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This just in: Announcing your winery hosts for #WBC16 “Excursions Into Lodi Wine Country!”

If you’re smart, you are currently enjoying an amazing evening of wining and dining in Lodi Wine Country. For those of you who are still wondering what kind of treats you and your buddies are in for tonight, we’re here just in time to share the inside scoop!

Your #WBC16 Lodi winery hosts are…

Pick A Peck Of Picpoul = Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards@AcquiesceWine
When in Rhône… Fresh winegrapes off the vine, Rhône varietal tasting, French can-can dancers, & five course dinner ending with sea salt caramel gelato.

The Porron Zone = Bokisch Vineyards@BokischWine + Mokelumne Glen Vineyards
Where Spain and Germany intersect! Tastings of Kerner, Gewrüztraminer, Albariño & more. Tapas and Spanish-style dinner served poolside.

Olive You Berry Much = d’Art Wines@dartWines
Private tour at Corto Olive Oil Facility followed by a personal introduction to Old Vine Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon by the winemaker. Dinner in the barrel room will include Tri Tip, poached salmon and fresh salads.

99 Bottles Of Wine = Estate Crush @estatecrush
Create the perfect Zin! Winning wine will be awarded to all WBC16 attendees following Saturday evening’s dinner. Outdoor dining at the home of the winemaker to include paella and a selection of primo wines.

The Rolling Stones = Ironstone Vineyards@IronstoneWinery
Get your hands dirty while you whet your palate in the stony soils of Lodi’s Sloughhouse AVA! Enjoy an authentic Mexican buffet dinner while comfortably seated lakeside. Vineyard-related games will be available for the group to enjoy.

She’s A Brix House = Klinker Brick Winery@KlinkerBrick
A tour of one of Lodi’s oldest working wineries followed by a tour of a 100-year-old vineyard. Small lot wine tasting followed by a catered dinner at the tasting room.

The Clone Wars = LangeTwins Winery@LangeTwins
Test your wine skills with samples from barrels and fresh winegrapes! Dinner will be served on the outdoor Press Room patio, situated beneath the harvest delivery ramp. A farm-fresh, five course dinner awaits.

The Rack Pack = The Lucas Winery@LucasWinery + McCay Cellars@mccaycellars + McKenzie Vineyards + Robert Lauchland Vineyards
Chardonnay pick (light “work”) followed by individual press and tasting. Dinner prepared with locally-sourced produce served al fresco.

Three Ring Circus = Michael David Winery@MDWinery
A winemaker-led in-depth tasting, complete with barrel samples, followed by a casual and kick-back sushi dinner paired with premium wines and beers.

The Wine Abides = m2 Wines@m2Wines
The dude abides over Old Vine Zinfandel vines. Tours and tastings followed by appetizers and dinner and dessert paired perfectly with select wines.

Viva La Vino = Oak Ridge Winery@OakRidgeWinery
Vineyard and property tour ending with Sparkling wine and Charcuterie and a six-course dinner in the orchard, prepared by the winemaking family.

Gone With The Wine = Oak Farm Vineyards@OakFarm Vineyard
Frankly my dear… A historical tour with tastings followed by dinner prepared by a previous “Cut Throat Kitchen” contestant will have your palate giving a damn.

Souzão Berry Fields Forever = St. Jorge Winery
Home of Lodi’s only underground barrel cellar! Vineyard tour followed by single-vineyard wines paired with an authentic Italian-Portuguese fusion dinner.

Toast Of The Town = Borra Vineyards@BorraWine + Toasted Toad Cellars@ToastedToadWine
A visit to Lodi’s Gill Ranch will be followed by a visit to Lodi’s historical downtown. Father/daughter winemaking team will entertain with a three-course dinner paired with unique Portuguese and Italian varietal wines.

Blends With Friends = Watts Winery@WattsWine
Can you say Barbera Blending three times fast? Receive a bottle of your own creation. Enjoy an Italian dinner off Tri Tip, pesto chicken and more!

Dutch Crush = Van Ruiten Winery@VanRuitenWinery
Vineyard tour, crush demos and lab lessons from the winemaker! Ride a harvester and then enjoy a tasting of reserve wines and dinner under a vine-covered patio. Dutch treats for dessert!

We hope you enjoy your evening in Lodi Wine Country! Share your experiences with everyone by tagging @WineBloggersCon and @Lodi_Wine and using hashtags #WBC16 and #LodiWine!