ZinFest Wine Festival (www.zinfest.com)
Wine, Food & Fun at Lodi Lake
May 17 – 19, 2013
The annual ZinFest Wine Festival is Lodi’s premier wine tasting event. The three day celebration kicks off on Friday evening, May 17th with the Vintner’s Grille at the Lake. Come out and mingle with our vintners and growers while you enjoy premium Lodi Appellation wines, passed appetizers, a gourmet dinner, live music and dancing under the stars.
On Saturday, May 18th, join fellow wine-lovers as they sip, swirl and savor from a selection of 250 handcrafted wines from 50 Lodi wineries. Passionate winemakers and winery representatives welcome guests, offering practical knowledge and sharing their delicious wines. Enjoy local provisions, learn some new tips at the ZinFest Wine and Cooking Schools, or relax along the beautiful Mokelumne River to an eclectic mix of live music. Guests can peruse merchandise from regional vendors and take home a commemorative bottle of custom blended Old Vine Zinfandel from the ZinFest Wine Shoppe. There is no better way to celebrate the fantastic wines of Lodi Wine Country! Tickets include a ZinFest wine glass, wine tasting, participation in seminars and entertainment. Festivities are held from 12 noon – 5 pm.
On Sunday, May 19th pass the afternoon away as you leisurely tour the Lodi Appellation for the ZinFest Winery Tours & Open Houses. Experience authentic Lodi hospitality as our vintners open the doors of their wineries to you. Many of our vintners will be spoiling their guests with activities such as barrel tasting, food pairings, live music, and special discounts on wine! Discover for yourself why Lodi is California’s newest fine wine region.
More than 3,600 attendees enjoyed Lodi wine at ZinFest in 2012! To take a peek at some of our 2012 “Zinners”, click here.