Sunday, November 20, 2016

Seven hours in Sonoma


Better late than never for this one....

Sonoma was a must-see when we visited California in August. Only a half an hour away from Napa Valley, it was a perfect little sojourn for the day-- though we could have probably spent quite a few days there with over 400 wineries to visit! So quaint and quiet but so full of character.

First up, we headed to the town square where we wandered around for a bit, admired the local architecture and then had some breakfast at a little cafe.



I didn't have all this for breakfast. The urge was strong but we resisted.



Next up, the Benziger winery. This was one of my very favourite places in my entire trip. Such beautiful grounds and family run wineries. They run their farms using biodynamic, organic processes  and their white wines were crisp, clean and  exactly to my liking! We did a walking tour of their processes, wandered around the vineyards and did some tastings. It was there that I discovered my new friend, port. 


 
The flowers, the fruit, the vineyards-- SO pretty!! We ended up buying three bottles of wine here.

Buena Vista, the oldest commercial winery in California, was the next stop. This one is a national Californian landmark and was another picturesque site. 

Can you tell how seriously we were taking ourselves?
 



Last up after a quick diner lunch, Gundlach Bundchu, another family run winery with its sixth generation of owners. This one was different with the walking trails, eclectic murals, views of the water and beautiful rustic look.



Funky artwork, no?


And finally we hightailed in out of there for a meal at Ad Hoc back in Yountville, Napa. A four course, family style menu that changes daily with wine pairings for each course. Their tomato gazpacho, salmon, cheese and pots de creme are the stuff foodie dreams are made of. Such a memorable dining experience.



 Such a wonderful day!!
You can read about our experience in Napa here.

Happy Monday, loves!

7 comments:

  1. This makes me miss warm weather. It looks so beautiful, rustic and fun. Plus that dress of yours is so stinking cute! Totally better late than never!

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  2. You are definitely making me want to take a trip to Sonoma! All of that food looks so amazing and I LOVE your dress! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. We did a similar amount of time there and it wasn't enough for sure - can't wait to g back and looks like you guys had a great time too! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. Gorgeous pictures! We're hoping to hit up wine country in the coming months, so I need to add Sonoma to my list as well as Napa! And loving your blue dress - so pretty <3
    Green Fashionista

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  5. I adore Sonoma but yet to visit any of these wineries. Did you make reservations for each place? That's one thing we didn't think to do and got turned away from even walking around the property. Adorable out for your wine country adventures.

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  6. looks like you had a wonderful time..
    adorable dress

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  7. Mam...this dress!! So precious on you!

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