Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sonoma Day 5 - Locavores R Us

After our long drive up to Healdsburg the day before we decided to stay close to home on Wednesday. A group of us started the day with breakfast at the Sunflower Caffe on the Plaza – a very nice spot with excellent coffee and omelets (not to mention their giant mimosas).

Pat arrived back from San Francisco just after breakfast, having dropped off Olivia at the airport and picking up a Daisy Red Ryder B-B gun. Adult supervised target practice immediately ensued.

Sheana Davis had given us some discount coupons for wineries, including Highway 12 that has a tasting room in the Square (Sheana had served their Sauvignon Blanc to us on Sunday evening), and Bartholomew Park Winery on the slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains between the Plaza and our house.

We started our tasting at Highway 12’s tasting room, located inside The Corner Store on the southeast corner of the Plaza.

We then made the short drive to Bartholomew Park Winery.

That evening we had some friends over to dinner – Karen from just down Wood Valley Road, and Seth and Denise who made the drive all the way down from Woodland. We enjoyed a nice tri-tip and a number of wines we had picked up during the week. We also took the opportunity to open the Angélica Zapata Malbec Alta from Catena Zapata that Andrew and Connie had brought us back from Argentina last year.

Sadly, it was the last night that Alex and Cass were able to spend with us as they needed to return to San Francisco early in the morning. Farewell hugs all around.

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