Lodi Zinfandel |
The Lodi Appellation has a classic Mediterranean climate featuring warm days and cool evenings. Situated directly east of the San Francisco Bay at the edge of the Sacramento River Delta, cool “delta breezes” provide a reliable natural air conditioning throughout the growing season. This climate allows Lodi growers to consistently produce delicious full-flavored wines that contain a refreshing natural acidity. Historically, Lodi vineyards were developed in the fine sandy loam soils surrounding the community of Lodi. It’s here along the banks of the Mokelumne River where the majority of Lodi’s century-old own-rooted Zinfandel vineyards lie. This area is noted for producing uniform and balanced grapes that deliver intense fruit-driven wines with a rich silky texture.
Lodi is the self-proclaimed Zinfandel Capital of the world producing over 40 percent of California’s premium Zinfandel. Many of the region’s most distinctive wines come from the thousands of acres of “old vines”- some dating back to the 1880s. Styles range from medium to full-bodied with intense red and black fruit flavors of cherries, raspberries, and blackberries.
Nestled between San Francisco Bay and the Sierra Nevada Mountains lies Lodi Wine Country, a region fast becoming one of California’s true wine stars. Home to over 80 wineries and 100,000 acres of winegrapes, Lodi Wine Country offers a rural atmosphere and relaxed pace for you to enjoy its beautiful vineyards and exquisite wines.
Lodi vines are tended by generations of farming families rooted to the land, yielding wines that are simply irresistible. They are full of flavor yet soft and supple on the palate- delicious on their own or the perfect companion to food.
Lodi hosts a number of exciting wine events throughout the year including Wine & Chocolate Weekend, ZinFest Wine Festival, Treasure Island WineFest and The First Sip!
Come visit or grab a bottle of Lodi wine- discover for yourself what makes Lodi Wine Country California’s hidden treasure! For more information, please visit www.lodiwine.com or follow us at www.facebook.com/LodiWine or www.twitter.com/Lodi_Wine.
ZinFest Wine Festival: Wine, Food & Fun at Lodi Lake
May 14, 2016 ~ 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Lodi Lake Park 1101-1301 W. Turner Road, Lodi, CA 95242
Celebrate the 12th annual ZinFest Wine Festival with us as you sip, swirl & savor from a selection of over 150 handcrafted wines from more than 40 Lodi wineries! Enjoy tasty food from local restaurants, learn something new at the ZinFest Wine & Cooking Schools or all new ZinFest BBQ Experience, or relax along the beautiful Mokelumne River to an eclectic mix of live music. Be sure to stop by the Lodi Wine & Visitor Center following the festivities to pick up your very own commemorative bottle of custom blended Old Vine Zinfandel. There is no better way to celebrate Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Wine Region of the Year!
Tickets are $55 in advance and $65 at the gate. Designated driver tickets are available for $15 each. All attendees must be 21 years of age and over to attend.
Visit These participating ZAP Winery Members:
Fields Family Wines
Harney Lane Winery
Jessie's Grove Winery
Klinker Brick Wines
LangeTwins Family Winery
Lodi Vintners/Concrete Wines
Oak Farm Vineyards
Oak Ridge Winery
Scotto Family Cellars
St. Amant Winery
Purchase your tickets today by calling the Lodi Wine & Visitor Center at 209.365.0621 or website