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Vintners aren’t the only ones collecting awards

Wine & Roses ‘an exquisite oasis,’ Kharma Stockton’s best-kept secret

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Vintners aren’t the only ones collecting awards

Wine & Roses in Lodi offers Jacuzzi, pool and a botanical garden as part of the getaway day spa experience.

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POSTED February 28, 2014 6:42 p.m.

LODI ­— One of the best spa getaways in the 209 just might be in Lodi.

Smack dab in the middle of the Zinfandel Capital of the World is Wine & Roses.

Located at 2505 W. Turner Rd., this place is also home to the Lodi Wine & Visitors Center. Where else can one sample a few of the over 70 wines from the region, get wine-tasting information, or stop by the hotel, restaurant and day spa?

The award-winning spa offers services and packages for women, men and couples.

“I got the best massage ever,” said Annie Calavan of Valley Springs. “The spa is absolutely beautiful.

“It’s like an exquisite oasis – you can hang there for hours and just relax.”

At the same time, her daughter enjoyed a facial.

It was 30 years ago that Wine & Roses started out as a 10-room bed and breakfast. In 1999, current owners Russ and Kathryn Munson along with a host of community leaders and investors embarked on a journey with the Lodi Wine Commissions.

From that came 79 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites along this seven-acre estate of flowering trees, flowers and herb gardens. Amenities included the botanical gardens, a fitness center, Jacuzzi and pool.

u How to get there: From Highway 99 (north), turn right on to West Turner Road in Lodi, continue westbound and go five miles towards Lower Sacramento Road.

uInformation: Website: www.winerose.com. Phone:  209.334.6988

Kharma Spa
& Boutique

Located along Stockton’s historic Miracle Mile, at 2009 Pacific Ave., Kharma is a “best kept secret.”

The full-service day spa features serene beauty, ambiance and a calming atmosphere. This is a place where folks can drop in and relax, rejuvenate and recharge.

The technicians are licensed and certified professionals, thus, providing high standards in the area of care service.

Folks not only raved about the atmosphere but friendly workers and good prices.

“I took my mom here for Mother’s Day and we got massages, manicures and pedicures,” said Yelper Marissa R. “Everyone that works there is super nice and do as much as they can to give you the best experience possible.”

The Kharma goal is to “pamper you so if, for any reason, your treatment does not live up to expectations please let one of our staff know so we can improve your experience.”

u How to get there: From Highway 99 (north), take the Highway 4 (Stockton) cross-town freeway. Exit El Dorado Street and go north to Harding Way (west), turn left on to North Pacific Avenue, and then continue traveling along the Miracle Mile for a few blocks.

 Services: Body care, hand/foot, hydrafacial, skin care, tanning, and boutique.

Hours of operation: Tuesdays through Fridays (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.), and Saturday (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

 Information: Website: www.kharmaspa.com. Phone: 209.469.2009.

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