Great Place to Start
Your Adventure In
the Lodi Wine Region
I have a confession to make I love checking out visitor centers when I travel! The Lodi Wine and Visitor Center is a great place to start if you are new to the Lodi Wine Region.
Lodi Wine – Check It Out!
Location: 2545 West Turner Road, Lodi, CA. (209) 365-0621.
Hours: Daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
I enjoyed exploring the grounds with its beautiful landscaping of fauna and flora. Also, there is an area devoted to wine grapes and the varietals are marked, so you know what the vines look like for the various varietals.
Wine Map and Information
I like to go to the source and ask the staff of the Visitor Center for recommendations on wineries to check out! I enjoy a wine tasting bar, but love to go out to the wineries even more.
Lodi Wineries – Check It Out!
Lodi Wine Events – Check It Out! ZinFest. Chocolate and Wine Weekend. Lodi Road Trip Passport. Oh My!!!
Wine Tasting Bar Anyone???
The Visitor Center has a wine tasting bar that features a wide selection of regional wines. Eight wines are served on a daily basis and the wines are rotated weekly. You can purchase bottles of wine too.
Tasting Fee: $5 for a flight of 4 wines to try and taste.
The Wine & Roses Hotel, Restaurant and Spa
Check out the Wine and Roses hotel, restaurant and spa too! The Visitor Center is located on the grounds of The Wine & Roses.
LoCA – The Wines of Lodi California Wine Club
I checked this out and thought it was pretty SWEET!
Wine Club Members receive 3 to 4 bottles of different Lodi appellation wines 4 times a year. Each shipment also includes a newsletter, tasting notes, and recipes chosen by the winemaker for their specific wine. The average cost per shipment is $70 to $90 plus shipping. Enjoy exclusive hand picked wines for the Lodi appellation!
(Photos by RSheridan)
June 11th, 2014 at 6:58 PM
We usually take advantage of visitor centers. Folks are usually very helpful and full of information plus we pick up maps, brochures, and other tidbits. Ah, wine tasting! 🙂
June 11th, 2014 at 8:19 PM
Another person who likes visitor centers 🙂 Yes to wine tasting!
Happy Exploring – Renee
June 11th, 2014 at 7:13 PM
This is something you need to confess? Sounds like wonderful information and bring on the wine tasting. 🙂
June 11th, 2014 at 8:20 PM
Yes – ha! Cheers 🙂
June 12th, 2014 at 6:49 AM
I’ve never heard of a wine tasting bar at a visitor center. Maybe this will eventually come to Minnesota, where more and more wineries are popping up.
What is that second flower? It’s so unusual.
June 12th, 2014 at 9:49 AM
First for everything, right! That is a Bird of Paradise flower, which are unusual and beautiful.
Happy Thursday 🙂 – Renee
June 12th, 2014 at 6:27 PM
Now that sounds like an adventure everyone craves. NICE! Reminded me that I need to go see Sideways again 🙂
June 13th, 2014 at 10:38 AM
Ha! – Here’s to Craving, right! The wine region in Sideways is a beautiful adventure too 🙂
Happy Weekend – Renee
June 12th, 2014 at 10:54 PM
You had me at ‘wine’! 😀
June 13th, 2014 at 10:38 AM
That is GOOD then – ha 🙂
Happy Weekend – Cheers – Renee
June 15th, 2014 at 8:58 AM
Great suggestion! I wish I had known about this place when I used to drive up to Grass Valley every month to see the ex. Looks like it would have been right on the way and I could have gotten some great wine. Thanks for the info, Renee and have a great rest of your weekend! xoxo
June 15th, 2014 at 9:50 AM
Grass Valley has great wineries and wine too!
Happy Weekend 🙂 – Renee