Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lodi - Wine tasting

Hi friends!

Over the weekend my husband and I went to Lodi for a little tasting. I had never been there, but have have several wines from the area. I wanted to quickly blog about the places we went to. There are several wineries in the area. We were only able to make it to 3. There are so many and look forward to visiting Lodi again in the future!

We went to the following wineries:

Berghold Vineyards & Winery
17343 N. Cherry Road
Lodi, CA 95240
(209) 333-9291
Tasting Hours: Thur – Sun 11am – 5pm

I recommend:

2007 Footstomp Zinfandel

Foot Stomp is handcrafted "The Old Way" from 100% Berghold Estate Lodi, California Zinfandel grapes and aged in American oak barrels. $22.99

St. Jorge

St. Jorge
22769 North Bender Road
Acampo, California 95220
(209) 365-0202
Tasting Hours: Friday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Additional times by appointment.

I recommend:


Their bio:
When we started producing our wines we wanted a good Zinfandel that could maintain all of Lodi areas qualities, berry and cherry flavors yet keep our Portuguese light tradition with no high alcohol and dark red color. We chose Stonum Vineyards for their style of growing Zinfandel. The vines are grown on a quad (four main vertical trunks) and trellised outward at 6’-0 high. This allowed the sun to enter from the top. They thinned the fruit to 3 ton per acre allowing only the finest bunches to develop.
We have aged this wine 18 months in our French Oak Barrels. We believe this wine will double its value in two years.
We like our Zin with a good steak. Remember this wine is food and part of a great meal. !Sa├║de!

The Lucas Winery

The Lucas Winery
18196 North Davis Road
Lodi, California 95242
(209) 368-2006
Tasting Hours: Thursday – Sunday: 12 noon – 4:30 p.m.

I recommend:
Their Zins in general. They give wine tours and are VERY friendly. Even with our little ones talking and making noises, they were patient. Family friendly environment. The family we went with even joined their wine club.

We were up in the area visiting friends and we decided to do a little wine tasting in a new region. If you are in the area... you must go and try the Zins. When I'm looking for Zinfandel I usually get them in the Paso Robles area... however, I recommend trying them from Lodi as well.

Here is a map of the region:

A picture of our wine tasting crew (including our little ones):


1 comment:

  1. i love wine tasting! i'm gonna tell my hubby about this. we actually went wine tasting on one of our first dates (a long time ago) and i was like, "why do people spit the wine out? that's silly." later i was throwing up out of his car. not silly.