Treasure Island WineFest – Lodi on the Water
History buffs remember dates with repeating numbers the way wine connoisseurs remember the best wines: like 01/10/49 (B.C., that is, when Caesar crossed the Rhine)… 7/2/1776 (Washington crossed the Delaware)… 3/6/1836 (fall of the Alamo)… 11/11/1918 (Armistice Day)…
For Bay Area wine buffs, that memorable date might very well become 10/10/2010… when over forty of Lodi's finest wine producers will cross the Bay Bridge to lay claim to Treasure Island and put on the 2nd annual Treasure Island WineFest – Lodi on the Water. We can't promise legions of grunting, bulging biceped Romans, but we can promise front row views of aerial shows (Blue Angels!) and parades of ships, also there as part of San Francisco Fleet Week. There will also be artisanal cheeses, olive oils and wood oven pizzas to go along with Lodi's ultra-sleek (and yes, many of them biceped) wines.
For inquiring members of both the trade as well as for consumers, there will also be a number of seminars focusing on exactly what makes Lodi wines tick, and why there's been such an explosion of accolades and awards recently garnered by this region — still one of California's best kept secrets, yet with a history of premium winegrowing dating back to the 1860s (and in fact, many of Lodi's wineries today are owned and operated by the same families who established those vineyards so long ago).
Tickets will be $55 in advance or $65 at the door. So remember 10/10/10, wine lovers, and carpe diem!
For more information on the Treasure Island WineFest - Lodi on the Water, visit tiwinefest.com