FEB
8 & 9
11AM–4PM
Join us for a weekend celebration of great wine & chocolate.

2019 PARTICIPATING WINERIES

 

 

CLICK HERE to view the official brochure & map!

In order to provide a fun, safe, and memorable experience for all of our guests during Wine & Chocolate Weekend, we ask that you read and adhere to our Guidelines for Responsible Wine TastingPlease note: There is a policy for full-sized buses/vehicles & large groups (15+).

 

 

BARSETTI VINEYARDS
Full-sized buses / groups of 15+ accepted

400 4th Street, Suite 150, Historic Old Town Galt, 95632 | (209) 744-6062
At Barsetti Vineyards’ Tasting Room in Old Town Galt, we will have scrumptious desserts made with several of our wines, there will be freshly made popcorn drizzled with chocolate, we will have our photo booth with lots of props and someone to take your picture, and many special discounts for those attending on all our wines and all merchandise in our boutique. Also, Allison Gerrity, a local artist, will be painting on site with watercolors and acrylic paints. You can watch her paint and if you see something you like, you can purchase it from her. Our special feature for both days will be live music with a band that performs at our tasting room most weekends, Phil & da Pinots. They are a great dance band and play favorites from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s.

BERGHOLD VINEYARDS
Full-sized buses / groups of 15+ accepted

17343 N. Cherry Road, Lodi 95240 | (209) 333-9291
Bring your sweetheart to experience our exquisite antique tasting room where you can sample some of our finest estate wines as well as enjoy a complimentary carriage ride touring our estate vineyard. We will be featuring Cousin’s Main Lobster food truck with wonderful food options as well Sheryl’s Cookie Cupboard with lots of sweet treats, both available for purchase.

BOKISCH VINEYARDS
No full-sized buses / groups of 15+

18921 North Atkins Road, Lodi 95240 | (209) 334-4338
Can you say “Olѐ?” Come celebrate Wine & Chocolate weekend Spanish style at Bokisch Vineyards. Tucked away in the Clements Hills, where the views are as vibrant as the wines, is an escape to Spanish soil. Bokisch Vineyards welcomes you into the folds of an oasis, proudly producing award-winning wines to accent your Wine & Chocolate weekend along the vines. Stop in, sample your favorites, and savor the beauty of Bokisch. Fresh hot churros will be served with thick Spanish style hot chocolate! Viva el chocolate y vino! Salut!

CABANA WINERY
No full-sized buses / groups of 15+
710 South Beckman Road, Lodi 95240 | (916) 476-5492
Join the fun at Cabana Winery. We are the new winery in town! Our spacious tasting room and gift shop will celebrate Wine & Chocolate with a 25% discount on all cases. Taste any 5 of our local award-winning wines. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and live music. Meet legendary winemaker Robert Smerling who has been featured in Wine Spectator, The New York Times and Robert Parker call “a tour de force in winemaking!”

CONSUMNES RIVER FARM
Full-sized buses / groups of 15+ accepted

28305 N. Thornton Road, Thornton 95632 | (209) 334-5544
Make us your first stop, last stop or in between. You will not be disappointed. Music, appetizers and award-winning wines… As always, olive oil and vinegar tasting will be available. Stop by to stay hello and take a photo in our photo booth.

 

 

D’ART WINES
No full-sized buses / groups of 15+

13299 N. Curry Avenue, Lodi 95240 | (209) 334-9946
Visit d’Art Wines where we will be barrel-tasting Port. Explore various vintages and varietals and learn the magic of blending. Don’t leave without enjoying a bowl of chocolate chili!

DANCING COYOTE WINES
Appointment required for full-sized buses / groups of 15+

3125 E. Orange Street, Acampo 95220 | (209) 339-9780
Dancing Coyote is known for its award winning white and red wines, unusual varietals in bottles and cans and amazing prices! Come enjoy our wines while savoring chocolate and other sweets in a beautiful rustic setting.

DELICATO FAMILY VINEYARDS
Full-sized buses / groups of 15+ accepted
12001 South Highway 99, Manteca 96336 | (209) 824-3500
Stop here first and avoid the crowds! Pick up your wine glass, chocolate treat and wristband. Take Highway 99, follow the Gnarly Head billboards and exit at #246, Parking for cars and limos, easy freeway return and only 20 minutes to Lodi. Join us for a special wine tasting menu, savory munchies, our 31st Fine Art Show and chocolate, of course! In compliance with Wine & Chocolate Weekend posted hours, wine tasting will end at 4pm.

DRAVA WINES
Appointment required for full-sized buses / groups of 15+

1378 E Turner Rd Suite D, Lodi 95240 | (209) 400-5009
Come visit Drava Wines and learn about the home of the world’s oldest grapevine. Freshly grilled chocolate Ganache sandwiches will be served along with handcrafted wines from Lodi Rules Certified Sustainable winegrapes. Try an array of handmade sweets from Zelly Marz Fine Candies and Petit Fours.

DURST WINERY
Full-sized buses / groups of 15+ accepted
10173 East Acampo Road, Acampo 95220
(209) 601-1413 | durstwinery.com
Head out to Durst Winery & Estate where the natural affinity between decadent dark chocolate and rich artisan wine is not secret…but did you know about the old 1915 Fairbanks Estate turned into a 1920’s prohibition party house and now has a boutique winery that celebrates the art of wine and pleasure! Levi Huffman is back by popular demand singing the tunes you will sway to as you are exploring the decadently sweet and savory art of wine and chocolate pairing. Everyone is in love and can’t get enough of BAM chocolate…so don’t miss out! If pizza if your choice for a bite, you will surely want to indulge in delicious pizza by FIRED Pizza Oven. There are sure to be unexpected surprises you won’t want to miss…so check out our website for more information. This could be the best romantic celebration for two or a great reason for a girls’ getaway weekend!

 

 

E2 FAMILY WINERY
Full-sized buses / groups of 15+ accepted
9301 West Highway 12, Lodi, 95242 | (209) 993-2334
E2 Family Winery will be having lots of fun. You can expect barrel tastings with option to order before its released. We will have BBQ samplers, snack platters, giant games, cornhole, music and chances to wine free wine. Come have fun with E2 Family Winery.

ESTATE CRUSH
Appointment required for full-sized buses / groups of 15+

2 West Lockeford Street, Lodi, 95240 | (209) 368-7595
Visit Estate Crush and enjoy a special Wine & Chocolate flight of wine in the tasting room, including the new Estate Crush sparkling wine. And, step out the tasting room doors onto our Crush pad for Bob’s famous grilled tri-tip with delicious Port Wine Chocolate Reduction sauce paired with a barrel sampling of Stellina Old Vine Zinfandel. Don’t miss our exclusive Wine & Chocolate weekend discounts and sales.

GOODMILLS FAMILY WINERY
Appointment required for full-sized buses / groups of 15+
17266 Hillside Drive, Lodi 95240 | (209) 727-0728
Good friends and good times at GoodMills Wines! Visit our winery and try our amazing wines with some food pairings, music, vendors and a raffle.

GRACE VINEYARDS
Appointment required for full-sized buses / groups of 15+
28001 North Nichols Road, Galt 95632 | (916) 826-8288
Cabernet Demi-Glace meatballs and basil garlic mashed potatoes…Yes please! Come out to Grace Vineyards and enjoy our food samples and of course, our wine.

HERITAGE OAK WINERY
No full-sized buses / groups of 15+
10112 E. Woodbridge Road, Acampo 95220 | (209) 986-2763
Visit Heritage Oak and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of music from Noon – 3pm both days. Performing Saturday will be the Whisky Slough Band, while Sunday the Bob Stanley Band will take the stage. As a special treat, visitors are invited to fill a decorated silk bag with their favorite chocolate treats. Selected popular Heritage Oak wines will be on sale.

 

 

HOUSLEY’S CENTURY OAK WINERY
Full-sized buses / groups of 15+ accepted
22211 N. Lower Sacramento Road, Acampo 95220 | (209) 334-3482
At Housley’s Century Oak Winery we will have a massive table of Marich chocolate all paired with our wines to sample and to purchase. We will also have Bellindora Olive Oil & Vinegars to sample. Ohana Chip Company is back with some of the best chips you can find, and some will be paired with chocolate. April Morse is displaying her local cutting boards and unique gifts for your Valentine. The first winery to hire a taco truck 15 years ago, TACOS URUAPAN is open again. We will also have music, barrel tastings and Adam’s photo display. In honor of Alaina Housley, we will prominently be featuring #Alainasvoice.

JESSIE’S GROVE WINERY
Appointment required for full-sized buses / groups of 15+

1973 W. Turner Road, Lodi 95242 | (209) 368-0880
Jessie’s Grove Winery will be celebrating Wine & Chocolate weekend in our traditional fashion with selected wines, music, local goods and treats! Our DJ will be playing the perfect tunes to help set the mood of the fun and lively atmosphere of this annual party! We will be celebrating the local community with San Joaquin area artisans and food vendors sharing their special creations. Join us for barrel tasting with the winemaker and limited-time sales on some of our favorite wines!

KLINKER BRICK WINERY
(Pouring at Lodi Vintners)
No full-sized buses / groups of 15+
3750 E. Woodbridge Road, Acampo 95220 | (209) 368-2019
This year Klinker Brick celebrates Wine & Chocolate at our barrel warehouse at Lodi Vintners, 3750 E. Woodbridge Rd. We will have live music, wine discounts, tasty chocolates, food vendors, Bam’s Treats Toffee, J & L Krafts Barrel Creations, Distinctive Tastes Balsamics and fantastic Klinker Brick Wines.

LANGETWINS WINERY
Appointment required for full-sized buses / groups of 15+

1525 E. Jahant Road, Acampo 95220 | (209) 334-9780
Come rain or shine, LangeTwins Winery is ready for Wine & Chocolate. We are sheltered from the weather and feature four pouring stations with educated staff and family members attending. Enjoy a taste of our Rosѐ paired with our infamous, warm, gooey and wonderful brie, chocolate and basil panini’s.

LODI VINTNERS
Appointment required for full-sized buses / groups of 15+

3750 East Woodbridge Road, Acampo 95220 | (209) 368-2019
Visit our website at lodivintners.com for details.

 

 

LONE GRAPE WINERY
Full-sized buses / groups of 15+ accepted

12470 Locke Road, Lockeford 95237 | (209) 269-3701
Enjoy wine and chocolate pairings and case specials. Our on-site full-service restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner on property.

LVVR SPARKLING CELLARS
Full-sized buses / groups of 15+ accepted

12470 Locke Road Ste 700, Lockeford 95237 | (209) 727-6062
Taste traditional method bubbles along with sweet treats.

M2 WINES
No full-sized buses / groups of 15+
2900 E. Peltier Road, Acampo, CA 95220 | (209) 339-1071
Wine and chocolate… Not always the perfect pairing (we all know THAT couple, right?!), but they both make you happy, so let’s explore that relationship together at m2 Wines. Chocolate in sweet and savory forms will be on hand – shots and sliders! And, of course, wine… some even direct from the barrel! Because it’s a celebration of love (cue Cupid!) m2 Wines will have the “Love Wall” up and ready for all your best selfies and #moments @m2 wines in #lodiwinecountry. As a fun Friday night activity, m2 Wines is hosting a tie-dye party for Wine and Chocolate ticket holders, beside the outdoor fireplace, complete with wine, of course! Call the tasting room at 209.339.1071 to reserve your spot at the Friday fireplace tie-dye party.

MACCHIA
Appointment required for full-sized buses / groups of 15+
7099 E. Peltier Road, Acampo 95220 | (209) 333-2600
We hope Macchia is one of your top stops for Wine & Chocolate weekend! We will be showcasing our famous meatballs in our homemade Chocolate Habanero Zin Port-reduction sauce, with plenty of chocolate offerings on hand to satisfy any sweet craving! Listen to an amazing three-part harmony of classic rock by “A.R.G.”, taste some of our newly released 2017 vintages, and commemorate one of your favorite weekends in the photobooth! We hope to see you here!

MCCAY CELLARS
Appointment required for full-sized buses / groups of 15+
100 S. Sacramento St., Lodi 95240 | (209) 368-WINE (9463)
2019 Wine & Chocolate Weekend in our DOWNTOWN TASTING ROOM. Welcome to one of our favorite events of the year. This Wine & Chocolate weekend, McCay Cellars will be offering Great Grandma’s Rocky Road, a recipe that has been passed down for generations. A sneak preview of a New Wine Releases…a wine that ends in “X” can you guess? As always will be featured Barrel Tasting! A tradition for the last few years of “Pull the Cork” …pull the correct cork and win $100 gift certificate to McCay Cellars, other corks pulled win “Buy one Bottle and get a second for a penny”. Everyone wins something! As always, we welcome all!!! Come and enjoy the hospitality of the Palate Room! 

 

 

MCCONNELL ESTATES WINERY
Appointment required for full-sized buses / groups of 15+
10686 W. Stockton Boulevard, Elk Grove 95757 | (916) 685-5368
We hope you will make McConnell Estates one of your stops during Wine & Chocolate weekend! Stop by and taste from our extensive tasting list, peruse our gift shop, and pair a yummy chocolate treat with our dessert-style red – 6 Gen Zin.

METTLER FAMILY VINEYARDS
Full-sized buses / groups of 15+ accepted
7889 E. Harney Lane, Lodi 95240 | (209) 369-3045
Mettler Family Vineyards will be serving our famous “Mole” meatballs! Come and enjoy with some of our award-winning wines! Live music from Noon – 3pm.

MICHAEL DAVID WINERY
(Pouring at CELLARDOOR)
No full-sized buses / groups of 15+
21 N. School Street, Lodi 95240 | (209) 339-4394
With well known wines such as Freakshow, Petite Petit and Earthquake, Michael David has something for every palate. Brothers Michael and David Phillips invite you to our downtown location, Cellar Door for chocolatey delights, live music and a great time!

NOSTRA VITA FAMILY WINERY
Appointment required for full-sized buses / groups of 15+
1150 W. Turner Road, Lodi 95242 | (209) 334-0274
At Nostra Vita Family Winery, we believe that wine is created to be shared and that in that sharing, the wine becomes a memorable experience. Join us for a weekend of sensory delight! Sip ‘n savor a variety of wines from our crisp Chardonnay, fruit forward Cinsault, or bright, earthy Carignane to our lineup of sparkling and desert wines. An on-site food truck will serve up spicy BBQ pork tacos, chicken tacos, savory burrito bowls and the best shrimp fajitas in the county. Then, enjoy our decadent signature brownies topped with our Bacio Dolce dessert wine mixed right into the frosting. There will be a special barrel tasting of our 2017 Old Vine Zinfandel. Relax and enjoy the live music, while you taste, learn and enjoy a beautiful glass of wine!

OAK FARM VINEYARDS
No full-sized buses / groups of 15+
23627 N. DeVries Road, Lodi 95240 | (209) 365-6565
Come taste award winning wines and see why San Joaquin Magazine – The Best of San Joaquin, voted Oak Farm Vineyards as the Best Overall Winery and Wine Tasting Room of the year! Enjoy live music from one of our favorite local bands, Whiskey Kiss. A Moveable Feast food truck will be on-site selling their delicious gourmet sandwiches and fries. We will be celebrating the release of our 2018 Rosѐ! Boxwood Finch, Rustic Crunch caramel corn and Willow Floral Design truck will be here to help you find the perfect gift for your sweetheart. Don’t miss out on all the fun here at Oak Farm Vineyards!

 

 

OAK RIDGE WINERY
Full-sized buses / groups of 15+ accepted
6100 E. Highway 12 (Victor Rd), Lodi | (209) 369-4758
Come join Oak Ridge Winery as we celebrate Wine & Chocolate in style. We will have a variety of fabulous wines to taste that will be paired with some oh so good chocolates. We will also have live music from Mondo and other local artists. All weekend long, food will be available to purchase from Tacos De Nieve. La Loretta’s Floral Truck will be here on Saturday just in case you want to get something special for your Valentine. We will have more in store for your celebration, but you will have to come out and see what other surprises we will have.

PEIRANO ESTATE VINEYARDS
No full-sized buses / groups of 15+
21831 N. Highway 99, Acampo 95220 | (209) 369-9463
It’s time to commit “The Immortal Zin”! Stop by Peirano and try our award-winning Old Vine Zin’s! We will have them paired with an assortment of chocolates from the San Francisco Chocolate Factory. We will also be pouring a wide variety of additional wines to accommodate something for everyone’s palate. Feel free to enjoy the picnic area surrounded by our ancient vines while enjoying our tasty varietals. Case specials will be offered during this time. See you there!

PELTIER WINERY
Full-sized buses / groups of 15+ accepted
22150 N. Kennefick Road, Acampo 95220 | (209) 367-4882
Celebrate amore this Wine & Chocolate Weekend at Peltier Winery! Grab your sweetheart, add a Love Lock to our trellis and throw away the key!  (Padlocks available for purchase or bring your own) Paul’s Rustic Oven Pizza will be firing up fresh pizzas for purchase all weekend in Peltier’s Pizza Piazza!

PONDL WINERY
No full-sized buses / groups of 15+
665 W. Turner Rd., Lodi 95242 | (209) 367-3672
Come taste six different handcrafted Pondl wines accompanied by chicken with chocolate mole sauce and corn tortillas.

PRIE WINERY
No full-sized buses / groups of 15+
15628 N. Alpine Road, Lodi 95240 | (925) 784-0394
Join us at Prie and listen to “She Calls Him Wilson from 1-4pm both Saturday & Sunday. We’ll be tasting our Late Harvest Zin and other great Prie wines. We’ll have chocolate by 3D Candies for you to sample and purchase and Tres Bien Company will have their cheeses to sample. Fun props for selfies at our photo op area will be available.

 

 

RIAZA WINES
No full-sized buses / groups of 15+
2441 Stockton Street #1, Lodi 95240 | (209) 625-1103
Stop by our new digs and help us celebrate Wine & Chocolate. Enjoy music by local artist Clerical Estate (Saturday) & William Sconce (Sunday), take a selfie as you “run” with the bulls of Pamplona, and sample 3 of our kick ass wines! We will also be offering a barrel tasting or two (this is the first time we have been able to do this at Wine & Chocolate!) … And, it wouldn’t be Wine & Chocolate without our world-famous bacon wrapped, dark chocolate & goat cheese stuffed dates.

RIPKEN VINEYARDS & WINERY
No full-sized buses / groups of 15+
2472 W. Sargent Road, Lodi 95242 | (209) 367-9463
Come taste at Ripken Winery where we appeal to adventuresome wine drinkers with mostly non-traditional varieties producing extraordinary flavored wines. Bundle up next to your loved one and roast s’mores by our outdoor fire pit (weather permitting) and enjoy something to eat from Midgley’s Public Truck. Come join the fun at Ripken Winery!

SCOTTO’S WINE & CIDER
Full-sized buses / groups of 15+ accepted
14 S. School Street, Lodi 95240 | (209) 224-8590
Scotto’s Wine & Cider is rolling out the red carpet for our tasting room guests – and we’re introducing our new Chocolate Cuvee wine. Our delicious popcorn bar will be back, along with hot chocolate bar for designated drivers. And, while you’re enjoying our award-winning wines, you can listen to some smooth jazz by local favorite Travis Vega. Join us for a fun filled weekend in downtown Lodi and don’t forget to snap a photo or two in front of our selfie wall. Cheers!

SORELLE WINERY
Appointment required for full-sized buses / groups of 15+
9599 N. State Route 88, Stockton 95212 | (209) 931-4350
It will be so sweet if you can join us. Treat yourself by indulging in our chocolate fountain. Dip, dunk, eat, repeat… Pair with our Italian wines, Barbera, Sangiovese and Primitivo to name a few and sample straight from the barrel. Also, don’t forget our famous wine slushies. Treasure the weekend by taking a picture with your sweetheart.

STAMA WINERY
Full-sized buses / groups of 15+ accepted
17521 North Davis Road, Lodi 95242 | (209) 727-3314
Come visit us at Stama Winery. Decadent chocolate brownies will be served to compliment our red wines. Enjoy case and bottle discounts or buy a bottle of our new release, the 2016 Nymph Cabernet/Merlot blend and have your bottle signed by the owner and winemaker. See you at Stama!

 

 

ST. JORGE WINERY
Full-sized buses / groups of 15+ accepted

22769 N. Bender Road, Acampo 95220 | (209) 365-0202
We will feature Verdelho, Tempranillo and our blend Vino Tinto Belo paired with Topo cheese, homemade sweet bread and pigs in the mud (chocolate dipped Linguica). Linguica sandwiches and Portuguese baked goods will also be for sale.

THE DANCING FOX WINERY & BREWERY
No full-sized buses / groups of 15+

203 S. School Street, Lodi 95240 | (209) 366-2634
Please come and visit our beautiful historic downtown Lodi location and taste our award-winning wines. Enjoy our house made chocolate Port ice cream, Focaccia bread and many other special treats. Be sure to try the Cherry Ports as well as our amazing Zinfandel Port raised in Bourbon barrels called “Spirit of Zin”. While you are here enjoy great food at our restaurant.

THOMAS ALLEN VINEYARD & WINERY
Full-sized buses / groups of 15+ accepted
5573 West Woodbridge Road, Lodi 95242 | (209) 810-0058
Visit Thomas Allen Winery right off Highway 5 in Lodi, CA. We will have barrel tasting. Bring your friends or sweetheart and meet the winemaker, taste our amazing wines, chocolate, food and listen to music.

TOASTED TOAD CELLARS
No full-sized buses / groups of 15+

21 E. Elm Street, Lodi 95240 | (209) 400-4040
Toasted Toad Cellars hopes you will hop on in to try some fabulous wine and food pairings. Enjoy an exciting sampling from our numerous wines including white, rosѐ, reds and a Port style dessert wine. Each will be individually paired with a different scrumptious nibble. For the finale, we will have something chocolate paired with the dessert wine. Take advantage of a variety of sale specials to tempt you and your sweetheart only offered during the Wine & Chocolate weekend.

VAN RUITEN FAMILY WINERY
Full-sized buses / groups of 15+ accepted

340 W. Highway 12, Lodi 95242 | (209) 334-5722
Winestock 2019! Attention all long haired lovin’ hippies: Cruise over to Van Ruiten Winery for some groovy good times. This year, it’s all about love, peace and great wine. So, dig up your bell bottoms, tie-dye, bandanas and love beads and groove to the psychedelic vibes of Crosstown 5. Far out food trucks will be onsite and fresh flowers for sale to spread the “flower power”.

 

 

VIAGGIO ESTATE & WINERY
Full-sized buses / groups of 15+ accepted
100 E. Taddei Road, Acampo 95220 | (209) 333-0431
Enjoy music and wine paired with chocolate candy and brownies. Pizzas available for purchase.

WEIBEL FAMILY VINEYARDS & WINERY
Full-sized buses / groups of 15+ accepted
1 Winemaster Way (enter at Dock 21 on N. side of building), Lodi 95240 | (209) 365-9463
Is there anything more romantic than a glass of bubbly and a fountain of chocolate? We don’t think so! Join Weibel Family Winery all weekend long to sip on delicious uniquely flavored sparkling wine, eat scrumptious sweets, dance to a live band, snap some cute photos and do a little bit of Valentine Day shopping with several awesome vendors. To really spread the love, we’ll be offering 15% off bottle purchases and 20% off case purchases. So grab your man squeeze and stop on by!

WINE SOCIAL
Appointment required for full-sized buses / groups of 15+
7 N. School Street, Lodi 95240 | (209) 224-5740
Sip, eat. and relax in our wine tasting lounge.  Enjoy wines from both Italy and France in one spot with Sorelle’s Italian varietals and Six Hands French varietals.  All paired with decadent wine infused brownies.  Drink and wine specials all weekend.

WOODBRIDGE UNCORKED
Full-sized buses / groups of 15+ accepted

18911 N. Lower Sacramento Road, Woodbridge 95258 | (209) 333-8463
Come join us at Woodbridge Uncorked as we celebrate Wine & Chocolate! We will be featuring tastings of Lodi’s best local wines, sweet treats provided from local vendors, our famous charcuterie boards and live entertainment for all to enjoy. We look forward to celebrating with you!

WOODBRIDGE WINERY by Robert Mondavi
Full-sized buses / groups of 15+ accepted
5950 E. Woodbridge Road, Acampo 95220 | (209) 365-8139
There’s a reason everyone includes Woodbridge Winery on their Wine & Chocolate agenda… we have the most extensive “small lot” program of exclusive wines in Lodi, we have the largest selection of sweet wines in Lodi, and we’re the most fun-loving group of folks you’ll run across. We’ll have live entertainment by Blues musician Kyle Rowland from Sacramento, great food selections, and two different Port wines that pair PERFECTLY with chocolate… There will be a lot going on for Wine & Chocolate Weekend, but don’t miss a stop at Woodbridge…you just may decide to hang out with us!