Saturday called for early afternoon rain – so I figured I could get a quick bite and some wine tasting in before it came! California thinks it’s spring – so the hills are luscious green are flowing with mustard flowers! Such a beautiful day!
Here’s what I did:
Travel time: 3.5 hours total
Locations: Breakfast in Occidental and Wine Tasting in Healdsburg
Cost: Irish Eggs Benedict, Coffee & Chai Tea Latte – $25 including tip. Private tasting (fee waived) and 2 bottles of wine – $64.
Breakfast was delicious! I stumbled upon Howard’s Station Cafe this past President’s Day when I was exploring on my own, and I had to bring my Beau back! The first time around I had the Original Eggs Benedict with a side of fruit and a Chai Tea Latte. YUM! The second time we had the Irish Eggs Benedict with a side of potatoes. We had a snack on the drive up (1.5 hour) so we split the dish – which was perfect. Out server was great, and all the staff helped each other out. Good experience x 2!
Alex enjoying MY Chai Tea Latte!
Wine Tasting was delectable! We go wine tasting quite frequently – and I always try to find new spots. To be honest – I mostly look for spots with great reviews and great views! I stumbled upon Acorn Winery in doing a random yelp search – and boy am I glad I stopped in! Their license requires patrons to make an appointment – which was fine by me. Betsy – owner and darling lady, was wonderful! We were the only ones in their small tasting room, and had the most intimate tasting. We learned so much – and for the first time ever, I enjoyed all of the wine. They do not mass produce, and they’ve definitely poured their heard into their “second career”. I purchased Cabernet Franc and my beau got their Dolcetto. Yum!
As always, we had a great time!
God is good friends, God is good.