We started the day off relaxing at our house in Glen Ellen, California (near Sonoma). We had a late breakfast at the Fig and then our driver for the day picked us up. Safety first. :)
First we headed to Gloria Ferrer vineyard. The best part of Gloria Ferrer: their bread and butter is sparkling wine. POP!!!I love bubbly and I thought theirs was especially delish.
The Va de Vi was my favorite. Also memorable: Blanc de Noirs and Blanc de Blancs. Their vineyard was by far the most impressive. It reminded me of the fields and fields of grapes we saw in Temecula Valley eons ago. I could take in this view ALL day.
Next we headed to Gun Bun (or Gundlach Bundschu). It might have been all that bubbly, but their wines were very very very yummy.
I tried one of their preselected flights and it did not disappoint. My favorite here was Vintage Reserve (but it was really tough to choose).
I could have spent ALL afternoon on their patio --- look at the view of the lake + vineyards. It was just stunning. We headed for a quick bite to eat and then landed at Hawk's tasting room.
Apparently a lot of vineyards did not have on-site tasting rooms but set up shop in more populated areas like Sonoma Square. It was a fun way to taste different wines from all over Northern Cali.
We had four other friends from Clemson that just so happened to be in Sonoma --- what fun!?!
Those four and our hosts happened to be members at Sebastiani so we met up there to finish our cellar hopping.
Later that night we dined at The Girl and The Fig. It could not have been a more fun day and night: the weather was perfect, the company was superb, and we could not have had more fun. Xoxo-BLC