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Food & Drink

Take A Daytrip To Lodi

May 9, 2012 7:52 AM

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Creedance Clearwater Revival had never even visited this town when they wrote “Stuck in Lodi Again.” Frankly, if they ever were stuck here, there would be plenty of things to do and explore. Lodi is the the Zinfandel capitol of the world and home to over 80 wineries.
B&W Resort Marina (on the scenic “Delta Loop”)
964 Brannan Island Road
Delta Loop/Isleton, CA 95641
(916) 777-6161
www.bandwresort.com

Stop on the way to Lodi and visit B & W Resort Marina on the Delta. Whether you choose to be on land or on the water, there are some 42 berths for boats, and 23 rustic cottages for overnight stays.

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Lodi Wine & Visitor Center
2545 W. Turner Road
Lodi, CA 95242
(209) 365-0621
www.lodiwine.com

Hours: 10:00am – 5:00pm daily
Tasting Fee: $5 (includes a flight of 4 wines)

The Lodi Wine and Visitor Center keeps a sample of virtually every wine produced in Lodi. Learn more about the Lodi appellation. There’s a tasting bar and a gift shop featuring handcrafted local products.

All Seasons Carriage Company
PO Box 100
Acampo, CA 953220
(209) 986-3096

All Seasons Carriage Company specializes in horse-drawn carriages for all occasions, and ponies for kids’ parties and large events. Contact them for information on “wine tour” pricing  and availability.

Jessie’s Grove Winery
Contact: Suzanne Burns
1973 W. Turner Grove
Lodi, CA 95342
(209) 368-0880
www.jessiesgrovewinery.com

Jessie’s Grove Winery has been in the family for 5 generations. The winery offers tastings, and a wine club. There’s also a summer concert series — rock, country, and everything in-between.

Michael-David Winery / Farm Cafe and Bakery
4580 West Highway 12
Lodi, CA 95242
www.michaeldavidwinery.com

The wines here have names like Lust, Gluttony, ‘The 7 Deadly Zins’ and 6th Sense Syrah. If that doesn’t peak your fancy, there’s a cafe, fruit stand and even a bakery.

Cheese Central
Cindy Della Monica, owner
11 N. School Street
Lodi, CA 95240
(209) 368-3033
www.cheesecentrallodi.com

At Cheese Central there are 100s of cheeses from all over the world. They also sell local olive oils, chutney, preserves, and honey.

Sea Salt Cottage
13 N. School St.
Lodi, CA 95240
(209) 339-8400

Are you worth your salt? At the Sea Salt Cottage you’ll find dozens of flavor-infused salts for food, as well as curative bath salts.

Micke Grove Regional Park
11793 N Micke Grove Rd # A
Lodi, CA 95240
(209) 331-7400
www.mgzoo.com/parks/micke-grove-park.htm

At Micke Grove Park discover the Tea Garden, the amusement park, and visit the zoo. There’s something here for the entire family.

A&W Root Beer
216 E. Lodi Ave
Lodi, CA 95240
(209) 368-8548
www.awrootbeer.com

Roy Allen came to Lodi and began selling his root beer concoction along the parade route. Soon, he partnered with Frank Wright and so began A & W root beer. Today, fresh batches of root beer are made and sold everyday. Eat and explore the history of A & W here… it’s as much a museum as it is a restaurant.

Wine & Roses
Hotel / Restaurant / Spa
2505 W Turner Rd.
Lodi, CA 95242
(209) 334-6988
www.winerose.com
Should you choose to stay overnight in Lodi, Wine and Roses offers luxury accommodations, a world-class spa and a gourmet restaurant.

The Inn at Locke House
Bed and Breakfast
19960 Elliott Road
Lockeford, CA 95237
(209) 727-5715
www.theinnatlockehouse.com

Doctor Dean Jewett Locke began building Locke House back in 1863. The property has been restored and now is home to a bed and breakfast. Each guest room has a private bathroom and is decorated to reflect the elegance of the inn’s 19th century origins.

School Street Bistro
116 N. School Street
Lodi, CA 95240
(209) 333-3950
www.schoolstreetbistro.com

In addition to lunch and dinner, the School Street Bistro offers buffets, champagne breakfasts, cocktail and will host your special occasion.

The Dancing Fox
203 School Street
Lodi, CA 95240
(209) 366-2634
www.dancingfoxwinery.com

Winery, bakery, eatery, The Dancing Fox is home to the most amazing bread pudding. It’s massive, fruity and runs out quickly, so get here early if you want to try this local specialty.

Ready for your next adventure? Head over to Eye on the Bay’s Travel & Outdoors section and discover the best of the Bay.

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