My Mini Wine Country Vacation
Hi, It's Lynn. Not being able to travel has been difficult but we’ve found safe and effective ways to get out, help local economies, and see the state. We wear our masks and practice social distancing. We make sure where we are going isn’t crowded and others, if anybody is around, are being safe as well. Family or personal road trips are the best way to get around right now and see local areas in your state!
Below are pictures of myself and my family at Justin Cellars in Pasa Robles. Justin Cellars is world renown and the wine options are stellar. They offer a lovely tour of the vicinity and gives you the chance to explore the vineyards. They planted the vineyards in 1981 and have been making wines for over 30 years. Scott Shirley, the current wine maker, has been making wine their for over 13 years. At the restaurant they offer farm-to-table food options as well as a beautiful crafted and wonderfully tasting charcuterie board to pair with your Bordeaux-style wine blends. If you're an avid fan of theirs, they have a wine society for you to join.
If you look at my personal pictures below you can see that I was staying safe as no others were even close to us! We had pretty much the patio to ourselves and the view was beautiful.
Next on our wine tour was Daou Vineyards which was also incredible! The wine tasting was amazing and social distancing was again in full effect. We had the opportunity to try their home-made olive oil as well which was unbelievable. Daou wines does a fabulous job of mixing their two cultures together with both French and Lebanese style food and wines. The brothers, who own the winery, offer wines dedicated to their Lebanese roots and French home. On top of wine, they make a wonderful olive oil based off of their own personal love for their grandfathers olive grove they used to visit as a child. Daou puts a strong emphasis on the entire wine tasting experience such as entertainment, comfort and hospitality. Each summer they throw a gala that lasts an entire weekend with cirque-style entertainment and amazing wine and food options to share. Daou also offers a membership option for anyone wanting to join the Daou club.
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