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Move over Napa—Lodi rocks with Wine & Roses

Russ Munson, General Manager Wine & Roses hotel, spa, restaurant and event center in Lodi, California
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Russ Munson, General Manager Wine & Roses hotel, spa, restaurant and event center in Lodi, California

Lodi, California has been a major producer of wine for more than a century, but it’s just now etching its place because of it truly word-class fine wines—this is the home of the legendary Seven Deadly Zins. Correspondent Tom Wilmer, reports from Lodi at the Wine & Roses hotel, restaurant, spa, and event center for a visit with Russ Munson as he talks, wine, cuisine, and more.

Lodi's Wine & Roses hotel is a destination you’d expect to find in Napa or Sonoma—but here it’s a treasured treat of a destination for locals and couples from the San Francisco Bay Area in search of an off-the-beaten path getaway.

Even though Lodi is just down the road from Sacramento, it’s amazing how many people miss the turn off to a truly special California vacation destination for those in search of cool micro-breweries, wineries, and local’s favorite diners.

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Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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