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Fri, Apr 21



"A Night in Venice" - Spring Fling

"A Night in Venice" is the theme of Spring Fling this year. Enjoy wine tasting, participate in a possible tour of a world renowned winery and enjoy a casual dinner with friends. This event will be held in the Lodi/Acampo area.

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"A Night in Venice" - Spring Fling
"A Night in Venice" - Spring Fling

Time & Location

Apr 21, 10:00 AM – Apr 23, 5:00 PM

Lodi, Acampo, CA 95220, USA

About the event

Spring Fling “A Night in Venice” in Acampo

April 21-22 2023

Information Sheet - Dates, Times, Addresses, Activities and Attire

Our Wweekend starts Friday, April 21st, in Lodi.  Our Headquarter Hotel, is the Fairfield Inn by Marriott. 262 Rocky Lane, Lodi, Ca.  Make Reservations by March 24th in order to receive our discount.

Call Janice Prasad at:

Office: 209.268.7500 or Cell: 209.642.1397

Mention ACBS and “A Night In Venice”event. Friday, the 21st

Sometime in the early afternoon, we have a special tour arranged at Trinchero Winery Compound, courtesy of Gordon our President. The tour is limited to the first 40 who sign up. There is no cost, but it is first come, first served. Sign up if interested and we will let you know time and location. Trinchero Wines has over 35 or 40 labels of wine and the facility in Lodi  is the most modernized facility in the world. At the winery they crush over 100,000 tons of grapes each season and there is approximately 65,000,000  gallons of wine stored. Gordon was very involved in the construction of this winery complex. Lots of walking involved, wear comfortable shoes. THIS EVENT IS NOW WAITLISTED.  YOU CAN STILL ENROLL HOWEVER YOU WILL BE PLACED ON A WAITLIST.

Friday the 21st - 6 pm: Join us for Pizza, Salad, Music in our own private outdoor area.

High Water Brewery, 927 Industrial Way, Lodi, Ca

Meal includes various pizzas, salads, garlic squares, dessert, lemonade, and private area reserved for us for a fee. Brewery has 36 varieties of beer on tap, fun wines, and cocktails. No host libations, buy your own. You cannot bring in outside drinks.  Casual attire.

Saturday, April 22nd - 10 am:

If you are staying at our chosen hotel, there will be a hot breakfast buffet, we can meet and have breakfast together. There is lots to do in the Town of Lodi. Over 150 wineries, olive oil tasting and multiple other activities to fill up your day.  Most wineries do not accept large groups, but do appreciate prior reservations.  Upon sign up, we will provide you with a *.pdf listing of all activities and you can choose what you wish to do. The information will also be on our website.

Saturday  4 pm: We are going to Italy, and Venice specifically, Gordon’s private home in Acampo at 24621 Sowles Road, becomes Venice for the evening.

We will have one of the most interactive parties ACBS has ever had. You will get to make your own boats and race them for prizes. You will have the chance to be a chef for the afternoon, learning how to make No Kneed Bread and Eggplant Manicotti from master chef, Jim Deichler. You will dance to Mambo Italiano and other Italian music, created specifically for the evening by our own DJ, Neal Gapoff and eat a fantastic dinner, made especially for us by Jim and Gretchen Deichler. 

Menu includes, Charcuterie Board, Caprese Salad, Italian Green Salad, Chicken Parmesan, Eggplant Manicotti, Crusty Baguettes and Butter, Cheesecake, Venetian Chocolate Walnut Cake and Homemade Limoncello. Soft drinks and water will be provided. Bring your own alcoholic beverage. Dress, fun and colorful.

Sunday, April, 10th - 10 am: Board Meeting

Gordon’s House at 9:30 for coffee, tea, juice and pastries.

We are very excited to offer you the above planned activities for Spring Fling 2023. Although by this time in 2023, Covid and its’ restrictions are not as much of a problem as is the past. Getting group reservations at wineries and restaurants are still an issue because of staffing shortages. Gordon has graciously offered

his home for our Saturday night blast and Jim and Gretchen are preparing a great meal for us. And the rest of the committee is working hard to deliver a great weekend for you. We hope you join us for the weekend and add your enthusiasm to the fun.

Any questions, please text or call Iren Jenny. 925.899.9708 or email

Committee, Gordon, Iren, Mitzi, Sandy, Jim, Gretchen, Sally, Jane, Neal, it takes a village.

Event Summary:

Start Date: Friday, April 21, 2023

End Date: Sunday, April 23, 2023

Last day to book: Friday, March 24, 2023

Hotel(s) offering our special group rate:

Fairfield Inn & Suites in Lodi ($179 USD per night)

Fairfield by Marriott Lodi

262 Rocky Lane, Lodi, CA 95240

(209) 268-7500 Office

(209) 642-1397 Cell

Ask to speak to Janice Prasad; mention ACBS, "A Night in Venice" event

Sign-Up Sheet

Link to Hotel Reservations

Spring Fling “A Night in Venice” in Lodi, Acampo, the Northern End of Joaquin Valley, April 21-22, 2023

Please mail your reservation form and check, no later than March 30th, 2023. The earlier, the better for reservations.

Ted and Iren Jenny, 6859 Jefferson Street, Yountville, CA. 94599 email us at, 925-899-9708 cell, 707-944-1598 home


  • Waitlisted - Trinchero Winery

    This event has now been waitlisted. Between online sign-ups and mail sign-ups we are at capacity. Tour the most modernized winery in the world. Located in Lodi, the Trinchero Winery has over 35 to 40 various labels to choose from. Enjoy a fun afternoon.

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  • Pizza Dinner Friday Night

    Come join us at the High Water Brewery for pizzas, salads, garlic squares, dessert and lemonade. The brewery is located at 927 Industrial Way in Lodi. There will be music, a no host bar and lots of fun. No limit on attendees.

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  • You're Going to Italy!! Dinner

    We are going to Italy and Venice in this special event. You'll be able to make your own boats, be a chef for the afternoon, learn how to make No Kneed bread from a master chef, dance to Mambo Italiano during the evening and enjoy a special dinner prepared by the Deichler's. One of the most interactive events of the year!

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  • Board Meeting at Gordon's

    Sunday morning Board Meeting at Gordon's home. Lots to discuss about great activities during the spring and summer. Breakfast goodies will be available.

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