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Lodi Wine Country Brings New Highlights to its Premier Bay Area Event on Saturday, October 6th

19 September, 2012

Lodi, CA—September— On Saturday, October 6th, California’s Lodi Wine Country will bring its newly christened LoCA Uncorked: The Best of Lodi California Wines festival to Treasure Island for an afternoon of world-class wine tasting, coupled with delicious food and great entertainment. Previously known as Lodi’s Treasure Island WineFest, this year’s event will feature 35 wineries pouring over 200,  award-winning wines from the Lodi American Viticultural Area (AVA), which produces over 60 varietals. The event will also feature an array of artisan cheeses, locally produced olive oils and wine country cuisine provided by Pasta Pomodoro restaurant, which specializes in fresh, authentic Italian fare and has locations throughout San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. Additional top vendors, including Lodi Olive Oil Company, Cowgirl Nuts, and Bridgebrand Chocolates, will be on hand at the event. Media are invited to a special VIP hour from 12-1 pm before the public tasting gets underway from 1 to 5 pm.

Situated at one of the Bay Area’s best kept geographic secrets, Treasure Island represents an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life only minutes away from San Francisco and Oakland in the middle of the bay. Guests who come to LoCA Uncorked will enjoy a great array of wines and tasty bites while taking in the America’s Cup races in San Francisco Bay, as well as fly overs by the Blue Angels during Fleet Week. Treasure Island is the perfect place to be to enjoy all the offerings that weekend. Attendees will also enjoy live music from the John Brothers Piano Company, a duo well known in the Bay Area for their lively jazz and ragtime shows.

LoCA Uncorked will be housed in Treasure Island’s Pavilion by the Bay and its surrounding property. Tickets are currently on sale at and are available for $55 in advance and $65 at the door. Designated driver tickets are $25. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet the passionate vintners and growers behind the wines that make up California’s best kept secret – Lodi Wine Country.

LoCA Uncorked is presented by the California Wine Education Foundation, the Lodi Winegrape Commission and LoCA – The Wines of Lodi California. To learn more about Lodi Wine Country, please visit or follow Lodi Wine on Facebook and Twitter.

For press information about LoCA Uncorked, please contact media relations representative Katie Hunter at Charles Communications Associates or 415-701-9463, or Camron King, Executive Director of LoCA, at 209-367-4727 or

 About Lodi Wine Country

Located south of Sacramento and west of the Sierra Nevada, the Lodi wine region features 100,000 vineyard acres that thrive in the classic Mediterranean climate of warm days and cool evenings.

With more than 60 varieties currently being cultivated, Lodi offers a diverse portfolio of wines. While long known as a superior producer of Zinfandel, including many old vine offerings, the area has also been producing award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. More recently, Lodi has begun producing varietals such as Albariño, Tempranillo, Viognier and Syrah, among many others.

Lodi has been a major winegrape growing region since the 1850’s, and today is farmed by over 750 growers. The region also serves as home to more than 70 boutique wineries specializing in small lot, handmade wines that have garnered major awards at domestic and international wine competitions.

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