Operation Restored Warrior Wine

Kevin Knutson knows a thing or two about life after military service. As a former marine, Knutson sees first-hand the struggles that veterans battle every day. Mike McCay, a Lodi grape grower and winemaker has a son-in-law that served two tours overseas. So, it comes […]

Get the Dish

Hostess Gifts for the Food and Wine Lover If you are looking for the ultimate hostess gift for your aunt who has everything, check out Boxwood Finch’s incredible selection of cookbooks, Jacobsen Sea Salts, and local Calivirgin Olive Oils. You can treat your hostess to […]

What’s Happening—Local Food and Wine Scene

New to the Scene Meat and Drink Downtown Lodi’s Blend Ultra Lounge has cooked up something fun and exciting for locals looking to hang after work. Owners Michael and Alexis Thorpe have teamed up with Amin Mozeb, a master mixologist, to open Meat and Drink […]

What We’re Sipping Now

As we lead into fall, we’re swapping out herb-and-citrus-heavy beverages with savory sippers to match the crisp cool evenings and shorter days harvest season brings upon us. The First Leaf at Towne House Restaurant is just the cocktail to welcome this new season. Crafted using […]

On the Town

Wine Gadgets for the Wine Geek

Porrón Talk about a good time. This wine vessel is the perfect way to liven up your next dinner party. Originating in the Catalonia region of Spain, the wine pitcher allows multiple guests to sample a given wine from the same utensil without touching their […]

2M Mobile Canning Co.

Ever wonder how your favorite beverages end up in cans? Well, when drinks like beer, wine, and coffee are created locally, businesses often reach out to third party companies to package their goods. That’s why four Lodi locals who favor local flavors founded 2M Canning, […]

Wine Storage 101

Living in the heart of Lodi Wine Country, we have access to some of the finest wines around. But the real question for wine lovers is always this—how do you store it? Whether you have a wine refrigerator, a closet, or a wine cellar, we’re […]

12 Wines to Try

1)  January You can never go wrong with a bottle of bubbly. Especially, when ringing in the New Year. There is something about the tiny effervescent bubbles and the clinking of glasses that will make you want to keep the celebration going! 2) February February […]

Parents Magazine

Wine Dine 209

By the Numbers 1850 The first grapes were planted by Captain Charles Weber, founder of Stockton 1852 The first major vineyard was established at the southern edge of the appellation 1886 The world renowned Bechtold Vineyard is planted by Joseph Spenker 1986 The Lodi Appellation […]

Off the Beaten Path

Just off the beaten path on the outskirts of Lodi Wine Country lies Know Place. Its nestled amongst old buildings in the tiny town of Victor, population 293, and it’s one of those places that is hard to explain; everyone has a different impression of […]

Local Food and Wine Scene

Wine News Cliché Wine Co. Another new tasting room is open in Lodi Wine Country. Cliché Wine Co. is the second location for Peltier Winery. But this isn’t just the same business at a second spot. Owners Rodney and Gayla Schatz are changing up the […]


Paskett Winery, a small estate off of Peltier Road that specializes in small lots of lesser known varietals and award-winning blends, isn’t like any other winery in Lodi. In addition to focusing on grapes not found at many Lodi wineries, Paskett’s owner and winemaker, Lorraine […]

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