Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Wine Tasting Adventure


Early Saturday morning a group of friends and neighbors got together for our Great Wine Tasting Adventure.  We had planned to visit six wineries and had both lunch and dinner reservations.  We piled into a neighbor's motor home for a short two hour drive to the first winery, Tobin James Cellars.  The tasting room has a western flair and club members are known as the James Gang!

With a glow we traveled to Chumeia Vineyards where the Winemaker, Les Nesbitt, told us about the winery and his award wining wines.  Check out the many recipes featuring good food and wine on their website.

 Next on the list was Sculpterra.  I was intrigued by the sculpture garden that surrounds their elegant tasting room.


Lunch was next.  We had reservations at Cass Winery where we had an outstanding gourmet lunch in their Library Room.


Robert Hall Winery was our next stop.  My favorite wines are from Robert Hall.  Their Sauvignon Blanc is my very favorite.  We talked with Robert Hall and learned that he went into the wine business after his second retirement!  We had a great tour of the caverns.  Sadly, I had left my camera  in the motor home!

Our last winery was Wild Horse Vineyards.  I spent my time looking at cookbooks and yes, I couldn't resist purchasing just one.  Our last stop was dinner at McPhee's Grill in Templeton.  A delicious meal and time to head for home...


It was a long day and gee, with the time change, we got to add one more hour to the day!  I used mine for sleeping!

It is time for Outdoor Wednesday hosted by Susan at A Southern Daydreamer.

11 comments:

  1. What an absolutely fabulous way to enjoy the day with friends. Love it.

    Cheers.
    Velva

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  2. What a fun sounding day! Love seeing those grapes on the vine. I am afraid in an RV with all that wine I would be sleeping!

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  3. Oh how cool is that! What an awesome, fun day.
    Jeanni

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  4. What a great place to spend the day!

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  5. Awesome adventure! Those grapes are gorgeous!

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  6. The grapes hanging from the vines is just beautiful. When I was learning to drive years ago in California, we would stop out in the country and snag a cluster of wine grapes. Oh were they ever good. What a nice adventure!

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  7. It looks like a wonderful place to visit.
    Joyce M

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  8. Great pics and it sounds like a really fun (and filling) day:@)

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  9. I would have loved this trip. Good wine, good food, good friends. Perfect.

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  10. sounds like a perfect day - so fun to share it through your lovely post :)
    Mary x

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