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.

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  • sacfhoodies | May 22, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    This looks so fun – just another reminder of how lucky we are to live in California and enjoy all the great food and wine that comes along with it!