We headed north to Petaluma after a magnificent evening, morning, and afternoon in San Francisco. Having spent a fleeting twenty-four hours in San Fran was a huge bummer (like I said, we fell in love!) but we were really eager to spend a few days in wine country.
Petaluma is a short drive from San Francisco so we didn’t waste too much of our afternoon in the car.
We arrived at our house around 2PM (we rented a guest house from a sweet woman in Petaluma – full kitchen included!) and decided to cook a fresh home-cooked dinner. We headed into Petaluma and were ecstatic to stumble upon a farmer’s market. Such. great. deals.
When we got back to our house, Marty told me to kick back and relax while he prepared dinner! Gotta love a man that can cook 🙂 He cooked Mahi Mahi with veggies and a fresh salad on the side (he even picked a lemon off the lemon tree outside of our house!)
The next morning, we woke up and enjoyed leftover scones from Arizmendi Bakery then headed off to Sonoma for a few wine tastings.
Our first stop was Ledson Winery. The property was stunning. It reminded me of something out of a film. Mountains, vineyards, blue skies = perfect afternoon.
The next vineyard on our itinerary was Deerfield Ranch Winery . This was an awesome vineyard to visit because we were able to enjoy our tasting inside of the actual wine cave. Note: drinking wine in a wine cave is fabulous and if you’re ever in Sonoma – I highly recommend it!
The last stop of the day was Revere Vineyard. We actually heard about this vineyard through a friend of ours in Ohio (a wine rep for Cameron Hughes.) He raved about the wines at Revere and told us we wouldn’t regret a stop there!
Wine country was everything we’d hoped it be and more. It is unbelievably romantic and the wines were topnotch.
I hope we can make it back out there someday. Maybe for a future anniversary?
Next stop: the Redwood Forrest.