Two favorite wineries…..

UPDATE – February 2019  – From Unti Vineyards Winter Release Party Date: Sat, Feb 9, 2019 Time 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Venue: At the winery: 4202 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448 Phone: (707) 433-5590 Email: info@untivineyards.com There is no charge and no RSVP required. Having the opportunity to taste their new releases is most definitely an event to make!  See you there,  Debbe … Continue reading Two favorite wineries…..

Making a better day………..

This morning our day was clouded by bad news.   Sooo…. we set out to pick up some wine and everything just got better. We headed to Carlisle Winery to pick up their current releases. Winemaker, Jay Maddox (right) and Paul Wendy were pouring some terrific wines and Franchettis’ was serving wood fired pizzas to compliment the wine.  It was truly a simple and relaxed event. … Continue reading Making a better day………..

Sonoma Underground……..

This past weekend we attended the first ever “Sonoma Underground” event held at Longboard Winery in downtown Healdsburg.  Elizabeth Schneider and Laura Perret Fontana created Underground to” help family-owned, unique producers thrive.” The event showcased 15 small, independent wineries. Owners, winemakers and their families were there to pour.   Some of the standouts as determined by our group of seven were…. Nalle’s  2015 Hopkin’s Ranch … Continue reading Sonoma Underground……..

Events in the Wine Country……..

We’re on our way to Truett-Hurst’s New Release Party. There is an endless schedule of wine events this time of year.  Picking and choosing is tough! Truett-Hurst is in the Dry Creek Valley and has a great property along the creek for picnics and gatherings. This release party featured Got Ball’s meatball sliders and some amazing chocolate brownies! The brownie was the perfect accompaniment to a … Continue reading Events in the Wine Country……..

Westward Ho!

The next adventure in our lives begins…….. Knowing our latest renovation project is in the hands of great owners……… We’re off on a 3,000+ mile cross country trip with a destination of Healdsburg, California. We packed in the dog and the wine and headed out. In the Panhandle of Florida – This is pretty darn amazing!  It goes on and on! The Old Spanish Trail in … Continue reading Westward Ho!

Visiting the relatives………

  We were headed to a wedding in Orangeburg, SC and a side trip to Charleston.  On our way we veered over to Brunswick Georgia and St. Simons Island to visit our newly discovered relatives.  They’re a quiet bunch for sure – and old! – going back five generations! We found a terrific lunch place in Brunswick serving the best fried green tomato sandwich I’d … Continue reading Visiting the relatives………

Returning to the Anderson Valley……..

  The weather is not perfect in January for exploring the Anderson Valley..  Could be nice. Could be rainy.  Could be snowing.   We got the rain and a hit of snow this visit however, in any weather, this valley is gorgeous. We drove from the Sierra Foothills to the Anderson Valley.  There is a route between the two around Clear Lake.  We opted for the quicker … Continue reading Returning to the Anderson Valley……..