Saturday, September 1, 2012

Wine tasting

We returned home a few hours ago after spending 5 days in Amador County, the gold country, about 45 miles southeast of Sacramento, California. Amador County is home of some of the oldest zinfandel vines in California. We visited Karmere
Dillian, Cooper, Story,C.G. DiArie and Sera Fina wineries. We tasted excellent wines especially Zinfandel, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Syrah, and the not too common Mourvedre and Roussanne. There was no fee for wine tasting and everyone was friendly and very happy to see us.

In Plymouth we stayed at the Plymouth House Inn, a bed and breakfast inn,which is near the wineries in Shenandoah Valley.Sandra, the inn’s owner, has her antiques collections in all the bedrooms, dining room, lobby and on the grounds around the inn. She makes delicious gourmet breakfast.

We dined at the very fine restaurant, Taste, in Plymouth. Today before coming home we visited a small village, Volcano, and had lunch in Volcano Union Inn, in the outdoor patio. Another fine restaurant.

It was an enjoyable 5 days.

(photo: grapes at the Karmere winery.)

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