A Few More Photos From California

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!


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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