Saying goodbye to Sarasota and to our newly built / renovated cottage was huge! The process was daunting having just unpacked our belongings and filled the wine room less than 8 months ago.
Aside from the normal packing…….It was necessary to sell off a major amount of the wine inventory, pack and ship some ahead, and arrange for a small amount to travel with us. A big help with the process was arranging to have a wine storage facility, All Ways Cool in Santa Rosa to store and accept our deliveries.
Our friends were so gracious to entertain us before we departed. We had a truly amazing time sharing special bottles together.
The time also presented an excuse to finally try some of those wines that had been laid down for years. Sadly, some were down just a tad too long, others were great!
I wish I had remembered to snap photos of all of them! I’m definitely missing some incredible wines, especially sparkling ones!
Thank you to all for the wonderful send off!
And…… thanks so much over the final days for the food delivery, the care packages, help distributing our goods to charities and for packing our car safely! Nothing moved or rattled!
Looking forward to your visiting us in California!
On the road………