Lodi Wine Tour
PURCHASING & TOUR INFORMATION
- Retail Value:
- $400 / day
- Your Price:
- $300 / day
- Privately Guided 4-hour tour for up to 4 guests
- Tasting at 3 wineries
- Gourmet lunch
- Your choice of wineries, suggested tour below
DESCRIPTION OF WINE TOUR
At over 75,000 acres, Lodi’s vineyards lead production in California-grown Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. Numerous Zinfandel vines are over 100 years old. Robert Mondavi, the man synonymous with California wine, grew up in Lodi. Any wine enthusiast should take the time to tour some of its 60 wineries.
An example of a nice driving and wine tasting day trip is to start at Cantiga Wineworks. This winery is in the foothills just above Lodi. This small, family-owned winery is the extension of the original Rorden family home winery. Cantiga concentrates on Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Shiraz. The tasting room is hung with Medieval tapestries and Gothic style. Cantiga also offers gourmet deli food. The menu changes frequently but is always wine friendly.
Drive south and enjoy the beautiful scenery as the Sierra Foothills descends to the Central Valley floor. Stop at Watts Wines. The Watts family has grown grapes for four generations. Previously, the Watts grapes were sold to other winemakers. Since 1999, Watts Wines has released its own label. It produces Zinfandel from its 1937 vineyard and Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and other wines.
Finally, round out the day by going just a little further south to Collegeville to visit Gnekow Family Winery. This winery boasts an “old vine” Zinfandel, which is produced from vines that are over 80 years old. Gnekow produces around 100,000 cases per year and is a grape source for many regional wineries. A picnic lunch is a perfect way to enjoy the many award-winning wines.
This 4-hour Tour For up to 6 Includes:
• Private tour in a 6 person Stretch Limo
• Tasting at three of Lodi’s wonderful wineries
• Gourmet lunch
Additional Tour Information
• Pick up locations beyond Napa may incur an additional fee
• Price does not include tasting fees at the wineries
• Customary gratuities not included
Questions about this tour: Call us at (310)827-0509