Well, day ? I am not sure, and still traveling. We are on our way to wine country in Sonoma. A little work and a little play. Well actually a lot of work for the photographers and videographers and a little work for my friend Vicky and I. You see our hubby’s are doing all the work!
I adore the wine country in Sonoma. They have it all, the vineyards, wineries, mountains, and great restaurants! There is a special vibe here. It is laid back and unpretentious. The wineries are fabulous and the food bountiful. I have only recently discovered Sonoma. I hate to admit it, but I used to be a Napa snob, until I came to wine country in Sonoma. I was hooked on that first visit. I love the friendliness and openness of the people who live and work here. They want tourists to come and experience their Sonoma.
We are staying at a home that I have wanted to stay in for quite a while. It didn’t disappoint! We are photographing it all week. I have photos to share, but the finished product won’t be available for a bit. Post production and all!
I was lucky enough one early morning to awake to a blanket of fog hanging over the entire valley. When I walked into the living room, it was as if someone had hung a large piece of white paper around the house. It was spectacular and blinding all at the same time. I sat with a cup of coffee and watched. I watched as it hung in the air and then slowly started swirling, making its way out of the valley and back to the sea. It had a life of its own as it rolled out giving way to the magnificent mountains and the vineyards below. You see, the fog is what makes the Sonoma grape so perfect. Each night in the summer the fog rolls in and blankets the vineyards with its moist, cool air. This helps to develop the grapes and the flavor.
Here is the “Wall of Fog”.
Here is the wall of fog rolling out and clearing a way for the spectacular views.
Just a little video of what I was watching.
After the fog rolled out, it was back to work.
This is what I did while the guys were hard at work.
This was the outdoor dining area. We had breakfast and lunch out here. The views are spectacular!
I just love the way the light is hitting this grass.
Lavender was growing all over the property. Beautiful and smelled wonderful.
This is a great outdoor shower. (I never got to try it!)
This is the view from the hot tub. Did I mention that the hot tub is actually a giant wine barrel! They also had a fire pit that we took advantage of.
I took this photo from underneath a mighty oak tree. They stood around the property like centurions.
Well, that’s part one of my trip to wine country in Sonoma. More tomorrow.