HOW TO Plan Your Mini Vacation At Viaggio Winery!

By Copper Williams

Whether you’re organizing the ultimate staycation, or dropping into Lodi’s vast appellation from out of town, Viaggio Estate and Winery offers guests a sublime taste of vintner paradise in Tuscany accents.

But when there’s so much to see and do, where does one begin? Fret not! Viaggio offers you a handy guide.

Settling In
Planning your second honeymoon? Or maybe you’ve got the whole family along? Viaggio is equipped to inspire smiles for everyone in the family! Choose from the Mediterranean master suite, perfectly situated on the ground floor, or take to new heights in themed décor upstairs, and experience the Hawaiian Room, Princess Room, Safari Room, or the Sea Captain’s Quarters. “We also have a one-bedroom cottage overlooking the lawn and river,” offers Teri Lawrence, President, Winemaker, and Owner of Viaggio. This breathtaking escape is rich in Tuscan country styles.

“Villa guests may experience complimentary wine tasting, bocce ball in our two courts, or a walk in the vineyards,” Teri explains. “[There’s] croquet on the expansive lawns, kayaking in the Mokelumne River, or just relaxing on the swing under the oak tree, or at the overflow pool with a glass of wine. The hot tub flows into the pool, which flows over the edge of infinity.”

Touring the Estate
What better backdrop can one ask for, than the picturesque curve of the Mokelumne River alongside sweeping Mediterranean grounds? It’s not easy to step out and away from the manor, which is a grand tour in and of itself, but guests can also enjoy the small, sandy beach where lounge chairs readily await near the waterside. The very olive trees that Viaggio uses to harvest their own extra virgin olive oil make up the natural fauna along the estate.

“Guests may wander all over the expansive lawn, patio, Main Street, tasting room, and vineyards,” says Teri. “There are 23 manicured acres with walking paths, or get out on the country roads surrounding the vineyards! Excellent bike riding through the countryside.”

Sip, Shop, & Celebrate
“We try to make every guest feel as if their troubles melt away the moment they step from their car in the parking lot with wonderful music, to the stroll down Main Street, and into the Tasting Room where every guest is greeted with a smile and a friendly offer of wine tasting!” Teri smiles. Live music is a common occurrence over the weekends, where local artists play their talents, much to the pleasure of everyone in earshot.

Browse the boutique to find that perfect getaway gift to encapsulate fond memories, and bring a piece of Viaggio home with you by joining the Wine Club. “This gives an automatic discount of 15% off all wine, and 20% off case prices (mixed cases included).  A 10% discount in the boutique is also included, along with other benefits,” Teri explains. Wrap up your mini vacation by enjoying the weekend’s special wine pairings, accompanied with pizza and fresh oysters flown in each week.

For More Information:
Viaggio Estate & Winery

100 E. Taddei Rd., Acampo
(209) 368-1378