Wine, tasty food, olive oil and intriguing vendors are only a small part of the 33rd annual Lodi Spring Wine Show, Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 23.
In addition to wine tasting from more than 40 wineries, local food purveyors offer sumptuous food including garlic fries, chicken chilaquelas, cheese of all kinds, kettle corn, Lakewood Meats sausage, chocolate, breads an spreads and more.
Local olive oil producers will offer samples and sell their tasty olive oils and balsamic vinegars.
Patrons will have the opportunity to kick back in the LoCA Lounge, presented by the Lodi Winegrape Commission, or sit and enjoy cooking demonstrations.
Visitors can shop at one of the many vendor booths selling everything from wine barrel furniture to jewelry, designer gourd lights to wine tags, or get your wine glass custom etched on site to commemorate the occasion.
Stogies Cigar Lounge will be on hand selling premium cigars on the cigar and port patio; Wine 101 will feature wine tasting seminars and area winery information, and the Lodi Amateur Vintners Association can explain all about home winemaking.
Don’t miss the chance to win more than 100 bottles of wine in the Ultimate Wine Basket raffle. For only $20 you can purchase a ticket and possibly walk away with an instant wine collection. All proceeds benefit the Bucks-for-Books scholarship fund.
The 2013 Lodi Spring Wine Show is in the Ole Mettler Grape Pavilion at the Lodi Grape Festival grounds, 413 E. Lockeford St. in Lodi. The show is from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday and from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door, and can be purchased at grapefestival.com, Raley’s Camera Department in Lodi, Van Ruiten Family Winery, Lodi Wine Cellars, cellardoor, Lodi Avenue Liquors or the Lodi Grape Festival Office.
The event is sponsored in part by F & M Bank and the Lodi Winegrape Commission.
For more information visit grapefestival.com or call 209-369-2771.