I was going to try to do a post about each day and each winery, but haven't had the time. Basically, our trip has consisted of wine tasting after wine tasting, pausing only to eat delicious food. Not much time to blog. People love to randomly hand us glasses of wine. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but certainly nothing this opulent!
Right now, I'm relaxing in our amazing cottage at Black Stallion Winery. Just a quaint little cottage with a pool, bocce court, fire pit and hot tubs. I'm very comfortable with this lifestyle.
We were greeted with a glass of rosé when we walked in the door of Black Stallion yesterday, and then toured the facility.
If you look at the top left corner, you'll see a barrel that doesn't have a stripe. The juice leaks through, and to make the barrels astheticly pleasing, they paint the rings with leftover juice to make them all uniform. They use the barrels three times, and then they sell them. Perfect for a cocktail party table, right? I'd add a monochrome floral display (probably purples) and a few tea lights. (My event planning antenae goes up in all of these gorgeous wineries - it would be so much fun to plan a cocktail party out here!
Ok, enough daydreaming about party details. Back to the wine. After the tour, we continued our tasting spree with the very friendly and knowledgeable Robert, and tried just about every wine Black Stallion makes.
Then we were taken to our cottage. Wow. This place is amazing. We were going to cook in the pizza oven or use the grill, but were talked into trying the famous Bouchon instead. After lounging by the picturesque pool, we got ready for dinner. More on that dining experience later... it was amazing.
When we got home, we had a glass of wine outside by the fire pit. This morning, we had baked goods from Bouchon delivered to our doorstep, took a walk through the winery, and relaxed in the cottage. A pretty spectacular visit!
I posted the entire photo album yesterday or click here to view the set on Flickr.