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Saturday, Nov 25, 2006 from San Luis Obispo, California
Posted: Nov 25, 2006 | 318 words | 1 Comments
Today was another new experience for me, wine tasting. The film Sideways, about wine tasting, was filmed not too far south from San Luis Obispo. We took two vehicles to fit everyone in and it was a perfect blue sky day. Some people spend the day after thanksgiving getting up early and going shopping on one of the most chaotic days of the year. As for this family, they sleep in a little later and go wine tasting out in the vineyards and even bring the kids where they can play with the dog at the ranch or play on the swing.
I’m still not sure if I can distinguish all the differences between the wines I tried, but I loved the experience. It was very casual and a fun way to spend time with new friends. I even met a couple from Detroit who both graduated from Michigan State. Go green! We tasted a variety of wines at two different vineyards and emptied a couple bottles between everyone during a nice picnic at another vineyard. And although I didn’t have wine here, the best place was the Justin vineyards. You can’t go wrong with a name like that. Maybe one day I’ll have to look them up online and order a bottle to keep in my house someday.
What a relaxing and wonderful afternoon. And I don’t think anyone else realized how nice it was for me not to be driving. It was fabulous to just stare outside the window or roll the window down and close my eyes while we drove from vineyard to vineyard. Wine tasting is a must do for anyone who enjoys wine and comes to California. I know home in Michigan there aren’t many options for vineyards. Although I can sum up how peaceful of an afternoon it was, or even show it in photos, it’s an enjoyment that I won’t forget.
Comment by michelle
From east lansing, MI
Michigan offers GREAT wineries! There are a few in southwestern michigan, and my favorites are up in the traverse city area. you should check them out when you make your way back into michigan! check out ciconne vineyards, it's madonnas fathers winery!