ALL SEASONS – SIGHTSEEING VINEYARDS

Overflowing with (symbolic) wine, represents of what today is called
(this very Sunday) the feast of Pentecost. People were so overwhelmed with the joy of God’s presence, that onlookers
thought,”they had a little too much wine!” Since where I
live has many vineyards, I thought this would be fitting.

Your posts were so beautiful, cheerful, and fun to read
and look at your photos
– it was really a treat. Many many thanks to my blog friends!

 

This week the link is open from Sunday May 31 – Wednesday June 3. midnight, California time.

Vineyards are on hills, at least here.
In a 1 1/2 hrs. drive I counted at least 10 vineyards.
They are not all large.

 

 

This may be the biggest one on our way to Sacramento.

 

 

On this hilly road are at least 4 vineyards and a couple of orchards

 

 

In the Santa Barbara area

 

Most vineyards around here try to have the wine tasting
on the property of the vineyard itself. This is an exception,
having their tasting room in Sutter Creek .

 

 

This was a big building, country art-sy decorated.

 

The delicious end result

 

Do you have a favorite wine? Mine is at the moment Menage a Trois, a red California wine based on varieties – Zinfandel, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Can’t believe the affordable prices on this side of the pond for wine.

 

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45 thoughts on “ALL SEASONS – SIGHTSEEING VINEYARDS

  1. we have lots of vineyards around our area too. Our Government is starting to ease restrictions so we can get out and travel again. Slowly slowly though…. Have a great week, and take care.

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    1. So happy to hear that for you. Although I have to say, that of all the bloggers I know you did very well in coping in daily life! A top grade for that – great job, Jill!

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  2. Lovely vineyards, Jesh. I enjoy a glass of wine with meals and my favourite as Winter kicks in is a full-bodied, mellow and smooth Australian cabernet sauvignon.

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  3. We used to drink Manischewitz Jewish Kosher Wine, but haven’t had any in a few years now. I think a winery would be a very interesting place to tour!
    Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Glad you are bringing that up, Lea! Have no idea how a kosher wine tastes like! When I come across one (and who knows Trader Joe has it) I’ll try it out!

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  4. My husband and I visited many wineries in Napa Sonoma and other areas of California over the years. We were surprised how many wineries are in Colorado–my post today is about one in Denver!

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    1. Since we have them all around us, haven’t explored Napa, which is still about 3 hours away. Also, I’m almost certain they price their wine higher:) Loved your post with the black-blue grapes!

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  5. I liked Zeller Schwarze Katz a lot when I was younger, but moved on to richer, drier wines. Wine has too much sugar in it for me to drink now. I remember enjoying vineyards in Oregon and thought their wine was surprisingly tasty.

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    1. Jeanna – had never hear of the Zellar Schwarze Katze wine (it must be German!) Sorry, your health does not allow the sugar:( Maybe you need to do some research. Nowadays there is a substitute for anything, I’ve found out now Hubby needs a dairy-free, and meat free diet.

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  6. It’s such a pretty area. Wayne and I enjoyed our November trip through California, exploring many of the places I remember from my childhood. Grandma and Grandpa lived near Modesto and I spent many summers there, even in my high school years with my Mustang car to go cruising on 10th Street just like in American Graffiti, my all time favourite movie. – Margy

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  7. What a wonderful post! You remind me of our holidays in France.
    We liked to visit at least one or two small vineyards and take some wine home. Most of the time the wine tasted better in France than at home. The landscape, the relaxed atmosphere, the weather, it will all play a role, I think. During winter I prefer red wine, mostlty Merlot. At warm summer nights I specially like a not too dry white wine.
    Wishing you a wonderful week.

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    1. Hi Jan, so true. in the areas where the vineyards are, the wine tastes better. And you are talking about wine country number one – France! Happy you had that experience!

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  8. You bring back memories of our drive up the coast, oh so many years ago. I too like the California red blends but my palate is not sophisticated enough to capture and describe all the subtleties of a wine. Our “house wine” is presently Apothic Red.

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  9. I prefer sauvignon blanc, but am not locked into only drinking it. I’d like to tour some vineyards, go to a wine tasting. Maybe once we can safely travel again, I’ll do just that.

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    1. Ally, when my link is open, it takes me a while to get to all the comments. I like Sauvignon blanc too! Glad I have given you the idea for a wine tasting tour:) go for it!

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  10. I’ve said it before, but California is one of my favourite places for a driving trip.
    Wine? Any kind is a favourite!

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    1. Jackie – great you love wine so much – as long as you leave some in the bottle for me:) If you ever grow tired of Toronto (fat chance!) there’s always a place in California. It’s getting expensive to live here though.

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    1. Thank you Debbie! It took me a long while to realize that California has several corners where they have vineyards.Maybe because that is not where California is known for.

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  11. What a nice view those tidy green vineyards!
    (As you know, they are a common sight in Italy too).
    I have tasted Californian wines many times and appreciated them.
    Enjoy your lovely hills and have a happy Sunday!

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  12. Those vineyards remind me of our part of the rhine valley here in the south of Germany. Gentle hills where wine is grown (actually since the ancient Romans lived here about 2000 years ago!)
    Happy Pentacost! Stay healthy!

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    1. Thank you for your Pentecost wish. When we lived in Germany it was on the North East side, so opposite of the Rhine valley. So that’s why being around vineyards is a new er thing for me – I love it!.

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  13. Love Love Love Jesh! I remember our drive from the Golden Gate to Napa, I’ve seen a lot of vineyards and they were all so beautiful! These brought me a lot of memories during that drive!

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    1. Thank you Steve. the vineyards is not where California is known for, but for the ones who actually live here, it is! You went by the ritzy vineyards, haha. Around here they are not as big, and less pricey.:) Later, when you are back in your traveling mode, a wine tasting tour, is worth spending the time (unless you don’t like wine, of course).

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