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Sparkling Wines for your Summer Festivities

Summer has kicked off with a sizzling start this year, and what better way to celebrate the festivities than with a bottle of sparkling wine from Lodi Wine Country? Whether you’re looking to toast the red, white, and blue or enjoy a refreshing sip on a hot summer valley day, we’ve curated a list of wineries that offer a refreshing selection of sparkling wines for every palette.

Peltier Winery

At Peltier Winery, you can choose from several delicious options for bubbly, including the Zante, which is perfect to enjoy on a warm summer day. This carbonated White Zinfandel wine has the perfect amount of acidity and full bodied fruit to tame the heat. Also available at Peltier Winery is The Gala Brut, a classic dry sparkling wine made using the French Méthode Champenoise.

Bonus tip: Partake in a $15 sparkling wine tasting flight every first weekend of the month at Peltier Winery. Visit here for more information.

Nostra Vita Winery

At Nostra Vita Winery, you can choose from the Serendipity sparkling wine collection made using the traditional French Méthode Champenoise as well as the Charmat method. Their namesake line boasts various styles of sparkling wine that ranges from extra dry to sweet, which offers something delicious for everyone!

Our Recommendation: You won’t go wrong with the Blanc de Blanc to brighten up any celebration this summer, which is a dry sparkling wine made of Chardonnay leaving a bright and creamy texture.

LVVR Sparkling Cellars

LVVR is Lodi’s premier sparkling-only winery, offering a selection of premium sparkling wines made using the traditional method. The natural fermentation process ensures that each bottle provides a light but refreshing sip with airy bubbles.

Our Recommendation: Pick up a bottle of the Albariño Reserve for refreshing floral notes with a dry finish.

Durst Winery & Estate

Take in gorgeous views of the Durst estate as you sip on delicious bubbly, using the traditional French sparkling wine method (do you see a theme here?). A crisp bottle of bubbly to accompany a gorgeous day in Lodi Wine Country is what you need!

Our Recommendation: Sparkling Demi-Sec for semi-sweet bubbly with a crisp, fruity finish.

Bokisch Vineyards

A stunning summer day overlooking the Terra Alta Vineyard deserves a chilled glass of Sparkling Rosado from Bokisch Vineyards. Be sure to come for the sparkling but don’t miss out on discovering their list of Spanish varietals.

Why we love it: The Sparkling Rosado offers the right amount of crisp bubbles with juicy notes of pomegranate and peach to cool off during summer.  

Acquiesce Winery

Celebrate summer with Rhône-style sparkling wines from Acquiesce Winery, where you can choose from a variety of beautifully crafted bottles for your taste.

Our recommendation: Try the Sparkling Clairette Blanche for an indulgent experience, with notes of green apple, pear, and guava.

Woo Girl! Cellars

Lodi’s newest tasting room and intentional house of rosé offers an impressive selection of sparkling wine, with a variety of sparkling rosé for every palate. Enjoy a flight at the Woo Girl! tasting room or take a bottle out on the patio and enjoy a refreshing glass. Take in the gorgeous sights of the tasting room and outdoor estate with a a charcuterie box from Delicious Boards sold at Woo Girl!

Our recommendation: California Sparkling Brut Rosé using the French traditional method of sparkling wine, with a fruit-forward nose of red currant, strawberry, and cranberry.

Viaggio Estate & Winery

For our sparkling wine lovers who enjoy sweeter wines, Viaggio has you covered! Chill a bottle of their estate Strawberry or Peach Mango bubbly and enjoy the beauty of Lodi Wine Country while overlooking the Mokelumne river on the wineries expansive estate.

m2 Winery

Indulge in m2’s Sparkling Rosé, a vintage 2022 bottle that staff mentions has notes of “aromas of white peach and summer fruit, and subtle notes of red berries and spice as it dances on the palate.” Now this sounds like poetry to whisk you away on a warm summer night, so be sure to chill a bottle to enjoy with friends, family, or yourself and pair with your favorite light cheeses and sweets.

No matter which bottle you choose, you won’t go wrong with any of these delicious sparkling wines from Lodi Wine Country. Now that we have mapped out some of our highlights, it’s time to plan your trip, grab some friends, and toast to the beginning of summer! Click here for a full listing of wineries in the Lodi AVA.