Once that crazy run was over, there was wine to be tasted and vineyards to be seen.
First stop was Mason Cellars (post here), second~ Opus One .
This was the perfect wine and setting to toast to finishing the race, and to the good friend and wonderful husband who made the long journey there with me.
We ended the first day at Paraduxx winery, sitting outside under this big tree and tasting their yummy wines. I will never forget the setting here and the smell in the air. It was pure heaven to me and the best way to end the day.
It's not often you'll see me looking so relaxed. The next day we ventured up to Healdsburg to visit Silver Oak and my all time favorite, Dutcher Crossing: In the photo of Dutcher Crossing above, the vine covered hill in the distance is Bella.
A trip out to Bella winery and caves is a must, although their wine isn't my favorite. The tasting room is inside this cave:
Once inside the cave:
We mixed our own blends of red wine straight out of the barrel at Ahnfeldt:
Thanks for coming along with me...I couldn't enjoy a wine tour without all of my fabulous wine loving cyber friends!