Monday, March 15, 2010

Wine Road

Another incredible part of San Francisco is that wine country is at your finger tips.  Some of the world's most famous wine regions are less than an hour away from the city.  This past weekend I participated in an awesome event that left my taste buds craving for some more jammy Pinot Noirs.  It was the 32nd annual barrel tasting along Wine Road.  Over 100 wineries participate in the event and thousands of people come from near and far to taste delicious wine for a $20 flat fee!  

We started the day off at Siduri where there were 30+ tastings from grapes grown all over California.  Siduri is famous for their many Pinot Noirs in which my boyfriend enjoys greatly. Then we went to Hop Kiln Winery which was very beautiful.  The wine was average, but it was a fun atmosphere with some great olive oil tastings. Our last stop was Thomas George Estates which we wandered through caves and enjoyed barrel tasting of futures.  Their staff was super friendly and it was a great atmosphere to end the day with.  No matter how many times I visit, wine country never fails to amaze me.