Amy and I arrived in San Francisco last Wednesday where we met up with some fellow wino bloggers. It has been a whirlwind tour of some of the best of California’s wine country ever since. Things are about to get even more crazy as today we meet up with even more winos/bloggers for the a spate of barrel tastings in Sonoma. So please bear with us as our posts are a little sporadic, we are gathering a lot of material for weeks of future posts. Here is a quick recap so far, we will fill in the details in the days to come.
In San Francisco, we stayed just outside the gate to Chinatown at the Triton Hotel. It is a delightfully funky old hotel, which is what we always try and find when we travel. The night we got into town Lisa aka WineDiverGirl from California Life: Better Than Happy Hour, Thea of Lucious Lushes fame, Liza from Brix Chicks, and Robbin from Vineyard Adventures met us with armloads of wine and took us to a great joint for dinner. The trip was off to a great start.
The next day we got moving, rented a car, had breakfast at noon and headed to Murphys to meet El Jefe (Jeff Stai) at Twisted Oak Winery for an amazing tour and barrel tasting. Murphys and Twisted Oak alone could provide us with weeks of posts.
Last night we had a very long, scenic, and exhausting drive from Murphys to the Inn at Occidental where we are staying for the remainder of our stay. It is a very lovely and interesting place. Look for lots of photos to come later. We will be barrel tasting in Sonoma for the next two days at as many wineries as we can physically handle.