Lodi Harvest Trip
September 8–12, 2019
July 17, 2019, 05:00 PM (Pacific)
Lodi Winegrape Commission
Eight individuals will be selected to participate in a hands-on educational experience in one of the oldest wine regions in California. During this interactive trip, you will visit with Lodi growers and winemakers to learn about the dynamic relationship between viticulture and vinification. Get your hands dirty in the vineyard and experience harvest first-hand. During this trip you’ll learn about Lodi’s history, dating back to the 1860’s, and its seminal role in the establishment of sustainable practices. You will visit the largest collection of old vine plantings in the state, learn about the unparalleled diversity of wine grapes that grow here (over 100 different varieties) and experiment with pairing contemporary wine styles with local cuisine. You can look forward to vineyard walks, field tastings, blind tastings of single vineyard wines, barrel and tank tastings, delicious meals with winemakers and proprietors, and much more. Airfare, hotel, and meals will be provided.
The Lodi Winegrap Commission represents more than 750 winegrowers and 85 wineries farming 110,000 acres in the Lodi American Viticulture Area (AVA). In 1991, local growers voted to fund the Lodi Winegrape Commission, to serve their common interests to enhance the profitability of winegrape production through promotion, research, and education.