wine & roses
Wine & Roses features 66 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites with amenities including botanical gardens, a modern fitness center, beautiful pool, relaxing jacuzzi, and unparalleled gracious hospitality. The Lodi Wine & Visitor Center is located right on our property, so wine tasting information, maps and advice are easily accessible.
Towne House Restaurant features innovative dishes using the highest quality seasonal and regionally sourced ingredients. We offer an impressive wine list including over 70 wines from the Lodi Appellation. The Lounge is the perfect place to relax and enjoy live music, extraordinary cuisine, specialty cocktails, and fine wine.
The award-winning Spa at Wine & Roses offers spa services and packages for women, men and couples. Our certified Aveda salon features a full menu of services. Relax in the plunge pools or steam room and enjoy a peaceful moment in the tranquility room. Shop at The Nest, a retail boutique featuring therapeutic spa and salon products and unique gifts.
Wine & Roses is committed to providing food & wine education and appreciation. We host many signature wine events throughout the year as well as cooking classes and demonstrations.
As a private property, when our customers pay to host an event with us, they are also securing the exclusive use of the grounds in which to take photographs. We want to maintain the integrity of the services we offer to our guests and customers who contract with us, and we are committed to providing our guests with an unparalleled experience in distinctive surroundings that nurtures well-being and creates lifelong memories. We do not allow photographers on site to photograph their clients unless a customer who is hosting an event with us has contracted the photographer for the event. Please understand that if you arrive at our grounds to take photographs of guests that are not contracted for an event with us, we will kindly ask that you depart from the premises. We greatly appreciate your understanding of our position in wanting to care for and maintain our guests’ experience.
Lodi is home to over 70 wineries. Minutes from Wine & Roses, Lodi Lake provides an area to swim, fish, or take a nature walk. Historic Downtown Lodi provides a theatre, shopping, and dining. Cultural events and festivals occur throughout the year. Check visitlodi.com for more about what is happening in Lodi.
Our mission is to raise awareness in working with our customers, suppliers, and team members to make sustainable choices, implement eco-friendly practices, and reduce our impact on the environment. We are committed to simultaneously look after the people and the planet by striving to use environmentally friendly products and practices.
THE BEGINNING OF WINE & ROSES
The history of Wine & Roses took root in this rich San Joaquin Valley soil in 1984, when Kris Cromwell and son Del Smith purchased the Burton Towne estate and after much hard work and enormous dedication Wine & Roses was born, becoming a 10 room bed & breakfast. Years later, in 1999, the current owners, Russ and Kathryn Munson and a host of community leaders and investors, embarked on a journey with the Lodi Winegrape Commission to build the vision fueled by dreams and a commitment to the community and to the wine industry. Just as Burton Towne created his empire through hard work and ingenuity, the current owners of Wine & Roses have shown the same qualities as they turn longtime dreams into reality.
Wine & Roses’ commitment to quality, service and ambiance remained at the foreground through its expansion years. The expansion, which stands profoundly unique to the Lodi region, has been carefully designed to protect and enhance the historic character of the property. As noted in Sunset, Martha Stewart Living and Gourmet magazines, Wine & Roses provides exceptional service in an exceptional setting.
Preserving the past and constructing the future. Nestled in the heart of the Lodi wine country, on a seven-acre estate of towering trees, flowers and herb gardens, you will find Wine & Roses Hotel Restaurant Spa. This magnificent estate began its existence in 1902 and has been granted recognition as a historical site. Burton A. Towne, its original owner was a native of Minnesota with a degree in engineering, who had come to Sacramento in 1898 to work for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Within four years he bought his first parcel of land in Woodbridge that included a small four room cottage, became a farmer, and began growing grapes and almonds. In 1902 he married Alice Weinstock, whose father owned a large department store in Sacramento. Burt and Alice soon built their original house and there, they raised their two sons. Their home and grounds eventually became known as “Towne Corner”.
For over 100 years, travelers on their way from Stockton to Sacramento often stopped at the corner of Turner and Lower Sacramento roads for a picnic, thinking they were in a public park. Nestled between almond orchards and vineyards were 2 1/2 acres of extensive lawns, tall oaks, redwoods, weeping willows, a gazebo, duck pond, convenient benches, tennis court, graceful arbors and garden ablaze with 400 rose bushes. In the center of this Eden was a gabled two story home-the original Towne house.
Sometime between 1924 and 1926 a devastating fire destroyed Burt and Alice’s home. The basement survived the smoldering wreckage and eventually was converted into a swimming pool (see photo in hallway of Towne House). Burt and Alice moved into “the cottage” and began renovations. By the late 1930’s the house had grown into 13 rooms, which included a connected annex or “apartments.” From then on the home was always called the Towne House. In 1984 the Towne House was designated as an historical site in San Joaquin County.
As prominent members of the community, the Towne’s were noted for their innovations in agriculture and dedication to public service. For three generations their home was a center of hospitality and gracious living, whether it was a garden party or a simple family gathering.
Today the historic Towne House continues its legacy. It’s warm and welcoming atmosphere reminds you of the ambience of a by-gone era.