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Lodi, California’s 18th Annual Wine & Chocolate Weekend

6 January, 2015

Lodi, California’s 18th Annual Wine & Chocolate Weekend
February 7th & 8th, 2015
WHO: Presented by LoCA – The Wines of Lodi, California. Over 50 boutique Lodi wineries specializing in quality, handcrafted wines. 

WHAT: This year marks the 18th occasion of one of Northern California’s favorite Valentine’s Weekend celebrations: Lodi’s annual Wine & Chocolate Weekend. Bring someone special to Lodi Wine Country and fall in love with the diversity of handcrafted wines from the Lodi winegrowing region along with sweet & savory chocolate treats at more than 50 Lodi wineries.

Advance tickets cost $55 per person and $65 per person the day of the event. Tickets include an event wine glass, a chocolate treat from event sponsor Brix Chocolate, an event map and guide, wine tasting and admission to all participating wineries. Don’t forget to check your chocolate treat for a “Golden Ticket” and a chance to win a Lodi Wine Country Getaway or one of over 100 additional prizes!
Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the winery’s hosted activities including wine and chocolate sampling, live music, barrel tastings and cellar tours. 

Tickets are valid for both Saturday and Sunday. There is no charge for designated drivers. All guests (including designated drivers) must be 21 years of age or older. All tickets are non-refundable. Guests should be aware that there is a new policy regarding large groups and full-sized buses. For more details on this policy, guests may visit the event website.

WHEN: Festivities are scheduled for Saturday, February 7th and Sunday, February 8th, from 11am to 4pm each day. 

WHERE: At participating wineries throughout the entire Lodi Wine Region. For additional details on locations, please visit 

MORE: The Lodi Wine Region, which has been a major winegrape growing region since the 1850’s and today is farmed by over 750 growers, is home to more than 80 boutique wineries. Located south of Sacramento and west of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the Lodi wine region features over 100,000 acres of vineyards that thrive in the classic Mediterranean climate of warm days and cool evenings. 

With 100 varieties currently being cultivated, Lodi offers a diverse portfolio of wines. While long-known as a superior producer of Zinfandel, including an estimated 2,000 acres of pre-Prohibition own rooted vines, the area also produces award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Chardonnay. More recently, Lodi has begun producing varietals such as Albariño, Tempranillo, Graciano and Vermentino, among dozens of others. In addition, Lodi is the leading wine region in sustainable viticulture. The Lodi Winegrape Commission created Lodi Rules™, California’s first third-party-certified sustainable winegrowing program, which implements green-farming practices. 

For more information about the Lodi wine region, visit

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