Recently, a bus of 53 people (Rotary Club) from Reno, Nev., visited our St. Jorge Winery. This was arranged through Nancy Beckman of Visit Lodi!
The group spent about an hour at St. Jorge enjoying food and wine pairing, winemaking education and in the vineyard grower education. They purchased about $3,400 worth of our wine. They also visited other wineries, had lunch at Michael~David Winery and became great fans of our area.
This happened because the city of Lodi, the Lodi Chamber of Commerce and Lodi Winegrape Commission had the foresight to create an organization to help all Lodi businesses. Lodi is visited by people from everywhere including internationally. Making Lodi a wine destination has elevated us above other depressed areas, supported business and created jobs.
The group from Reno was one of many that Nancy has arranged for us over the three years since we started. Again, thanks, Nancy.
Vern J. Vierra
St. Jorge Winery