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Randy Caparoso
September 4, 2012 | Randy Caparoso

Game plan for your LoCA Passport Road Trip!

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As part of Discover California’s official California Wine Month, Lodi’s winegrowers have put together an exciting calendar of events running through the entire month of April and through October 6, 2012:  the LoCA Road Trip!

And to make it easy for you to pick and choose, there is a LoCA Road Trip Passport that will get you into everything either for free or entitling you to fantastic discounts.

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If you haven’t yet taken a LoCA road trip, one thing you will also find:  that Lodi’s brand of hospitality is a no-snobbery/no-robbery experience.  Simply put, Lodi’s vintners have a way of rolling out the red carpet that is refreshingly honest, personable, and real.

How can you participate?  Simple:  you can pick up your LoCA Road Trip Passport for a mere $15 at the Lodi Wine & Visitor Center (209.365.0621), or online at   Your passport entitles you to all special offers at participating restaurants, lodgings, and businesses, as well as special bottle and case discounts offered by the participating wineries.

The LoCA Road Trip Web site also has many of the details of the special events going down, plus information on great hotels, local restaurants and shopping (also see A foodie’s guide to Lodi wine country).  There’s a ton of events; many for adults, and quite a few that can be enjoyed by the entire family.

For a calendar of events taking place during the first two weeks of September, please visit our previous Road Trip! blogpost.  Meanwhile, here’s what’s happening from September 20 to October 6:


 Thursday, September 20

 Friday, September 21

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>Saturday, September 22

Sunday, September 23

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Wednesday, September 26

 Thursday, September 27

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Friday, September 28

 Saturday, September 29

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Sunday, September 30

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Tuesday, October 2 

Thursday, October 4

Friday, October 5

Saturday, October 6


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