Two. Nine. Thirty-six. Two days. Nine wineries. Thirty-six cyclists. Simply put, the stats of one amazing weekend. Notice, however, there was not a count of the number of wines tasted
because well, that might exceed the number of cyclist and that would be
As I sit here savoring the last few drops of the Seghesio 2013 Home Ranch Zinfandel, I can’t help but reflect on how well orchestrated the weekend was. Katy and Cliff from Hella Wine & Mo’, frequent the Napa Valley much more often that Rob and I do since the Livermore wineries are in our backyard. Therefore, Katy used her extensive knowledge, along with Google Maps, to plan out the most successful route and dazzle me. And when I say she used Google Maps, it was more than just plotting from one location to the next. It was scrolling along looking for the little wine icon for hidden winery gems along our route.
Katy found an adorable studio apartment for us to rent for the weekend in Guerneville, just up the road from Korbel. It was an easy find, right off the main road and our apartment, like the other nine, had a full kitchen and bath that was perfect for Katy and I since we were try to save a few bucks by eating in each night. (More to spend on wine –priorities!) Marz and his adorable dog, that I of course cuddled with and tried to smuggle into my car, Bruno were so pleasant with every interaction. We definitely recommend staying at the Russian River Studios.
I can’t wait to tell you about the nine wineries we visited. Stay tuned for future articles!
|Photos by juniper spring photography at juniperspringphotography.com|
I also want future brides to take note as this was Katy’s
“thank you” to me for being her Maid of
Honor. Be sure to visit Hella Wine & Mo’ for Katy’s perspective of our weekend!
p.s. Check out what happened when we took over Lodi!
About the Author: Sarah's philosophy is that every occasion; a wedding, job promotion, Friday night after a tough week or even sitting at a Pai Gow table in Las Vegas should be celebrated with a glass of bubbly in hand. Her reviews will be casual, just like her. Descriptions will be basic and typically consist of a great place to drink said wine.
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