Thursday, January 20, 2011

we're back

from the Winter Wine Road. Oh my gosh we had such a great time. The weather couldn't have been any better. It was sunny and in the 60's, I know awesome right! We spent three days living the "luxurious" life.
Visiting the Sonoma Wine Road
This girl could easily get used to living up north, thats for sure. Sonoma county and the valleys we visited were so beautiful. The wines were amazing and the people were so friendly. I suppose if you lived in an atmosphere where your daily view was watching grape vines grow, sampling wine often and grabbing fresh laid eggs you couldn't be anything but.
Mozzocco Winery
Mozzocco winery ~ yum they had some of the best red zin's we tasted.
This is at Bella Winery. We are standing inside the earth in a cave where the barrels are kept. The Maple Zin was amazing. The Maple is a grape produced and released to only a few wineries in the region.

One thing i noticed almost everywhere we went was that most wineries had a greenhouse and grew there own food, used solar energy and several even had chickens running around. I was in love, no doubt. I hope to one day soon be able to live in a place where i can expand my garden to grow grapes and keep chickens, sigh...

The ride was a long one but the music man drove so i was able to get a lot of knitting time, and you know i love that. We stopped a few times so i could get out and stretch since bad backs and long car rides don't mix so well.
taking a break too
One of the places we got out of the truck was in the central part of our state where it is all about agriculture 24/7. The air is thick, heavy and has a brownish tint with the low laying fog. This particular stop was next to a pasture where I saw this awesome fence. I love how the birds seem to be taking a break from their travels too.
Knitting was done during travel days because as you know a little wine and knitting is a fun combo but a lot of wine and knitting well, not so much especially when you have to keep count. So not much to report on the slouchy front but I did crank out dish cloths, no counting. haha

Now it's back to work and back to reality and nothing says it more clear than a 12 hour work day and an awaiting vacuum, laundry and dirty dishes. Yep, just living the dream here.



  1. Sounds like you have a wonderful time....until you have a little "sonoma" of your own it's nice to just have to jump in the car for a scenic drive and you're there!!
    You're living the dream when you go away and come home and - there's no vacuum waiting!
    So far, I don't know anyone living that dream.

  2. i could so easily live in the wine country. i feel like i'm driving through france every time we go through on our way up north. i always put down my knitting so i can just stare out the window :)