Wine tasting in the San Francisco bay area

Good morning!  I hope y’all had a fantastic weekend and are off today to relax.

Before all of the fun yesterday, I did 20 minutes of strength training.  I can’t believe the HUGE difference this has made in my running so it’s pretty easy to get motivated to do it.

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Let’s rewind to yesterday and prove to the world I can in fact do my hair, wear jeans and look semi decent.  I just choose not to 99.668% of my life.  Okay well I actually didn’t mind the jeans too bad so we’ll see if I dust them off again soon.

My date’s petty handsome himself if I might add.  🙂

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I was never really into wine or even gone wine tasting, but it’s something I’ve always wanted to do.  Mike & I were excited when our friends Simon & Reena invited us.  They know where all of the cool winery’s are and did not disappoint. 

Our first stop was Picchetti Bros. in Cupertino, CA.  

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The whole entire estate is absolutely stunning.  I didn’t do the tasting here because I wanted to eat lunch first, but Mike, Simon & Reena really enjoyed the wine. 

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We have plans to go back on a nice warm afternoon, have a picnic, buy a bottle of wine and take a stroll down this trail.  How nice does that sound!?

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We stopped for sandwiches and headed back up the hill to Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA.

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This winery was also very beautiful has the most incredible views of the bay. 

They also have an amphitheater and host outdoor concerts & other events.

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I don’t usually drink, but I’m down with doing a few tastings.

If I didn’t document it, it didn’t happen, right?

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This view!!

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How awesome would it be to get married here.  Mike, can we please get married again!?!?

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My favorite was their Chardonnay from Monterey County.  It was light & crisp.  It would be very refreshing to sip on a hot summer evening.  Dang I just sounded like I know what I’m talking about.  I don’t.

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Our last stop was Savannah Chanelle in Saratoga, CA.

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This winery is tucked away in the mountains and of course it’s beautiful too.  We loved walking into a live piano player.  It set the nice relaxed ambiance really well.

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Apparently I like Chardonnay’s and didn’t even realize it, because this one from Santa Lucia Highlands was really good.

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We all had such a great time there’s talk about making this a monthly thing.  Hopefully a trip to Napa will be involved too.

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Have you ever gone wine tasting?

If your into wine, what’s you favorite kind? 

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0 Comments on “Wine tasting in the San Francisco bay area

  1. Pichetti is a great winery. Have heard great things about Mountain Winery but haven’t been. We usually hit up Napa, Sonoma, or Livermore. We got married in Livermore at a winery – it seems to be the lesser known wine region.

  2. I agree Livermore is the lesser known wine region, but there are many wineries out there in Santa Cruz and even down in Monterey County.

    I have been to the Mountain Winery before and my god it’s beautiful. We saw CCR in the amphitheater after an insanely delicious dinner on one of the patios. Such a fun experience.

    If you make it up to Sonoma, try Ledson Winery and Valley of the Moon winery. Those are my favorites up there 🙂

    • Thanks so much for the recommendations! We’ve been wanting to head up to Napa for a long time now. Guess we better get on it.

  3. How gorgeous!!! I went to a winery wedding in the fall, and it was to die for.

    I love wines, but I’m strictly a reds kind of girl. Malbec is my go-to favorite!

  4. That scenery is unreal! How lucky are you to be so close to all of that. I definitely get jealous of some of your instagram running scenery pics!

    I definitely enjoy a good glass of one. I’m down for trying anything but lately I really love a good glass of cabernet.

  5. Mountain Winery is the BEST place to see a concert! We almost had our wedding there, but booked another venue instead. 🙂

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