Friday, July 18, 2008

Summer Vacation

I have not been able to post for a while since we were up in northern California for our Summer vacation. We had a great time. We stayed in Paso Robles. It is so pretty to see hills of green wineries lined with a gold backdrop of wheat fields. The people here were wonderful, they so graciously accommodated our two children. As my husband tasted wine we walked the properties and explored. Yes it was very hot however the beauty of it all made you forget. The Rotta winery was so nice. They took my 2 year old and 8 year old in the back (where the wine is made) to pet their dog. They just loved it. I must say the wine was awesome! Castro Cellers was gorgeous! They had a huge tasting room, wonderful staff and even offered my 2 year old grape juice to tase. It was so good we bought two bottles along with the wine my husband fell in love with. Last but not least one of my favorites for many reasons, Lone Madrone. This place has it all. They even have a nursery! I bought two scented geraniums there, I just love them. They have beautiful gardens and animals for the kids to look at as well.

I do think that this place is the next up and coming Wine Country that could beat Napa. I have now been to both. Paso Robles is quaint and not commercial. It is close to the coast and Hearst Castle, you can see so much while you are there! I highly recommend taking a long weekend and driving up the California Coast.

Check out my favorites on my website, I added the wineries to them!

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