Pre-ZinFest Festivities

 

Extend your ZinFest celebration by attending one or more of these special winery events in the days leading up to the weekend’s 14th anniversary celebration! Please continue to check back as the event week approaches as more activities will be added as they are scheduled. Here’s the lineup for 2018 so far:

Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 6:00-9:00pm

Dress Up, Wine Down on Cap with The Wines of Lodi, CA
Capital Avenue, Sacramento, CA  | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm | No charge

Hey Sacramentans: Lodi is bringing the wine to you during Second Saturday on May 12! Dress Up, Wine Down on Cap will feature wine tasting from 15 of your favorite Lodi wineries alongside a dazzling fashion show highlighting styles and trends from the area’s hottest boutiques like Richard Hallmarq, Getta Clue, Heart Clothing Boutique, and more! Word is that some of our more daring winemakers may find themselves on the runway!

Featured wineries: Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards,  Durst Winery & Estate, Drava Wines,  Harney Lane Winery, Heritage Oak Winery, Ironstone Vineyards,  Klinker Brick Winery, LangeTwins Winery & Vineyards, Macchia Wines, Michael David Winery, Oak Farm Vineyards, Oak Ridge Winery, Paskett Winery, PRIE Winery, SCOTTO Cellars, Van Ruiten Family Winery

 

Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 11:00am & 1:00pm

Grape to Glass Tour at Harney Lane Winery
Harney Lane-330x2809010 E. Harney Lane, Lodi, 95240  | 11:00am & 1:00pm | (209) 365-1900 | harneylane.com | RSVP required for tours at 11:00am and 1:00pm | Space is limited

Join Harney Lane Winery for complimentary Grape to Glass Tours during the week of ZinFest! We have deep roots in Lodi as 5th generation family farmers and we want to share our story with you! Learn all about our winery history and taste our line-up of award-winning wines as we tour the vineyards. Read more about Harney Lane’s Grape to Glass tours here. Complimentary tours are available for a limited time only, at 11:00am and 1:00pm on Thursday, May 17.

Please RSVP by Friday, May 11 to rsvp@harneylane.com or by calling the tasting room at 209-365-1900. Space is limited, so reserve your spot soon!

 

Friday, May 18, 2018 | 2:00-4:00pm

Lodi Wine Seminar, “How Do Lodi Wines Compare to the Best In the World? (A Blind Tasting with a Panel of Professional Wine Educators)”
Wine & Roses Hotel Garden Ballroom, 2505 W. Turner Rd., Lodi, 95242  | (209) 367-4727 | RSVP is required | Space is limited

We are inviting 50 consumers (limited seating!) to sit down with Lodi wine industry professionals to a formal blind tasting of 16 wines, tasted in four “flights” of 4 wines each. In each flight we will compare at least one Lodi grown wine with top quality wines from elsewhere in the world (specifically – France, Spain, New Zealand, and other California wine regions). The objective is not to determine what wines are the “best,” but rather, to examine, discuss, and learn about the sensory qualities that make each of these wines special.

The blind tasting proceedings will be led by 40-year wine industry professional and journalist (including lodiwine.com) Randy Caparoso, who will also moderate a panel of three wine industry professionals widely known for their exceptional wine tasting abilities. Like everyone else, these panelists will taste, and discuss, each wine completely blind, with no idea of their identities:

  • Jienna Basaldu – Wine Director of Sacramento’s Echo & Rig, and recent winner of the Court of Master Sommeliers André Tchelistcheff scholarship and 2017 San Francisco Luxicon blind tasting competition
  • Chad Joseph – Lodi based consulting winemaker (including the acclaimed Oak Farm Vineyards and Harney Lane Winery)
  • Jeff Morgan – Co-Proprietor of Covenant Winery (based in both Berkeley and Israel) as well as author of several wine and culinary books, former West Coast Editor of Wine Spectator, and founding instructor at Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies (Culinary Institute of America Napa Valley)

How do Lodi wines compare with the best from the rest of the world? Only one way to find out; which would be by signing up for this elucidating event.

Cost is $40 per person. Online tickets can be purchased by clicking here. Space is limited so hurry and reserve your spot today!

BUY TICKETS HERE

Friday, May 18, 2018 | 11:00am & 1:00pm

Grape to Glass Tour at Harney Lane WineryHarney Lane-330x280
9010 E. Harney Lane, Lodi, 95240  | (209) 365-1900 | harneylane.com | RSVP required for tours at 11:00am and 1:00pm | Space is limited

Join Harney Lane Winery for complimentary Grape to Glass Tours during the week of ZinFest! We have deep roots in Lodi as 5th generation family farmers and we want to share our story with you! Learn all about our winery history and taste our line-up of award-winning wines as we tour the vineyards. Read more about Harney Lane’s Grape to Glass tours here. Complimentary tours are available for a limited time only, at 11:00am and 1:00pm on Friday, May 18.

Please RSVP by Friday, May 11 to rsvp@harneylane.com or by calling the tasting room at 209-365-1900. Space is limited, so reserve your spot soon!