My wife, Lori, and I used to go on wine tasting trips up north to wine country all the time before our daughter was born. We had our favorite wineries and were seen as "regulars".
We miss doing that. Granted, Stacey (our daughter) is older now, so we could probably go again soon. There was this one wine tasting trip when she was, gosh, 26 & I was 36; it was right before we got married. We were up in Sonoma and we were tasting wines at WALT Winery and we got a little too tipsy off of our samples.
We got a bit too loud and then we started to make out. This was clearly not appropriate behavior, which we both acknowledge. We were just completely caught up in the moment's joy and we were so in love. They kindly asked us to leave and not come back. We never went to that one again! Which is a shame.
There are still plenty of places to visit and explore up there, so it's okay. I bet we could go back now, because it's been quite some time and we've obviously aged!
I'm going to surprise Lori with a trip for our anniversary coming up. We'll have Stacey stay with her grandparents.
Wine from WALT wines.
Russian River Vineyards.
Jordan Vineyard Winery.
Scribe Winery in Sonoma.
Iron Horse Ranch & Winery.
What a perfect view.
Hamel Family Winery is so pretty!
“... we got a little too tipsy off of our samples.”
Well, I visited about once or twice a year, but my grandparents had a small, private winery in Napa Valley. I loved growing up and visiting it. They ended up selling it when my father didn't want to take over. Does anyone else have fond memories of growing up around wine making?