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Delightful Afternoon in Lodi!

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Delightful Afternoon in Lodi!

Last week we had the privilege of going to Lodi for the afternoon. We started our day off at the Wine and Roses Restaurant and Hotel for lunch. A very nice property with a fantastic restaurant, very pretty and everyone was very friendly there. I had the Pasta alla Carbonara with Duroc Pork Smoked Breast, Fresh Yolk and Pecorino Ramano. Very rich and delicious! A glass of local Old Vine Zin paired nicely with this.

After lunch I toured the spa there which is gorgeous. The Visitor's Center is adjacent to the hotel and we went there for wine tasting and our pourer did a nice narration of the history behind the mural on the wall there. All of the wines we sampled were excellent! We purchased a bottle of the Klinker Brick Old Vine Zin.

Next stop was Jessie's Grove. A small winery with fantastic wines and a nice gift shop. Abundance was our next stop for wine tasting in Lodi. Another small winery with a very good selection of white wines. We found the wines in Lodi to be exceptional, especially all of the Old Vine Zin that we sampled.

Short but very sweet first visit to this area. This weekend we will be in the Sonoma wine country, can't wait! :)

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1. Re: Delightful Afternoon in Lodi!

Glad you enjoyed your trip to Zin country! Our Old VIne Zins are making waves in the wine world. Come back soon and try some more!

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In a completely different vein, my family once visited the San Joaquin Historical Society Museum near Lodi. They have a great collection of historic tractors and agricultural equipment which we found surprisingly interesting, though a bit under-curated.

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Wanderer,

They do have a great collection of restored tractors. They are all rebuilt by local volunteer farmers so it does take time. It's a little known area of Mickes Grove Park thats for sure!

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4. Re: Delightful Afternoon in Lodi!

You'll have to try and stay the night next time at Wine and Roses. We've been stopping for lunch, dinner and lodging there for a number of years now and it's always a very delightful experience. Quite an oasis in the Valley!

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5. Re: Delightful Afternoon in Lodi!

It is nice to see Lodi getting some good comments! Abundance was a good choice! They do a good job. There are many small wineries to choose from in this area. Watts just opened their new place I understand also! Keep coming back!

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