The past ten days or so, I have been out in Napa and Sonoma catching up with some old friends and tasting some fabulous (and a few less-than-fabulous) wines. I am headed back to Houston this afternoon, but before I head south to SFO, I thought I would share a few more photos from my trip.
I dropped off my buddy Christophe in San Francisco after having spent the weekend with him, tasting some fantastic wines.
I then headed across the Bay Bridge to Berkeley, where I met up with Jeff Morgan of Covenant Wines…
…where we tasted through several of his fantastic wines which also happen to be kosher.
I then rushed over to the North Berkeley BART station to pick up my wife and son. We spent the better part of the week together, including a memorable hike through the Armstrong Redwoods.
Even though the number of wineries that I visited slowed down considerably with my wife and son in tow, we still managed to find
some wine to drink.
We stayed at an Air B&B for a couple of days, which, surprisingly, did not have a corkscrew. So I got a little creative.
We did manage a few winery stops, including Pedroncelli, with good friends Ed and Julie St. John
I snuck away one morning to Quivira, though, for a wonderful tasting…
…highlighted by a couple of Zinfandels…
…and a Tesla charging station.
We hit a few of the areas restaurants and sampled some of the local wines. Nalle has always been a favorite.
I did manage o convince my wife (but not Sebastian) to join me for a tasting at Pellegrini…
…where we tasted from a few tanks with winemaker Charlie Fauroat…
…and admired some of the oldest Pinot Noir vines I have ever seen.
I then drove my family back down to SFO on Saturday, making a stop or two along the way.
Then it was back up to Petaluma for the wedding celebration…
…of Remi and JJ…
…where a ton of wine was consumed.
That’s all for now, but more detail of my trip will follow soon!
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About the drunken cyclist
I have been an occasional cycling tour guide in Europe for the past 20 years, visiting most of the wine regions of France. Through this "job" I developed a love for wine and the stories that often accompany the pulling of a cork. I live in Houston with my lovely wife and two wonderful sons.
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