Want to find out when tickets go on sale? How to become a valued partner of the festival? The answers to these questions and more can be found below.
When does the event take place?
Annually each year in May. The 16th installment of Lodi Row x Row Festival will take place May 19 & 20, 2023.
Where do weekend events take place?
The Friday Vintner’s Grille dinner experience takes place at Lodi Lake from 6:00-9:00pm. The Saturday Grand Tasting takes place at Lodi Lake. The Grand Tasting takes place from 12:00-4:00pm. Guests with a VIP ticket are able to access the Grand Tasting one hour early at 11:00am.
When can I buy tickets for weekend events?
All tickets go on sale in 2023. Follow the prompts on the website to obtain your tickets through Eventbrite.
Are kids or pets allowed at weekend events?
All weekend events are 21 and older. We love your kids & furry friends, but no children, infants (even in strollers or carriers), or pets are allowed to attend any weekend event for the safety of all parties. Service animals must be in vests and have proper documentation.
What happens if it rains during weekend events?
All weekend events take place rain or shine.
Is Lodi Row x Row Festival able to accommodate my dietary restrictions?
We cannot guarantee that participating chefs and restaurants will prepare dishes without common allergens, including nuts, dairy, gluten, etc. Additionally, not all events will have vegetarian options available. It's important to always ask the chef whether or not certain allergens or food items are in the dishes you are going to consume, as well as consulting available menus. For further questions please contact us.
Are there any guidelines I should adhere to while tasting wine?
Follow these guidelines to ensure your weekend experience is top-notch:
Eat a meal before the Saturday Grand Tasting experience.
Limit the number of wines you sample at each winery table & take advantage of dump buckets.
Understand that it is against the law for a winery to continue to serve or sell wine to any guest who appears intoxicated, regardless of whether that guest is making use of a designated driver or ride-sharing service.
Be aware of those around you as you wait for a sample. Make room for others to enjoy the experience as well.
Where is the best place to stay during the weekend?
What is the best airport to fly into for the event weekend?
It’s easy to get to Lodi from several major cities in Northern and Southern California. Lodi is located just 40 miles south of Sacramento, 90 miles east of the San Francisco Bay Area, and approximately 100 miles northeast of San Jose. The closest major airport to Lodi is Sacramento International Airport (SMF), but travelers may also consider San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Oakland International Airport (OAK), or Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC). Additionally, Stockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK), offers direct flights from Las Vegas, NV and Phoenix, AZ through Allegiant Air as well as daily service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) through United Airlines.
Closest Major Airports
Sacramento International Airport (SMF) – 47 miles
Oakland International Airport (OAK) – 86 miles
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) – 104 miles
San Jose International Airport (SJC) – 92 miles
Where can I find the most up-to-date information about weekend events?
The latest event news can be found on this website + social media channels and by receiving our e-newsletters. Sign up here so you don’t miss a thing!
Is there a dress code?
As a general guideline, we suggest “upscale casual” attire for our Friday and Saturday events. We encourage you to wear comfortable shoes when attending our Friday and Saturday events as they are held lakeside on uneven ground.
Will tickets to weekend events sell out?
Tickets to Friday Vintner’s Grille dinner experience are extremely limited and will sell out. We recommend purchasing your ticket to this experience as soon as possible. Tickets may NOT be purchased at the door. VIP Tickets to Saturday’s Grand Tasting are extremely limited and will sell out. We recommend purchasing this ticket as soon as possible. VIP tickets may NOT be purchased at the door. General Admission tickets to Saturday’s Grand Tasting will not sell out. Tickets may be purchased online prior to and on the date of the event. Tickets may NOT be purchased in-person at the gate.
Do designated drivers need to purchase a ticket?
For Friday & Saturday events, a ticket is required for all attendees, including designated drivers. Designated drivers must be 21+ to attend all weekend events.
What is included in the ticket price for events?
Tickets to Friday’s Vintner’s Grille dinner experience include a multi-course dinner, wine tasting, entertainment, and a souvenir wine glass. VIP tickets to Saturday’s Grand Tasting include early entrance, access to rare and reserve tastings, and your own souvenir wine glass in addition to general admission amenities. Food is available for additional purchase. General Admission tickets to Saturday’s Grand Tasting include general wine tastings, entertainment, access to food and artisan vendors, and your own souvenir wine glass. Food is available for additional purchase. VIP Designated Driver tickets to Saturday’s Grand Tasting include early entrance, entertainment and access to food and artisan vendors. General Admission Designated Driver tickets to Saturday’s Grand Tasting include entertainment and access to food and artisan vendors.
Does my ticket to the Vintner's Grille include access to the Saturday Grand Tasting?
No. Tickets to Friday Vintner’s Grille dinner and Saturday Grand Tasting are separate.
What is the process for receiving my ticket once it is purchased?
Each ticket holder will receive a confirmation email within 15 minutes after the order is placed with your tickets attached. If you do not receive your tickets, please check your spam folder or contact us. Attention: Do not attempt to copy and share your tickets. All tickets will be scanned for authenticity and only the first ticket scanned will be converted to an event wristband.
Are tickets refundable?
All tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable between events. All events will take place rain or shine.
What do I need to bring with me to Friday and Saturday events?
Plan to bring your ticket (printed, smart phone in email or text, or Eventbrite app), a valid I.D., and a cheerful attitude to all events. Please do not bring kids, pets, outside food, beverage, or alcohol (water is okay), large bags or suitcases, or weapons to any weekend events.
Why do I have to pay a convenience fee?
All tickets are subject to service fees. Our tickets are processed through Eventbrite, which charges a convenience fee per ticket to offset operational and product costs. Convenience fees vary depending on ticket cost.
Are Lodi Row x Row Tickets tax deductible?
This event is hosted by a 501c3 charitable organization. A ticket provides admission to the event. A portion of this purchase may be tax deductible.
How can I find out more about becoming a valued partner?
Yes! The festival is always looking for volunteers to assist in setup, checking in guests, passing out materials, giving directions, ticketing and other event support tasks. We also look for experienced culinary volunteers to support our participating chefs. Click here for more information about volunteering.