EVENTS

2014 BORRA VINEYARDS CALENDAR OF WINE EVENTS

Everything revolves around wine here at Borra. Our events are just frosting on the cake and a great excuse to come out and visit our family winery. We’re working on more events for 2014, but if you can’t make any of these dates, we always look forward to seeing you in our tasting room, open Friday through Monday from noon to 5pm, or by appointment!

See you soon!

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Join us for our Spring White Wine Release Event!

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Borra Vineyards
Featuring our newest racy white wines
No charge and tasting fee will be waived

Be the first to taste our newest additions to the Borra Wine Family: the 2013 Artist Series Nuvola Gewurztraminer and the 2013 Artist Series Limited Edition White Kerner-based blend. Both are amazing wines for your Spring entertaining and were made in very small quantity, so first come, first served! We’ll offer light snacks to complement these wines, along with special discounts on select wines only during the event.

Joining us from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. will be Anneka Weinert (pictured), the amazing artist who created the Nuvola label. Anneka is a Freshman art student from the University of the Pacific and will be available to sign your bottles of Nuvola. She will be joined by her art professor, Michael Leonard, who has also created several wine labels for Borra. Be sure to check them out!



PAST EVENTS

LA DOLCE VITA SAMPLER CLUB PICKUP PARTY
May 4, 2013 – 12 noon to 4 pm at Borra Vineyards
Featuring wine, appetizers and our winemakers
No charge for club members

Our quarterly meet-up of our most loyal Borra wine aficionados with our winemakers Steve Borra and Markus Niggli makes for a very special afternoon. This spring’s selections feature exciting new pre-releases of our 2012 White Fusion, 2011 “2:30 a.m.” Merlot, and our 2012 Members Reserve Rosé – only available to members. Attendees are often treated to extra-special selected discounts of up to 40% off as well as complementary appetizers. If you aren’t a club member, this is a great time to join us! (For details, click here.)


2ND ANNUAL LADIES NIGHT!
Friday, May 10, 2013 – 6:30 – 9 p.m. at Borra Vineyards
Featuring light appetizers with entertainment by John Ochoa
$10 admission includes appetizers, souvenir wine glass and tasting

Leave the men with their cigars and join us as we try on our latest wine creations from the vineyards. And if that’s not enough, we’ll tempt you ladies with our great selection of unique retail giftware (or “keepware” as the case may be!), but only a couple of times a year can you see all the latest acquisitions before everyone else…
With a theme of “Girls Just Wanna Have Wine!” check out our entire exciting brand spanking NEW arrivals of freshly-bottled wines, plus Spring jewelry and gifts! You’ll have a glass in the hand, contemporary music by John Ochoa in your ear, and a really great time with all the Borra girls. And did we mention that if you buy 3 bottles or more of wine, that $10 will go toward your purchase! Let’s get this party started!

(Click here to see the postcard.)


9TH ANNUAL ZINFEST WINE FESTIVAL
Saturday, May 18, 2013 – 12 – 5 p.m. at Lodi Lake
Featuring 50+ wineries, great restaurants and live music
$45/$55 (at the gate) admission
Our
La Dolce Vita members can call us at 209-368-2446 for $35 advance tickets!

Gather your friends and visit us at our booth during Lodi’s 9th annual extravaganza of wonderful food, music, education and fun. Come to the “Blending Tent”, where you will be guided through the fine points of the art of blending to craft great wines.

Celebrity chefs and wine experts will be conducting demonstrations at the ZinFest Cooking School. And at 3pm, Tracey Berkner, sommelier/proprietor of Restaurant Taste, will be demonstrating “Lodi’s Best & Most Beautiful Blends” including our Heritage and Intuition!

You’ll find us in booth #9, which will be on your lefthand side just after you pass the main entrance where you get your wristbands.

Visit www.zinfest.com or call 209-365-0621.


7TH ANNUAL OYSTER SUNDAY
Sunday, May 19, 2013 – 12 noon to 4 pm at Borra Vineyards
Featuring Steve Borra on the Fusion Q with live entertainment by Tapestry
$12 admission includes one glass of wine and souvenir wine glass

The day after Lodi’s now-famous ZinFest, all our local wineries throw open their doors to welcome all you wine lovers. We observe a tradition of Oyster Sunday. Does wine pair with oysters? Find out for yourself, as you devour mouthwatering BBQ’d Oysters grilled hot by Steve Borra and his Oyster Shuckers and served with all the fixin’s, while sipping on your favorite Borra wines and listening to the sounds of beautiful music. Last year’s oysters were barely enough, and it was overheard recently that Steve plans on hauling around 1,000 from market this year! Plus, there’ll be Italian Sausage for the oyster-squeamish amongst you.

(Click here to see the postcard.)


THE 2013 BARBERA FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cooper Ranch, Shenandoah Valley, CA
Featuring just about all the California Barbera you can imagine
$40 admission in advance at BarberaFestival.com/$50 at the gate admission
SOLD OUT! Borra fans saved $5 by entering discount code JX52BV202

This is the place to be if you like Barbera! In addition to our ever-popular Old Vine Barbera, there will be over 80 other California wineries pouring their best Barbera, alongside 7 top area restaurants and chefs dishing out gourmet foods (twice as much this year!). This all takes place up in the Sierra Foothills at Cooper Ranch with live music, local artists and vendors. You may even get a taste of a few bottles of this elegant red straight from its Italian birthplace. There will be no better opportunity to truly learn about this grape! Last year’s inaugural event sold out in advance to a crowd of over 1,500, and this year’s event has already sold out, so hope you already visited BarberaFestival.com for tickets and all the details.


SUMMER POOLSIDE BARBECUE AT WINE & ROSES
Friday, June 21, 2013 – 5 pm to 9 pm at Wine & Roses Hotel on 2505 W Turner Road, Lodi
Featuring Borra Vineyards wines
$5 per person admission only

Dive into the pool or into a chilled glass of our White Fusion at the new summer series of Poolside Barbecues at Lodi’s most elegant Wine & Roses Hotel Restaurant and Spa this Friday evening. Our staff will be on hand to give you refreshing pours of our latest releases, guaranteed to melt away your week. Wine & Roses Spa will supply the lounges and towels, while you supply your thirst. And you can make a dinner of it by purchasing off of the restaurant’s special BBQ menu. Reservations are not required. Just show up with five bucks and your friends. WineRose.com.


THE 2013 CALIFORNIA WINE FESTIVAL – SANTA BARBARA
Saturday, July 20, 2013, 1 pm to 4 pm at the Chase Palm Park, Santa Barbara, CA
Featuring amazing wines, appetizers and live music
$69 admission in advance at CaliforniaWineFestival.com/$80 at the gate admission

Hit the grassy, palm-lined Chase Palm Park to experience this quintessential California wine tasting event at the 10th Annual California Wine Festival grand finale. Indulge in this heady, summertime ‘right of pleasure’ and join the afternoon-long celebration with unlimited tasting of fine wine and foods, plus sun, sea and music. Sip our Borra favorites along with hundreds of vintage California wines, sample dozens of hot and cold gourmet appetizers, artisan breads and cheeses, fresh cut fruits, and for a change of taste, sample local and regional craft brews too. A number of wineries from our Lodi wine region will be featured. Ticket price includes all wine and food samples and an 18 ounce keepsake wine glass. Visit www.CaliforniaWineFestival.com for tickets and more information.


LA DOLCE VITA SAMPLER CLUB PICKUP PARTY
August 24, 2013 – 12 noon to 4 pm at Borra Vineyards
Featuring wine, appetizers and our winemakers
No charge for club members

Our quarterly meet-up of our most loyal Borra wine aficionados with our winemakers Steve Borra and Markus Niggli makes for a very special afternoon. This summer’s selections feature exciting new pre-releases of our 2012 Members Reserve Chardonnay (only available to members), 2011 47.5 Degree Red Wine, and our ever-popular 2011 Old Vine Zinfandel. Attendees are often treated to extra-special selected discounts of up to 40% off as well as complementary appetizers whipped up by our staff, who happen to be great cooks. If you aren’t a club member, this is a great time to join us! (For details, click here.)

LOCA ROAD TRIP
September 1-30, 2013

Pack your bags, fill up the tank and upload your favorite tunes, because it’s time for a Lodi Road Trip! In celebration of California Wine Month, we and most other Lodi vintners invite you to participate in our 2nd Annual LoCA Road Trip, September 1 – 30, 2013. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase a LoCA Road Trip Passport – an all-access pass to exclusive events and discounts from us and over 45 participating Lodi wineries. Passport holders will enjoy engaging in unique activities described within the Passport, such as cycling excursions, vineyard tours, barrel tasting and bottling demonstrations, grape stomps, wine and cheese pairing classes and winemaker dinners, as well as complimentary tastings and wine and merchandise discounts from participating wineries. Passports are $20 (only $15 for La Dolce Vita Club Members) and will be available at our tasting room, on LodiRoadTrip.com, or give us a call at 209-368-2446.

For Passport holders, we’ll be offering two complimentary tastings of a flight of wines and 15% OFF wine purchases. Plus we’re tricking-out our final Fusion Friday as part of Lodi’s LoCA Road Trip:

FUSION FRIDAY
Friday, September 6, 2013, 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Borra Vineyards
Featuring appetizers hosted by Waterloo, CA Restaurant & Catering with entertainment by Separators
$12 admission includes appetizers, one glass of wine and souvenir wine glass

One can never have enough BBQ, especially in Lodi! Waterloo’s secret ingredient is Bette’s World Famous Black Barbeque Sauce, which makes a most excellent slather for chicken or steaks. We aren’t telling you which of our wines goes best with these mouth-watering grilled meats, you’ll have to find out for yourself!

(Click here to see the postcard.)


LA DOLCE VITA SAMPLER CLUB PICKUP PARTY
November 23, 2013 – 12 noon to 4 pm at Borra Vineyards
Featuring wine, appetizers and our winemakers
No charge for club members

Our quarterly meet-up of our most loyal Borra wine aficionados with our winemakers Steve Borra and Markus Niggli makes for a very special afternoon. This fall’s selections feature exciting new pre-releases of our latest bottlings. Attendees are often treated to extra-special selected discounts of up to 40% off as well as complementary appetizers whipped up by our staff, who happen to be great cooks. If you aren’t a club member, this is a great time to join us! (For details, click here.)


MEMBERS-ONLY BONANZA PARTY
Friday, January 24, 2014, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Borra Vineyards
Featuring amazing discounts and appetizers
No charge for club members

To show appreciation for our fantastic La Dolce Vita club members, we like to throw this big annual Thank You bash, when we literally let our members drink our profits with incredible prices too good to print. We’re still working out the details for this year’s event, but last year we had complementary locally baked bread, Italian dry salami and cheeses that make excellent pairings with our wines, plus we sold raffle tickets for a chance to win a big 3-Liter bottle of 2010 Heritage that was hand decorated by some of our club members. Members can bring a friend or two to take advantage of member discounts. There’s no need for members to RSVP, just come on over! And if you aren’t a club member, this is a great time to join us! (For details, click here.)


IN WITH THE NEW AT BORRA VINEYARDS…
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Borra Vineyards
Featuring our newest mystery wine
No charge and tasting fee will be waived

Join us in the tasting room this Saturday as we unveil our new mystery wine celebrating the work of Steve Borra.

The warm weather has inspired us to get our spring cleaning done early this year and we’ve spruced up a bit with new fresh paint and a new bar top. Stop by from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and take in the new atmosphere while you enjoy an artwork display by students at University of the Pacific, complimentary wine tasting and 15% off your wine purchase of 6 bottles or more.

We hope to see you!


Wine and ChocolateWINE & CHOCOLATE WEEKEND
Saturday-Sunday, February 8-9, 2014, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Borra Vineyards & throughout Lodi
Featuring wine and food
$45/$55 (at the door) admission

Enjoy a weekend of Wine & Chocolate during our 17th annual Wine & Chocolate Extravaganza! Travel from winery to winery throughout the Lodi Appellation tasting world-class wines and savoring delectable chocolate in all its imaginative forms. Here at Borra, we plan on driving you NUTS… enjoy Chocolate Nut Shots with our addicting Heritage Chocolate Sauce! Back by popular demand… our delightful s’mores made especially by the Borra grandkids themselves! Oh, and let your taste buds sizzle… try our amazing homemade Double Chocolate Brownies with our very own Heritage Chocolate Drizzle! How well do you know your chocolate? Take part in our “Blind Tasting” of chocolates from around the world! WIN a specially designed etched bottle of our Heritage Chocolate Sauce (automatically entered when you purchase 3+ bottles of wine!). Tickets are $45 in advance or $55 at the door. Price includes a souvenir wine glass, special BRIX wine-pairing chocolates, wine tasting, and map to all participating wineries. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Lodi Wine & Visitor Center (209) 365-0621.
LodiWineAndChocolate.com


LA DOLCE VITA SAMPLER CLUB PICKUP PARTY
February 22, 2014 – 12 noon to 4 pm at Borra Vineyards
Featuring wine, appetizers and our winemakers
No charge for club members

Our quarterly meet-up of our most loyal Borra wine aficionados with our winemakers Steve Borra and Markus Niggli makes for a very special afternoon. This winter’s selections feature exciting new 2011 pre-releases of our Members Reserve Finesse and Intenso (both only available to members), along with our top-of-the-line 47.5 Degree Syrah. Attendees are often treated to extra-special selected discounts of up to 40% off as well as complementary appetizers whipped up by our staff, who happen to be great cooks. If you aren’t a club member, this is a great time to join us! (For details, click here.)


LODI SPRING WINE SHOW
Friday, March 28, 2014 – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. &
Saturday, March 29, 2014 – 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Ole Mettler Grape Pavilion at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds
Featuring 50 wineries, tasty treats and much more
$30/$35 (at the door) admission
Borra La Dolce Vita Sampler Club members save $5 by entering discount code ws14borrav

If you really like to party, then the Lodi Spring Wine Show is right down your alley. We’ll be there for two nights, pouring alongside many of your favorite tasting room personalities from around Lodi, many dressed up in fun themeware, all to fill your commemorative glass with Lodi’s best. Along with tasty treats from some of our area’s finest food purveyors, you’ll sample gourmet olive oils, pair a hot cigar with sweet Port-style wines (if you’re so inclined), and even learn how to make wine. Get your tickets on-line at www.GrapeFestival.com.

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