Thursday, October 1, 2009

A Day in Sonoma

It was a lovely mild weathered day in Sonoma yesterday. We had an 11:30 AM appointment to taste wine at Sojourn Cellars right off the downtown square, so our day was based around that.

Views along the highway.......

Our first stop was at Viansa. They have a selection of foods as well as wine to tastes. I had always bought my imported Italian balsamic vinegar here by the case when Sam and Vicki Sebastiani still owned the winery. I had just run out and I wanted to taste the balsamic the winery is now carrying from Italy to see if it compares to the taste of the other we liked so well.

The good news is it does, thank goodness! I am known for my balsamic vinaigrette and what makes it stand out is the taste of the vinegar. This one is slightly sweeter as well as slightly thicker. Very nice. They were out of the normal size bottles so I could only buy a very small bottle. I will head back soon to get myself a case of the larger bottles. We store it in the wine room.
David and his boar-ish friend.

Below is Sonoma City Hall as we drove in to the downtown square for our appointment at Sojourn Cellars.
The Pinot's and Cab's at Sojourn Cellars are outstanding. We were not disappointed and it is difficult to pick a favorite. We had a nice time catching up with Lesli as well. The new job fits her well which we were happy to see.
After our tasting we did some shopping on the square and had lunch at Mary's. I was very bad in y food choice there. However if I am going to Mary's I have to have the Toto's special pizza. Bites of heaven....... afterwards we drove up to Glen Ellen and tasted red wines at Audelssa which were also very nice wines. It was a beautiful day in Sonoma, one of my favorite places in the world.

I couldn't help snapping this picture of the Pacific Fruit Express car on the drive back home. My mother worked for them for many years.


Sojourn said...

Hi Diane & David~
Thanks so much for your visit to Sojourn Cellars - loved having you and glad you enjoyed the wines. Hope to see your again soon!


Jen said...

I have to get to Sonoma soon...I miss it so and Viansa was making me! Gotta get John up there soon! Glad you had fun at Sojourn...I'd love to go there sometime soon!