Tuesday, October 1

California Coasting :: Day 2 - Sonoma

Gloria Ferrer Winery | Angelo's Wine Country Deli | Larson Family Winery | Gundlach Bundschu Wine
Gundlach Bundschu & friends | barrels at Scribe Winery | splash of white | view from Scribe's dilapidated haciendaquick snap before leaving
the dog we will one day steal | treats at 
Scribe | inside the hacienda | drive back into the city
We spent our second day wine tasting in Sonoma. To say I was charmed by the Sonoma would be putting it lightly - oh so very lightly. We had our very own personal tour guides - a wine director and a wine enthusiast - so we were in good hands. We began at Gloria Ferrer with a flight of sparklings - Blanc de Blancs, Brut Rosé, Anniversary Cuvée and my favourite, Carneros Cuvée. We continued to Larson Family Winery and then Gundlach Bundschu with a quick stop at Angelo's Deli for much needed sandwiches and the best jerky around. If you find yourself in Sonoma do yourself a favour and stop in - you won't regret it.

We finished our day trip at Scribe Winery, an artisanal winery that arms guests with cozy blankets, samplings, prime picnic-ing real estate, veggies to take home and the, clear,  undisputed the group favourite. The staff was friendly and inviting, the wine delicious and the dogs adorable. Seriously. His name was Huxley and I invited him to live with us. Unfortunately, he prefers a temperate climate and told us to give him a shout if we ever moved to the area. 

We finished the day by touring the old hacienda. It was easy to imagine all the outrageous Great Gatsby-esq parties that could have occurred back before prohibition, with the long, palm-lined drive-way, the many corners and the lovely patios. It was also easy to imagine it as haunted and after an attic scare we high-tailed it out of there. 

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