Napa and Livermore, there is one more place that is very famous in . That is the wineries in USA Sonoma
County (Just next to ).
We have been to Napa Napa and Livermore
several times but never been to any winery in . So we decided to go there last weekend. Sonoma County
We started at around 12 noon on Saturday and reached Unti Vineyards in
. We tasted 5 different wines. Dry Creek Valley
Tasting Room - Unti
I digress here.
When wine tasting became a fashion in
it was free. The big name brand wineries
started charging $5 person. Some even
charge $10 or $20 person. Not so famous,
but good, wineries still do not charge and serve free of charge. But one good thing is, in most of the
wineries, if you buy a bottle of wine, they waive the charges. USA
We were 6 adults. In Unti, we should have paid $30 for wine tasting. But we bought a bottle of wine for $23. They waived the cover charges.
Then visited Raymond Burr Vineyards. Remember the famous actor Raymond Burr. He owns this Vineyard. He is a character actor who became famous from acting in Perry Mason and Ironside. He was never married. After his death, his domestic partner Robert Benevides (another actor) owns this now.
Tasting Room - Raymond Burr
There is no charge here. Still, we bought a bottle here also for $25.
Then we went to Francis Ford Coppola’s Winery. Remember him? The famous Hollywood Movie Director. He directed the movie, The Godfather, starring Marlon Brando. The description of this winery will take a whole post. Therefore, I will write about this in my next post.
After dinner, we stayed in a hotel that night.
Next morning, after breakfast, we visited one more winery on our way home. It is the Alexander Valley Vineyards. We sampled some wine. We did not buy anything. Still, the bartender waived the charges.
Tasting Room - Alexander Valley Vineyards
Here are some more photos:
Vineyard - Unti
Vineyard - Raymond Burr
Grapes are crushed in this - Alexander Valley Vineyards
Wine Barrels are stored in a cave - Natural cool - Alexander Valley Vineyards
Stored Barrels in a cave - Capacity: each barrel is 225 liters
Green Grapes - Alexander Valley Vineyards
Red Grapes - Alexander Valley Vineyards
Even if someone do not drink, it just a good way to spend an enjoyable weekend.
Stay tuned for our experience in Francis Ford Coppola’s Winery.