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Vino Piazza Video Tour

Vino Piazza

12470 Locke Road
Lockeford, CA 95237
(800) 939-2566

Tasting:   All wineries open Friday to Sunday, a few open weekdays
Most wine tasting is complementary
varies by winery
Tours:
  Informal Tours
Amenities:
  A dozen wineries located in converted mid-1940’s distillery
Price Range:   $7 and up
VIP Tasting:   Yes

Vino Piazza Description

Spend the day at this converted 1940s distillery and explore the nooks and crannies, plazas and courtyards, wine-tasting rooms and food vendors that make up this most unusual visitors’ center.

Vino Piazza, translated from Italian, means “the wine plaza”. Twelve wineries are represented here, and are owned and operated independently, each with their own unique approach to winemaking. The spaces themselves are worth the investigation, as some reside in the old “vat rooms” while others are in the ancient boiler rooms. 

The landlords are the owners of the Olde Lockeford Winery, and they also have a very worthwhile fossil and minerals exhibit, including giant research-quality caste replicas of a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Triceratops. There is plenty to explore and plenty of wine available to taste. Each winery has its own tasting schedule.

Boitano Family Wines
(209) 286-1595
Tasting Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 5 pm
Brice Station Vintners (209) 795-1595                                                                  Noon to 5pm Saturday & Sunday
Cantiga Wineworks
(209) 727-3782
Tasting: Saturday & Sunday, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and by appointment
Fox Tales Cellar Banquet Facility & Snack Bar
(209) 986-8606
Hello Wines
(209) 727-5600 Tasting Saturday & Sunday 12 – 7 p.m.
La Vida Dulce Winery
727-3966 Tasting Friday – Sunday 12 – 5pm
Macchia
(209) 727-0577
Tasting: Thursday - Monday 12 - 5pm
Mokelumne Oaks Winery
(209) 339-3754
Tasting: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Also by Appointment.
Olde Lockeford Winery
(209) 727-9770 Tasting Daily: 11am - 5 pm
Pasos Vineyards
(209) 727-3153
Tasting room open Fridays 12-6PM, Saturdays 11am-7pm and Sundays 12-6PM
Stama Winery
(209)-747-5336 or (408)-464-6923
Tasting: Friday - Sunday 11-5pm
Watts Winery
(209) 329-1569
Friday – Mondays noon to 5pm

Vino Piazza Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Resort Like
Kid Friendly
Off the Beaten Path
Casual & Relaxed
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Syrah
Gift Shop - Special
Tours Available
Food Available
Picnic Sites
Event Space
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Vino Piazza Reviews

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Now called Tuscan Winery Village
mikesq, Waltham
I LOVE LODI! - If you have not been to Lodi, you don’t know how much fun and how very inexpensive wine tasting can be. And, Lodi has GREAT wines and GREAT prices. If you are in Lodi, you should it is worth the drive to go out of your way to visiting this plaza. The Tuscan Winery Village is actually in Lockeford, CA, right next to Lodi. It is an incubator for new winemakers so the wineries change form time to time. There are storefronts for many more, so hopefully more new winemakers will join. Many of the previous winemakers have graduated to their own wineries and tasting rooms. When we were there, there were three wineries, Boitanto, Passos, and Stama. Boitano had some very nice wines at amazing prices! Stama had a brand new and very inexperience young hostess, which made the visit fun. She is very nice and if still there, has a lot more experience now. Stama was some what more traditional, with a comfortable tasting bar and nice selection of wines. (Please see individual reviews for more info.) On the way you can visit Oak Ridge Winery and Kidder (see reviews), both of which are wonderful. So you get to visit five wineries in a short time.

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Ernie's 50th
cnierva, Sacramento
I love this place! What a jewel in the heart of the Lodi wine country (well, close to the heart!). We visited Boitano, Watts, & Stama when we were there. I already wrote a review for Watts but I thoroughly enjoyed their reds & bought about half a dozen wines. Ernie liked the zin at Stama & we bought a bottle of barbera at Boitano. Macchia does not have its' own location so I will review them here. I bought a bottle of their late harvest zin without tasting it & was not disappointed. My friend who is a wine connoisseur asked to taste a couple of wines but was told that they were for wine club members only. I was told later that the winery only makes a limited number of wines offering them to wine club members as a perk. Missed opportunity for the winery as I believe they can always make exceptions for those of us who buy their wine because we enjoy them & not necessarily because we are club members. Macchia is a great place to hang out at the end of a long hard day wine tasting...enjoy the serenity of the beautiful garden surrounded by purple crepe myrtle flowers & abundant trees for shade :)

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High hopes but disappointing stop...
chuko,
We rolled in here after visiting Berghold and only made it to one of the twelve tasting rooms. The wine here was okay but very disappointing compared to Berghold.

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Dylan, Ventura
I loved the fact that visiting this winery was like taking a step back in time. It was classic and there was so much to take in that I was in love with the area after only being there for an hour. I spent the entire afternoon there and still felt that I could return and see something new. The fact that there was a giant replica of a T-Rex was amazing to me, call me a big kid but I don't care that was awesome.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of Winery Advisor LLC.

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