FUN-travel: Wine Tasting – Modesto to Sutter Creek – Day 2

April 25, 2015 by  

1st stop Lodi – to pick up our wine club orders at Oak Ridge and Klinker Brick. Oak Ridge is Lodi’s oldest operating winery and has some incredibly good wines and even better prices! We are members of their VIP club – 2-3 select bottles each month – cost $25 – 35% tasting room discount. March’s special deal was Pinot Noir at an additional 5% off. That was a no brainer, we got a case. What makes it even better is they have 8 different varietals for a total of 48 different labels that include whites, reds, blends, champagne, sherry, and port. This is by far one of the best wine clubs we have joined! Their Moss Roxx is off the charts! We love the smoky richness. We had it at a restaurant in San Diego and that is what brought us here.

Lodi 2

  • Klinker Brick is much smaller, offering only zinfandel and syrah wines. Their tasting room is fairly big and has lots of FUN items for sale including a large selection of jewelry. This week’s special was too good to pass up – free pair of earrings with each necklace purchased. I found a great chunky amethyst one.
  • As we headed off, we started doing the math on the Oak Ridge pricing, and  turned around to get another case. That saved us $25 in shipping and as we say, “You can’t drink the shipping charge.”

FUN-fact – Lodi is the “Zin Capitol of the World” producing a whopping 35%. More grapes are grown in Lodi (100,000 acres) than in all of Napa (45,000 acres). They are known for their Zinfandels and Syrahs which are intense in color and concentration of flavors. And YUMMY might I add!

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