Sonoma Sunday


October 15, 2012 by Danielle

Happy Monday! Yes, I’m finally doing a Monday post.

As if last weekend’s activities weren’t enough, this weekend we decided to leave the city and went to wine country.


My friend Christin treated us to an awesome tour of four wineries in Sonoma.

Our tour started at 9:30 a.m. when we met our amazing tour guide Dan and set off to Sonoma to visit four wineries-Nicholson Ranch, Kaz, VJB, Homewood.

We crossed over the Golden Gate Bridge, but it was too foggy to see in the morning hours, so just imagine it’s majestic beauty.

With that imagery in mind, I’ll take you on a photo journey of our tour. Get ready for a lot of pictures.

First stop-Nicholson Ranch! Pepper is the resident dog you see in the photo.

Then we visited Homewood, which was a small winery with beautiful views and a laid back atmosphere.

Homewood Winery

On the left-mature winetasters. On the right-That’s actually my really excited face.

After our first two wineries, it was time to stop for lunch. I didn’t take pictures of downtown Sonoma (which is adorable), but I did take pictures of the El Dorado Hotel –

I’m pretty sure I should now photograph for Architectural Digest…or just my blog.

which housed the restaurant where we ate, El Dorado Kitchen. I’ll have to come back and stay in the hotel because it fits the quaint, yet trendy Sonoma hotel image I had in my mind.  And of course there’s pictures of the food. I can’t forget the food-

My wine, my lunch, manfriend and I, manfriend in the throes of food anticipation.

and the largest plate of truffle fries that the four of us were afraid we wouldn’t be able to finish.


Next, we went to Kaz, where we got to taste wines (duh), crush some grapes

We’re making the 2012 blend-it’s going to be a best seller. I can tell already.

and drink grape juice straight from the fermentation bins (it’s delicious and tastes somewhat like a bubbly smoothie).

I could drink this every morning.

We even bottled and corked our own wines!

Our final stop of the day was VJB Cellars.

There’s a t-rex sculpture out there. Trust me.

We finished off the day with a ferry cruise back to San Francisco that was complete with scenic views of San Francisco-


All in all, I’d call it a pretty perfect day.

If y’all are ever in my neck of the woods, let me know and we can go to Sonoma together! 😉


3 thoughts on “Sonoma Sunday

  1. missmarisol says:

    Terrific Tours are the best. I’ve used their services several times & they are awesome. I am glad that you had such a great day.

    • Danielle says:

      They are so amazing! Did you have Dan too?

      • missmarisol says:

        We’ve always had Gennifer (the co-owner) do our tours. They bank with my previous employer and my friends who still work there know her & that’s how I learned of the company. Best way to get around wine country that’s for sure.

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