Romance Your Way Through Lodi Wine Country
Romantics flock to Lodi Wine Country yearly to celebrate February, the month of love, in good company with a special someone or cherished friends and family – and for good reason! Lodi is home to an extensive list of wineries and tasting rooms, taprooms, excellent dining options, and a wide range of activities. Let Lodi whisk you off your feet quicker than Cupid can with our February 2024 Guide.
A Treat for Someone Sweet
There’s nothing that says “I love you” more than a sweet treat to start the day off right! Head to local favorites, like Ruby’s Bakery & Café for their flakey croissants and sumptuous cakes, or Corner Scone Bakery for a warm scone, savory quiche, and Valentine’s Day sprinkle cookies to enjoy inside of this cozy bakery that will make you feel like you’re inside of a Hallmark movie!
For the serious sweet tooth in your life, be sure to visit Frosted Flour to indulge in freshly baked cupcakes that will surely impress. Choose from flavors such as strawberry, banana, Oreo cookie, red velvet, and more. *Pro tip, get your Valentine a box of cupcakes so that they can enjoy all of the decadent flavors offered!
Looking for some sweet treats to gift? Don’t skip out on Sweet Aftrlife, a newcomer in 2023 to Downtown Lodi, which serves as the area’s go-to candy store, filled with nostalgic sweet treats.
Romance Amongst the Vines
Kick off the month of love with the Lodi Wine and Chocolate weekend, which runs from February 2nd through February 4th. Let your sweet senses guide you as you make your way through Lodi Wine Country, where participating wineries will be offering the finest pairings in wine and chocolate, as well as offering exclusive brunch and dinners with decadent pairings. Purchase your tickets here today!
What better way to your Valentine’s heart than through food and wine? Book an elevated tasting at Acquiesce Winery and enjoy small bites paired with award-winning Rhône-style white wines from renowned winemaker Sue Tipton. This elevated pairing will be a flavor bomb for your tastebuds as your host walks you through the sensations that are evoked when pairing food and wine that not only complement, but enhance one another.
Lodi Wine Country is home to over 85 wineries, many of which include tasting rooms that showcase fantastic Lodi wines and unique varietals. Visit our winery list here to plan a full day or weekend of romantic wine tasting!
If you are looking for some much-needed rest and relaxation with your Valentine, look no further than Lodi, CA, to be your ultimate romantic destination. Stay overnight at Wine & Roses Hotel, Spa, and Restaurant and choose from a variety of room options to fit your comfort level. Book a massage or treatment at the Spa at Wine and Roses and plan to spend the afternoon in pure bliss, while taking in the beautiful spa grounds and lush surroundings. There is no better treat than to pamper your Valentine!
Lodi is home to a variety of lodging options, whether you are interested in a resort style property, to a bed & breakfast, or familiar stay. For a complete list of lodging in Lodi, please visit our lodging page here.
Galentine’s Day Fun
Get your gal pals together and make Lodi your ultimate Galentine’s destination! Choose from an array of options that suit every girl group, from wine tasting to cooking classes, Lodi has so many fun experiences to offer.
Swifties unite! If your group of girlfriends needs to re-live their Eras Tour moments, join Pop the Bubbly, located in Downtown Lodi, on Sunday, February 11th, from 4 pm to 7 pm and dance the evening away to the best of Taylor Swift with a glass of bubbly in hand. You will also have the opportunity to create friendship bracelets and customize your own felt hat. Commemorate your Galentine’s memories with photo-op backgrounds and a photographer on-site provided. Visit our event page here for more details on purchasing tickets.
Nothing completes a Galantine’s get-together quite like cheese! Gather your best gal pals and head to Cheese Central, located in Downtown Lodi, to taste the different cheese groups and learn how to pair them with accompaniments at the Cheese 101 course offered on Tuesday, February 13th. Reserve a spot in the class today by emailing CheeseCentralLodi@hotmail.com
Plan a Date Night Activity
Lodi is home to some incredible date night fun, whether catching live music at one of our wineries or taprooms (see our event list here), engaging in some fun competition, or letting your creative side flow, you and your Valentine will be planning your next date back!
If you want to impress your Valentine with your bowling moves (or your total lack of!), reserve a lane for two at Lodi’s swankiest new hangout, Lodi Bowling Lounge & Bar. Equipped with a bar, lounge area, and restaurant, this bowling experience will truly impress your Valentine, and will be a guaranteed night filled with laughs and friendly competition!
If you want to plan an evening on the creative side, book a session at Meet the Maker, Lodi’s newest ceramic studio! We highly suggest the “One and Done” wheel option, which is perfect for a beginner’s date night. This package includes a guided intro with two clay pieces on the wheel, as well as a trim, glaze, and fire to your instructions. What better way to remember the romantic evening than taking home a one-of-a-kind ceramic that you made together?
A Romantic Dinner for Two
The dining possibilities in Lodi are endless, and with many of our renowned restaurants offering prix-fixe Valentine’s Day menus, all you have to do is pick a cuisine and make a reservation at one of our many offerings. You can’t go wrong with the Mediterranean and Italian Fare at Papapavlos Bistro & Bar and Pietro’s Trattoria, London Fusion Fare at The Oxford Kitchen, elevated meals at Towne House Restaurant, or delicious American classics at Woodbridge Crossing and Oddfellows Tavern. Be sure to reserve your spot in advance and inquire about Valentine’s Day Prix-Fixe menus that will be offered!
Whether you have come to Lodi with a special someone, your gal-pals, or friends and family, there is no denying that we know how to celebrate the Month of Love in an incredible way! As a wine country destination, let us guide you through wine tasting, delicious dining, total relaxation, and fun activities. Just call us Cupid!
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