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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.
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.