Kevin O'Connell.
PEIRANO ESTATE VINEYARDS
21831 N. Highway 99, Acampo 95220 | (209) 369-9463
Sample some chocolate treats and the 14 different wines! Case sale all weekend.
665 W. Turner Rd., Lodi 95242 | (209) 367-3672
join for Lodi Wine & Chocolate Weekend and sample the complete lineup of handcrafted wines alongside delicious chocolate treats.
20 W. Elm Street, Lodi 95240 | (209) 625-1103
Have you ever wanted to run with the bulls but couldn't make it all the way to Pamplona? Well here's your chance (sort of). For this year's Wine & Chocolate Weekend, they'll have a life-size back drop of a street in Pamplona's old town (complete with bulls and other runners) that you can snap a selfie” in front of. Trust us, your friends won't know the difference! And after you've worked up an appetite trying not to get gored by the bulls, you can nosh on some of the famous dark chocolate and goat cheese stuffed dates wrapped in bacon (served with a dark chocolate adobo dipping sauce).
RIPKEN VINEYARDS & WINERY
2472 W. Sargent Road, Lodi 95242 | (209) 367-9463
Nothing Bundt Cakes will be joining Ripken Vineyards & Winery this year. Come out and try their delectable goodies and enjoy some s'mores by the outdoor fire pit. Also, come check out the new sparkling Grenaché Rose and our newly released port.
ROBERT LAUCHLAND VINEYARDS (Pouring at CECCHETTI OLIVE OIL)
511 West Sargent Road, Lodi 95242 | (209) 210-7019
Come sip some of the delicious handcrafted wines at a beautiful destination! Along with samples of the wines and wines by Barsetti Vineyards, Cecchetti Olive Oil will be offering food from Stevie Steamers and Lockeford Sausage, tri tip sandwiches and fruit bowls from Catering by Sandra, Minestrone soup with fresh bread, and plenty of non-alcoholic beverages and water. For the early birds, there will be delicious breakfast burritos! There will also be a live guitarist and accordion player, an olive oil tasting bar and more offerings from over 35 wonderful vendors. And be sure to visit Chocolate Row! Stay and relax a bit by the property's 118-year-old barn or walk among the Olive Orchard and vineyard with your Valentine.
9599 N. State Route 88, Stockton 95212 | (209) 931-4350
Stop by to taste the Italian varietal wines along with lots of goodies to dip in the yummy, flowing chocolate fountain. Also, take a picture with your sweetheart with the fun photo props. Special wine case discounts of 30% apply.
17303 N. DeVries Road | (209) 367-0467
They invite you to come, sit and sip a bit! Gather with your friends around a table and visit with the owners/winemakers while sampling wines from the Certified Green (Sustainable) Estate vineyard. New release this weekend: 2012 Estate Zinfandel! This Zinfandel is full-bodied, oaky and gently spicy and is perfect alone or with a great meal. Be among the first to try it! Enjoy a Valentine's special discount of 25% on a purchase of 2 or more bottles of the much loved Morning Glory (Muscat Alexandria)!
STAMA WINERY (Pouring at TUSCAN WINERY VILLAGE)
12470 Locke Road, Lockeford 95237 | (408) 464-6923
Come and visit us at the new location, 17521 North Davis Road in Lodi. They will be pouring all of the wines, including the new release – Zany Zin 2013 vintage. They will have complimentary chocolate-covered strawberries and decadent chocolate brownies to pair with the wines. The winemaker and owner will be present for bottle signing and they will also be hosting live music for the event. See you at Stama!
ST. JORGE WINERY
22769 N. Bender Road, Acampo 95220 | (209) 365-0202
Enjoy the Verdelho with Topo cheese from St Jorge Island and the famous Tempranillo with Portuguese sweetbread. Also enjoy the pigs in the mud,” which are being paired with a blind tasting. Available for purchase will be Linguica and Bifana sandwiches, pasties de Natas Coconut, scones, biscotti, chocolate-dipped marshmallows, custard cakes, almond cakes and puff pastry along with additional Portuguese products and one-of-a-kind women's accessories.
TOASTED TOAD CELLARS
21 E. Elm Street, Lodi 95240 | (209) 400-4040
For a toadilly awesome time stop by and try some creative food pairings with a tantalizing variety of the wines ranging from a voluptuous Viognier to robust reds. No doubt something chocolate will be served with one of the Port-style dessert wines. Hop on in and enjoy yourself at the pad.
TWISTED BARREL WINERY
1376 E. Turner Road, Suite D, Lodi 95240 | (209) 334-2554
Come and venture into the Twisted” take on Lodi's finest varietals. join for some wine and chocolate pairings that I hear may include Grandma's secret fudge recipe!
UPSTREAM WINES BY WATTS WINERY
17036 N. Locust Tree Road, Lodi 95240 | (209) 368-2974
join at Upstream at Watts Winery to celebrate Valentine's Day Mardi Gras style. They will be offering Valentine's candies and Cajun-style food bites as well as King Cupcakes with a Royal Baby Prize. Enjoy live music from ZOOM (Zydeco On the Minds) on Saturday from noon to 4pm and be sure to have a souvenir photo taken by Tierney Foto. Take advantage of incredible case discounts and play games for additional discounts. For those with bigger appetites, a food truck will be on site offering delicious fare for an additional charge.
VAN RUITEN FAMILY
340 W. Highway 12, Lodi 95242 | (209) 334-5722
Visit Van Ruiten's Barrel Room for the chocoholic overload! We're here to show you why everyone loves Van Ruiten s'more! We'll whisk you away on a chocolate journey with custom chocolate macarons made with Van Ruiten wine (prepared by Macaronage Macarons of Stockton) and You had me at Merlot” and Living in Zin” cupcakes made with VR's reserve Merlot and Old Vine Zin (prepared by Cupcake Craving of Sacramento). Be sure to dip into the Double Chocolate Fountain Station and S'mores Bar, both piled high with an array of candies for dipping and melting. And don't miss your chance to sip on the signature VR wines or grab a pink cosmo-rita” made with the fruit-forward Pinot Grigio. For larger appetites, belly up to one of the favorite food trucks – Drewski's – for savory bites galore. We're setting the mood with live music by Crosstown 5 who is guaranteed to bring down the house. For you star-crossed lovers, hop into the Van Ruiten Kissing Booth” for some photo booth opportunities to document your journey. Don't miss out on s'more Van Ruiten fun!
VIAGGIO ESTATE & WINERY
100 E. Taddei Road, Acampo 95220 | (209) 333-0431
Come and join at Viaggio Estate and Winery and enjoy the famous house-made chocolate and nut fudge! Enjoy original, live music played by local bands. the hours are 11am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. They will be giving out free samples of the delicious fudge all day!
VICARMONT VINEYARDS & WINERY
16475 N. Locust Tree Road, Lodi 95240 | (209) 481-3386
Vicarmont Winery is Putting On the Ritz with a little jazz music by saxophone player DeJay Mullins. Come out and join for a roaring twenties party in the Speak Easy Wine Parlor for some sweets by My Chocolate Affair to pair with all of the delicious wines. The famous 1252 Wood Fired Pizza will be back again to treat all of the guests with a taste of their amazing pizza.
VIÑEDOS AURORA (Pouring at PAMPLONA TAPAS)
14 W. Oak Street, Lodi 95240 | (209) 810-0824
Come enjoy delicious chocolate, wine pairing and more!
WEIBEL FAMILY VINEYARDS
13 N. School Street, Lodi 95240 | (209) 370-6013
Nothing says Love like Chocolate and BUBBLES! Weibel Family Vineyards has them both! join for a dazzling display of the sparkling wines and delectable handmade chocolate treats. They will also be serving wine ice cream, non-sweet treats, non-alcohol for the Designated Drivers, and have plenty of Valentine's jewelry to browse for that special someone. Come by and see the new tasting room in Downtown Lodi!
7 N. School Street, Lodi 95240 | (209) 224-5470
Stop by for sweet and salty chocolate treats paired with award winning local wines. Take a selfie” with the fun photo props. 10% off bottle purchases!
WOODBRIDGE WINERY by Robert Mondavi
5950 E. Woodbridge Road, Acampo 95220 | (209) 365-8139
Mark and Ken will perform hits from the 60's, 70's and 80's and they'll sip Heartbreakers – the signature cocktail of muscat, hamburg and sparkling wine. We'll serve delicious appetizers and, of course, chocolate bites paired with the famous Portacinco!
18911 N. Lower Sacramento Road, Woodbridge 95258 | (209) 365-7575
Indulge with boutique-style wine tasting from six wineries at one location! A variety of rich reds, crisp whites and flavored sparkling champagnes are sure to please your palate. Ticket holders will enjoy an All Weekend Wine Special: Buy 1 bottle and your 2nd bottle is 25% off! They collaborated with the one and only Chocolate Factory (Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, that is) in town to offer the ultimate chocolate experience. Your day will be even sweeter with decadent truffles, caramels and English toffee. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory will also be selling gourmet sweet treats to take home, including their famous Rocky Pop!
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