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Thursday, August 27, 2009

(Part 2) A Winery...

California Wine Country.... Beautiful... I have to admit, I didn't do a very good job taking photos of the wine tasting experience... so you'll just have to trust me... it was wonderful!

California Wine Country... made me think of Italy... Acres and acres of grape vineyards, as far as the eye could see... the closer we got... the more beautiful...somebody had an artistic vision of the grape vine... First stop... Concannon Vineyard... in Livermore, California (thanks Natalie!)..! and winery... where Paul greeted us, and shared stories of the California Wine Country and it's history... and his knowledge of California wines...
for the $5 tasting fee... you get to keep your glass...
and we bought a bottle of Chardonnay...
then after finding that many of the wineries are only open on weekends... and we were there on Monday... we drove until we found Crooked Vine Winery... home of Stoney Ridge wine...
where Jeanne said we could take a picture of her behind... so I did... and while I didn't take many photos at Crooked Vine... we ended up buying so much wine, we had to have Jeanne ship it to us... via FedEx... a nice little service that we found all the California Wineries offer... the wine closet has been freshly stocked... thanks California!

The beautiful California Wine Country... I think I'll go back one day...

but today, I'm glad to be back in French Lique...

11 comments:

Simply Heather said...

Oooooooh!! Hey Dixie, I love your new header :)

Barbara said...

Dixie, I know how beautiful it is and yes once you go, you want to return. We tried to go this fall, but our time shares were all full, so next fall I will book early.

Glad you had a great time and home safe.

Purple hugs,
Barbara

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Dixie what a great pictorial, I love touring wineries, funny I'm not that crazy about the wines only like the very very sweet wines, but I still collect the glasses. Go figure.
Thanks for taking us with you.
Molly

Carol............. said...

I love to travel through that part of California...and stopping by to taste of wine! LOL

You took some great pictures.

Dawn said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to California. Hope those were good thoughts you were having! How far south did you make it? I could swear I kept hearing a car drive by playing the Yellow Rose of Texas real loud but I'd run out and no one was there!

So you had a great time at the wedding, sipped and shipped the wine....what about the JUNK! Please tell me there's a post coming on CA junk!
Dawn

Holly said...

I visited Sonoma last spring and it was beautiful. We ate at the General's Daughter and it had to be one of the best meals I ever had.

mbkatc230 said...

What a beautiful place for a vacation. It looks like the weather was divine, and the scenery is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing these. Kathy

Natalie said...

Glad to hear you had a fun time in Livermore Valley Wine Country! Come back soon to visit us! www.visittrivalleyca.com.

Dixie said...

Natalie.. I have to admit... we went to Livermore to find the windmill turbines and lucked upon the wineries! We do hope to return someday soon, when we have more time to experience the wine country of California!

SmilingSally said...

They let you keep the glass because they want you to refill it!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Dixie, you could have told me that those pictures were your trip to Italy, and I would have believed you. What lovely scenery. laurie