Wine Country

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Street car original from Milan

We took highway I 101 to the north to go up to the Wine Country. The first stop was in Petaluma, just to take a quick view, we didn´t find anything interesting there besides their very beautiful Victorian houses. Then we passed by Snoopy´s village, where Charles M. Schulz lived and had his studio.

After that we went to do a nice wine tasting and visit to the caves of Beringer´s brothers winery. I don´t know who we ended up choosing this one because there are just too many wineries in the area, however it was a good choice. I loved their sparkling Zinfandel!.  It was too bad that they charged us $15 per person for the visit, to taste 3 types of wines: Sauvignon, Pinot & Zinfandel, and to have a free signature glass.

On the street car
I think they should not charge anything as they do in Europe because everyone or most of the people is going to buy something at the end of the visit.

We also went to St Helena to the Sattui Winery (winery of the year 2006-2007) and bought some nice food for a delightful open air picnic with a marvelous and romantic sunset. Besides their wine production they got very delicious cheeses from all over the world and also a delicatessen so you can have fresh salads, rice, pasta, potatos and different sorts of meat, they also sell plastic dishes, forks, spoons and glasses so you can improvise a good meal, but we warned that they do not allow you to drink other wine that it´s not theirs.

They got this very pretty picnic area with wooden tables and benches surrounded by trees and their old winery buildings, we really liked to have dinner there... despite the cold it was absolutely lovely.

Back in San Francisco at night, we went to have some good German beer up at the top floor of Hotel Hilton, the view from there it´s very enjoyable to have dinner or just a couple of drinks.

 

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Street car original from Milan
Street car original from Milan
On the street car
On the street car
Ulrike from Germany in Petaluma
Ulrike from Germany in Petaluma
Vintage Bank Antiques in Petaluma
Vintage Bank Antiques in Petaluma
Petaluma Library
Petaluma Library
Schulz´s Katty & Schulz´s Snoopy
Schulz´s Katty & Schulz´s Snoopy
The girls with Snoopy
The girls with Snoopy
Grape fields
Grape fields
Beringer Vineyards
Beringer Vineyards
Beringer Vineyards
Beringer Vineyards
Beringer Vineyards founded 1876
Beringer Vineyards founded 1876
Wine Country map
Wine Country map
Some movies that were filmed in Be…
Some movies that were filmed in B…
Beringer grape fields
Beringer grape fields
Beringer grape fields
Beringer grape fields
300 years old tree
300 years old tree
original cellar
original cellar
original cellar
original cellar
original cellar
original cellar
Got my wine!
Got my wine!
Sparkling White Zinfandel, my favo…
Sparkling White Zinfandel, my fav…
Napa Valley Winery Doors
Napa Valley Winery Doors
Wine & souvenir shop
Wine & souvenir shop
Krystine from England got her wine…
Krystine from England got her win…
The gardens
The gardens
A perfect orange tree
A perfect orange tree
White Zinfandel wine
White Zinfandel wine
entering Sattui Winery
entering Sattui Winery
At the fountain
At the fountain
Beatififul and quiet atmosphere
Beatififul and quiet atmosphere
Sattui Winery
Sattui Winery
Sattui Winery founded 1885
Sattui Winery founded 1885
Sattui Winery in St. Helena. Winer…
Sattui Winery in St. Helena. Wine…
Delicatessen and souvenir shop
Delicatessen and souvenir shop
Cheeses all colors
Cheeses all colors
Cheeses all countries
Cheeses all countries
Cheeses all smells
Cheeses all smells
Cheeses all textures
Cheeses all textures
Cheeses all shapes
Cheeses all shapes
and more cheese
and more cheese
Pic nic area
Pic nic area
Salami, 6 kinds of cheese, bread, …
Salami, 6 kinds of cheese, bread,…
This was great!
This was great!
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photo by: alonski