For the Love of Zin
The sunny Lodi winegrowing region is known for its production of Old Vine Zinfandel – a jammy wine that pairs well with spicy, grilled summer meats and vegetables. This year’s annual ZinFest Wine Festival featured 50 Lodi wineries, 100 degree temperatures and a relaxed atmosphere.
Two of our favorites wineries were most certainly pouring – D’Art and Macchia. Dave and Helen Dart make one of our favorite Lodi wines – an award-winning rich and full-flavored Tempranillo, and Macchia’s Zins never let us down.
Wine lovers had the opportunity to sample many Lodi wines, enjoy live music and even attend a wine and cooking school.
The heat didn’t keep the crowds away, but it sure was nice to kick back and enjoy a ride around the lake back to the parking lot.
If you’ve never been, mark your calendars for next year’s Lodi ZinFest and just maybe it won’t be quite as hot.