California 2016

California farewells

Our final day was spent in the famous Russian River Valley. Despite being renowned for top class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, there are numerous microclimates and terroir diversities that permit a wide range of grapes to thrive. First stop was to the wonderful Bacigalupi Vineyards where twin sisters Nicole and Katie hosted a fabulous visit and tasting. …

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Last tour in California, and the sun is shining

Our second tour to California kicked off on Sunday with another great meal at OSO restaurant in Sonoma. Delicious tapas style dishes, some cracking Pinot Gris and Grenache, warm atmosphere and great service. The weather forecast is extremely positive despite the pouring rain that greeted us on arriving at our hotel, with temperatures getting up …

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A sensational final day to our California Wine Tour

Our final day dawned and another fascinating set of experiences awaited. We drove up into Russian River Valley and close to its border with Dry Creek valley. An utterly sensational morning unfolded at Bacigalupi Vineyards. Twin sisters, Nicole and Katie Bacigalupi hosted our visit and we took a short walk up to their Chardonnay vineyards …

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