Central Coast Wine Tasting with Scott and Jackie
Last night Karen and I drove down to Solvang in order to meet up with Scott and Jackie. Karen lined up a series of wine tastings and events for the weekend. Scott and Jackie found a nice house for the 4 of us to rent that is in a great location for all sorts of adventure.
Saturday morning we started out with breakfast at the Los Olivos grocery. Breakfast burritos, donuts, juice and smoothies fueled our day. At 11 we began tasting at Brander. I had tasty Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Lunch in Solvang. After lunch tasting at Alma Roso, a fantastic winery tucked off the highway with terrific Pino Gris, Chardonnay, and Pino Noirs. Our last tasting was at Brewer Clifton, a tasting room in the industrial district of Lompoc. Don’t let the appearance deceive you, the wines are very good.
On a lark we stopped at a ranch that raises ostrich and emu. It was quite a unique opportunity to feed some large birds.
Our evening wrapped up with a wine event in the vineyard, tasting wines and eating food prepared from local produce and cheeses.
Can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings at Bridalwood.