Saturday, July 22, 2006

Lodi Wedding - Wine Country Ambience

Okay, here's another idea for those who love wine and wine country. Lodi. That's right, Lodi, a wine area in California (SOUTH of Sacramento) which specializes in Mediterranean varietals (syrah, sangiovese, pinot grigio). (If you read the following comment you'll see that I had originally posted that Lodi was north of Sacramento. What was I thinking? I guess my thoughts weren't "stuck in Lodi" but indeed, Lodi is SOUTH of Sacramento. Thank you to the person who left the comment correcting me.)

This is definitely wine country which you want to visit in the fall or spring months, as the summer months can be quite hot (which is fine for the style of grapes grown there, but not necessarily for people getting married (unless you think perspiration pouring down your face makes for great wedding photos).

Anyway, there's an historic inn there which has special wedding packages. It's called the Wine & Roses Hotel, 2505 W. Turner Road, and looks quite lovely, and will accomodate up to 350 guests. The hotel has a restaurant and spa, perfect for the newlyweds who want to immerse themselves in fine wine, fine food and relaxing pampering.

They can be reached at 1-877-310-3358.


Anonymous said...

I do realize this post is from 2006 but, Lodi is south of Sacramento.

Wine and Roses is a lovely wedding venue! :o)

gigglesoup said...

Thanks, Sherry

I don't know what I must have been thinking. Definitely Lodi is south of Sacramento and I thank you for correcting that mistake.

Anonymous said...

Lodi is the Zinfandel capital of the world. Not so much the "Mediterranean" varietals as you suggested.

gigglesoup said...

While you are correct that Lodi is the Zinfandel capital, it's also a big producer of the Mediterranean varietals, having a climate that is great for those types of grapes.