Let’s put it this way, the last time I was in Wine Country in California, Instagram didn’t exist, Ann Curry was still on “Today,” and no one was taking selfies with an iPhone.
It was 2010 — and man, things have changed.
For one, I actually drink wine now.
That’s quite a change from the last three visits to Napa and Sonoma, when I either sipped champagne or served as the boring-but-important job of designated driver.
This weekend — actually, in a few hours — my husband and I are heading to Sebastopol, Calif., a quaint town in Sonoma, just 20 minutes from the ocean, between Santa Rose and Bodega Bay. Once a plum- and apple-growing region, this area is dominated by, well, grapes. We’ll be staying in a trailer — yes, trailer — at the Full House Farm, where we can get up early and milk goats if we wanted to.
We’re only there for a few days — Friday through Sunday — for our one-year anniversary. (Yes, it’s been a year already!) Since my husband doesn’t have the luxury of a freelance life — where I can take off whenever I want so long as I’ve got my work done and there’s WiFi wherever we go — we can’t stay long. So we plan to make our trip very meaningful — and pack as much as we can in!
This time around, though, I’m really interested in the wine.
Not that I’m much of a wine drinker, but I enjoy a nice Riesling or moscato d’asti every now and again. (The fact that I know THIS much shows progress!)
So stay tuned for more from Wine Country! Follow me on Instagram (@catherinetoth) and Twitter (@thedailydish) — or stay right here! Photos to come!