Vintner’s Grille

Each year, the Lodi ZinFest’s Friday night Vintner’s Grille at the Lake is a special affair where you can mix and mingle with Lodi’s finest winemakers and growers, while watching the sun sink into Lodi Lake. Enjoy the region’s finest pairing of freshly prepared, local cuisine paired with the best of Lodi’s celebrated Old Vine Zinfandel! After dinner, treat your sweet tooth to an assortment of delectable treats from the dessert bar. Top off the perfect evening by kicking up your heels to the sounds of live music. This year’s Vintner’s Grille takes place on May 18, 2018 from 6-9 PM. Tickets are $110 per person and are available by advance purchase only by calling the Lodi Winegrape Commission at 209.367.4727, Monday-Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm. Attendance is limited, and the event sells out each year. The wine reception begins at 6 PM and dinner is served at 7 PM. Must be 21 years of age to attend.


Saturday, Grand Tasting
Sip, swirl & savor from a selection of over 150 handcrafted wines from more than 40 Lodi wineries! Passionate winemakers and winery representatives welcome guests, offering practical knowledge and sharing their delicious wines. Enjoy local provisions, learn some new tips at the ZinFest Wine and Cooking Schools, or relax along the beautiful Mokelumne River to an eclectic mix of live music. Guests can peruse merchandise from regional vendors and take home a commemorative bottle of custom blended Old Vine Zinfandel from the ZinFest Wine Shoppe. There is no better way to celebrate the fantastic wines of Lodi Wine Country! Tickets include a ZinFest wine glass, wine tasting, participation in seminars and entertainment. Festivities are held from 12 noon – 5 pm. Tickets are $55 in advance at $65 at the gate and are available at or by calling the Lodi Winegrape Commission at 209.367.4727.


The Story Behind the ZinFest Posters 

For many years, ZinFest has partnered with artist Vince McIndoe, creator of our signature red headed muse, the Zin Diva. Born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, McIndoe is a 1985 graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design. While apprenticing for two years under William Biddle, he developed his own style, and his true love for the “Belle Epoque” has led him to where he is today. McIndoe is a winning recipient and an active member of the Canadian Association of Photographers and Illustrators and Society of Illustrators, New York.


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