Letters from Lodi

An insightful and objective look at viticulture and winemaking from the Lodi
Appellation and the growers and vintners behind these crafts. Told from the
perspective of multi-award winning wine journalist, Randy Caparoso.

Randy Caparoso
August 11, 2011 | Randy Caparoso

Lodi’s Treasure Island WineFest

Treasure Island

Lodi’s 3rd Annual Treasure Island WineFest

Lodi Wine Country returns to San Francisco Bay this coming Saturday, October 8, 2011 (1 to 5 PM) at the Treasure Island WineFest!

Over 45 of Lodi’s finest producers will be pouring over 200 Lodi AVA grown wines, including many of the 133 winners at this past 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (2 Best of Class, 2 Double Golds, 19 Golds, 60 Silvers, and 50 Bronzes).  Visit the Treasure Island Web site for a list of these participating wineries.


The Bay Bridge from Treasure Island

Of course, wait-there’s-more! Lodi’s Treasure Island WineFest occurs during the U.S. Navy’s Fleet Week, highlighted by the unforgettable sight of Blue Angels soaring majestically from one side of the Bay to the other.  Then there’s the live music, artisanal cheeses and olive oils, offerings of Lodi’s wine country cuisine, ample free parking, and commemorative wine glasses for all.

Blue Angels

Blue Angels at the 2011 Treasure Island WineFest

Advanced purchase tickets are now on sale at for $55 (tickets at the door are $65, and just $25 for designated drivers).  The address of the Lodi Treasure Island WineFest is 291 Avenue of the Palms.  So why wait?  Reserve your commemorative glass now, pack a camera, and join in the fun!


Discerning wine lover at 2011 WineFest



Lodi Wine Visitor Center
2545 West Turner Road Lodi, CA 95242
Open: Daily 10:00am-5:00pm

Lodi Winegrape Commission
2545 West Turner Road, Lodi, CA 95242
Open: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

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