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SPRING ROAD TRIP: Exploration of Lodi Grapes & Terroirs



Hit the road this spring with San Francisco Wine School! 

Let master Sommelier David Glancy and award winning journalist Randy Caparoso will take you on a two day journey exploring the three pillars of Lodi Viticultural Areas: Ancient vines; 100+ wine grapes; unique appellations and terroirs. 

Visit 6 vineyards, meet over 20 producers, and taste over 50 wines during the course of the trip.  You’ll also enjoy 2 vineyard lunches, a private dinner with 6 vintners and leaving the planning and driving to us!

ITINERARY

Monday, April 29

11:00 AM
“Welcome Reception” at Lodi Wine & Visitors Center 
12:00 PM Spanish Grapes and Lunch in Clements Hills-Lodi
Vineyard meal and tasting with Bokisch Vineyards
 2:30 PM Ancient vine vineyard walk and tasting at Harney Lane Winery
 4:30 PM Afternoon Break at Lodi Wine Visitors Center
 6:00 PM Tasting Reception with Acquiesce, Ironstone, Markus Wine Co., Mettler Family, Peltier and PRIE
 6:45 PM Private Dinner with 6 Lodi Vintners
 9:30 PM Return to Lodi Wine & Visitors Center

 

Tuesday, April 30

 8:30 AM
Meet and depart Lodi Wine & Visitors Center
 9:00 AM Bechthold Vineyard - west side Mokelumne River with Cinsaut planted in 1886
Field tasting with Fields Family, Michael David and Onesta
 9:45 AM Soucie Vineyard - west side Mokelumne River with Zinfandel planted in 1916
Field tasting with m2 Wines
10:30 AM Marian’s Vineyard - south side Mokelumne River with Zinfandel planted in 1901
Field tasting with St. Amant
11:15 AM Victor Triangle Vineyards East side Mokelumne River sites - Kirschenmann, Lot 13 and Rauser
Field tasting with Klinker Brick, McCay Cellars and Turley
12:30 PM Lunch, tasting and LODI RULES discussion at LangeTwins Family Winery & Vineyards
 3:00 PM Contemporary Style Lodi Winemaking
Barrel tasting with Oak Farm Vineyards
 4:00 PM Lodi Native Zinfandels
Tasting of all “natural” Lodi Native Zinfandels by 6 producers
 5:00 PM Farewell From Lodi Wine & Visitor Center

 

TICKETS

$595pp* - Use code LodiEarlyBird for $100 off before April 2nd

Price includes all education and tastings, vineyard lunch both days, vintner dinner, and transportation on the tour.  Lodging is not included.  See room block options below.

*Verified Trade receive $200 off - submit business card to  help@sfwineschool.com to receive code.  

A limited number of trade scholarships sponsored by Lodi Winegrape Commission are also available.  Contact  help@sfwineschool.com for more information.

 

LODGING OPTIONS

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham 
710 South Cherokee Lane
Lodi, CA 95240
Phone: 209-369-8484

Block Name: SF Wine School Tour Group
Nights Available: April 28-April 30
Rates: 
King $86/night + tax  |  2 Queens $104/night + tax
Block Hold Expires:  April 1st

A 12 Minute drive from our meeting spot at Lodi Wine Visitors Center, Days Inn offers a free full hot breakfast every morning, free Wifi access throughout the Hotel, outdoor swimming pool, and a BBQ area. Their rooms provide a fridge/microwave, iron/board, hair dryer and coffee maker. The rooms have been newly remodeled in 2018/2019 with new furniture, hardwood flooring, fresh paint and carpeting. The property is centrally located with Historic Downtown just 0.5 miles from the Hotel where you'll find shopping and eateries. A grocery store is located right next door and restaurants are within a mile on either side of the Hotel.  

Wine & Roses Hotel
2505 West Turner Road
Lodi, CA 95240
Phone: 209-334-6988

Block Name: SF Wine School 
Nights Available: April 28-April 30
Rates: 
King or 2 Queens $194/night incl $15 resort fee + tax
Block Hold Expires:  April 5th

Located on the same property as our meeting spot at Lodi Wine Visitor's Center, Wine & Roses historic inn offers beautifully appointed luxury guest rooms - no two are exactly alike.  Daily resort fee includes Coffee & Tea Service in the restaurant lounge • Access to fitness center and pool facilities • Wi-Fi and Ethernet • Cable including HBO • Parking throughout the property • Discounted wine tasting 10am-5pm at the Lodi Wine & Visitors Center • 2 Bottled Waters

REQUIREMENTS

All attendees must be 21+ years.