Holiday in Carneros 2008 (Sonoma Wine Event)

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Some of the gang - Dave, George, Dawn, Oscar, me, Kristen, and Suzy

I belong to a local wine group in Sacramento called Vinous Envy. We often have events that involve wine pairings and dinner parties but sometimes we get out and actually meet up at local wineries and other events.  Some of the Sonoma wineries put on the Holiday in Carneros (region in Sonoma) and for $40, you can taste at all the participating wineries.  The event runs both Saturday and Sunday but I could only go Saturday since I was working at the winery on Sunday!

There was supposed to be a fairly large group of like 20-30 people but when my friend Dawn and I arrived at the first winery, we were at about 8-10.  A few more were supposed to meet up with us and we never figured out what did happen to them.  We toured a few wineries in this industrial type area, headed out to the Napa/Sonoma border to Artesa, and then back to Sonoma to Mahoney.  After the wineries, we headed off to a nice dinner.  After dinner, a few of us stayed to listen to the music and hang out in the outside bar area by the fireplace, eventually making our way back to Sacramento.....completely exhausted!

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Some of the gang - Dave, George, D…
Some of the gang - Dave, George, …
Marta (co-owner of Talisman), Dawn…
Marta (co-owner of Talisman), Daw…
Fountain at Artesa Winery
Fountain at Artesa Winery
Fountain at Artesa Winery
Fountain at Artesa Winery
Fountain at Artesa Winery
Fountain at Artesa Winery
Dawn chillen out
Dawn chillen out
Dawn and I at Artesa
Dawn and I at Artesa
Fountain at Artesa Winery
Fountain at Artesa Winery
Fountain at Artesa Winery
Fountain at Artesa Winery
View from Artesa
View from Artesa
Beautiful view from Artesa
Beautiful view from Artesa
Art at Artesa winery
Art at Artesa winery
Dan at Mahoney
Dan at Mahoney
Dawn with Dan from Mahoney
Dawn with Dan from Mahoney
Dawn and I with Dan from Mahoney
Dawn and I with Dan from Mahoney
Kristen and Dave
Kristen and Dave
Julie
Julie
George and Suzy
George and Suzy
Dawn and I at Mahoney
Dawn and I at Mahoney
Dawn with Dan again from Mahoney
Dawn with Dan again from Mahoney
The Mahoney crew - awesome! Dan, P…
The Mahoney crew - awesome! Dan, …
Dave being Dave! LOL
Dave being Dave! LOL
Dawn and I again
Dawn and I again
George and Dawn
George and Dawn
George, Dawn, and I hanging at Mah…
George, Dawn, and I hanging at Ma…
George, me, Dawn, and Oscar
George, me, Dawn, and Oscar
Me screwing around LOL
Me screwing around LOL
Dawn LOL
Dawn LOL
Dawn and I after dinner
Dawn and I after dinner
Dave, Dawn, and I at the restaurant
Dave, Dawn, and I at the restaurant
Dawn and Dave
Dawn and Dave
Another shot of Dawn and Dave
Another shot of Dawn and Dave
Dawn being silly again! LOL
Dawn being silly again! LOL
The other end of the table...Krist…
The other end of the table...Kris…
Dessert truffles
Dessert truffles
A peanut butter chocolate dessert
A peanut butter chocolate dessert
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photo by: Vikram