Wednesday, August 14, 2013

17 Bottle Day

Another beautiful day in the Sonoma County Wine Country. The day starts in the high 50s and climbs to about 90 degrees, to make for a perfect day. We started things out with a hike on a nature trail here at the park, then took off for the Dry Creek Wine Trail. Our first stop was Fritz Winery that was up on a hill with a pretty view. Their wines were pretty good and purchased a bottle for our collection.

This sure has been a great time of year to visit this area with all the vineyards at their peak. The abundance of grapes on the vines is amazing. It just gets you in the mood to drink wine.
We moved on to Sbragia Family Vineyards where there was another great view from the top of the hill.  This also produced another purchased bottle of wine for our collection.
Then we stopped at the Ferrari-Carano Winery because the grounds were suppose to be spectacular, which they were. But Jim found some wine that really hit the mark, so ended up with walking out with 6 bottles.
Here is a view as you are walking up to the winery.
 A view out from the top.
There was also a separate gardens area with this little waterfall and pond. The whole place was immaculately landscaped and just beautiful
We visited several wineries along the Dry Creek Road and W Dry Creek Road, purchasing some wines along the way. Not every winery we tasted at had wines to our liking.
 Here is the official greeter at the Wilson Winery.
Jim anxious to get inside the Dry Creek Vineyard for a tasting. They had some nice wines and came out with a couple.
By the end of the day, we had purchased a total of 17 bottles of wine. And we still have another day to hit the wine trails.

At the end of the hot and dusty trail we enjoyed an evening around the camp fire.

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