Wine Country Weekend Part 1
San Francisco was absolutely wonderful (if you missed this post check it out here), but I was very ready for some serious R&R in the wine country. So we headed north to the Sonoma Valley where we would be enjoying 4 glorious days of cool weather, wine tasting, biking and phenomenal food. Let me start by saying the town of Sonoma is probably the most quaint place I have ever been. With it's local mom and pop shops and and it's adorable town square I felt like I was in a movie.
Not to mention Sonoma is surrounded by more than 400 wineries, red wood forests, and and the most picturesque scenery I have ever seen.
When we arrived to Sonoma we decided to check in to our absolutely adorable cottage that we rented off of airbnb.com. Our host Marianne (who was so sweet) greeted us with a Cheese Tray and Wine (a pretty great way to start vacay if I do say so myself) and she gave us the down low on her favorite local spots. I definitely recommend this place if you're considering a trip to the Sonoma area, it's also super affordable.
I absolutely love Bubbly (I mean who doesn't), so the Gloria Ferrer sparkling winery was a must on my list. Between the amazing wine, cheese trays and the outstanding views, I highly recommend this place.
So after a cool day and wine tasting I was seriously craving some Italian cuisine. I rarely eat pasta but sometimes a girl just needs carbs and melty cheese (can I get an AMEN). So we took the recommendation from our host Marianne and we headed to the infamous Swiss Hotel Bar and Restaurant.
From the cute decor, amazing staff, and food that just hits the spot, we fell in love with this place.
We started with the wood oven baked meatballs and grilled sourdough and yes it was melt in your mouth deliciousness.
After some deliberation I decided to order the Butternut Squash Ravioli withhazelnut sage brown butter, aged balsamico, parmigiano-reggiano. Yeah, it was probably the best pasta I have ever eaten in my entire life.
The next day in Sonoma was stunning. With a high of 70 degrees and blue skies we we're ready to go exploring!! We started our day out at the beautiful B.R. Cohn winery.
The next stop was Kunde Estate Family Winery. This winery has been in the Kunde family for generations. We even got a one on one tasting with the Kunde Grandson who was very informative and quite the story teller. He told us all about how the winery got started and even how his Great Great Grandfather used the imagery on his college diploma to create the wine label design (this was way before copy right laws). This winery was probably one of my favorites, talk about 360 degree views of gorgeousness!
We opted to do our tasting outside to enjoy the beautiful weather!
After this we ended up meeting up with our dear friends Beau and Micheal, who happened to be on a vacay in Sonoma as well. We headed to the GundLach Bundschu Winery, to enjoy a picnic and catch up.
I loved this place (no to mention they have amazing chardonnays), we spend about 3 hours here just eating, chatting, and taking in the beautiful scenery with friends!!!
Stay tuned for Wine Country Weekend Part II, amazing food, a bike adventure and so much more!!!!
Posted in Real Estate Post Date 07/15/2017