There's more to the small town in the Sierra Foothills than the famous Creedence Clearwater Revival song might lend you to believe. Certainly you could find worse places to be (Oh Lord) stuck in (again) on Saturday, May 20th than Lodi, California. That's because from Noon until 8:00 PM the town will be hosting the 2nd annual Lodi Zinfest, celebrating the region's growing prominence as a producer of some of the state's finest Zinfandel. Thanks to the enterprising efforts of Italian and Russian immigrants during and after the Gold Rush, Lodi is home to some of the state's oldest grapevines, many of which are Zinfandel. From these vines, some truly exceptional wines are getting made, and this weekend celebration will be showcasing some of them. Over 40 wineries will be pouring their wines and 15 restaurants in the area will be offering food. For those who may tire quickly of big wines on a sunny day (taxing even for the best of us) there's also a crafts fair and live music, not to mention wine seminars and "educational displays," whatever those are.
If your family is looking for a little getaway for the weekend, or if you're a Zinfandel nut and feel like going to the source, then grab your Creedence CDs and head for the hills.
2nd Annual Lodi Wine Country Zinfest
Saturday, May 20th
12 Noon to 8:00 PM
Lodi Lake Park Turner Rd.
Lodi, CA 95242
Tickets are $20 in advance $25 on-site and can be purchased online. For more information on Lodi ZinFest visit www.zinfest.com or contact the Lodi-Woodbridge Winegrape Commission at 209-367-4727.
A wine book like no other. Photographs, essays, and wine recommendations. Learn more.
I'll Drink to That: Danilo Nada of Nada Fiorenzo Wine News: What I'm Reading the Week of 8/23 Vinography Images: Night Sorting Small is Beautiful: The Champagnes of Savart I'll Drink to That: Karl duHoffmann of Anchor Brewing Warm Up: Jerez de la Frontera I'll Drink to That: Antonio Flores of González Byass California 2015 - Vintage of Fire Wine News: What I'm Reading the Week of 8/16 A Selection of Georgian Wines
Wine Will Never Smell the Same Again: Luca Turin and the Science of Scent Forlorn Hope: The Remarkable Wines of Matthew Rorick Debating Robert Parker At His Invitation Passopisciaro Winery, Etna, Sicily: Current Releases Should We Care What Winemakers Say? The Sweet Taste of Freedom: Austria's Ruster Ausbruch Wines 2009 Burgundy Vintage According to Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Charles Banks: The New Man Behind Mayacamas Wine from the Caldera: The Incredible Viticulture of Santorini Why Community Tasting Notes Sites Will Fail Chateau Rayas and the 2012 Vintage of Chateauneuf-du-Pape A Life Indomitable: The Wines of Casal Santa Maria, Portugal Bay Area Bordeaux: Tasting Santa Cruz Mountain Cabernets Forgotten Jewels: Reviving Chile's Old Vine Carignane The First-Timer's Guide to Les Trois Glorieuses of Hospices de Beaune