A post by Tracy Logan, Wine Road.
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@ Rafanelli- by Marta Hayden. Particularly popular BT spot.
I hit the Wine Road with Chicago journalist Jerry Nunn for a whirlwind day- do not attempt! Remember, Jerry and I are professionals! (I have always wanted to say that….)
I pick Jerry up at his lodging, the lovely Bella Villa Messina, and off we go!
Next stop, Pedroncelli Winery , where we meet up with Ed and Julie Pedroncelli St. John- along Wine Road, it is all about owners, winemakers, proprietors- THE folks here for you, the visitor:
I learned @ the Barrel, that Julie and Ed are Underdog Experts, entertaining us mightily, though Jerry was too young to remember….Polly Purebred rules with Julie- she thought it would be an excellent Little Sister Name….
Romantic Pedroncelli: When you have their wines with your dinner, the bottle will be empty before you know it….
Next stop, downtown Geyserville:
Route 128 and Lorna Opatz:
Off down Geyserville Avenue south to The Meeker Winery where we are greeted by Charlie Meeker:
Heading now to Mercury Wines ….
Next up, W2 Williamson Wines:
Carrie Brown and Jerry Nunn.
great lunch….I LOVE the Olive and Brie on the sourdough….
Rod is always ready to offer up visuals to
explain exactly what is going on with the wines- here a soil display, totally geeky, totally endearing- Jerry and I learned a great deal….
Wow- lots of professional ground covered! We head back to Healdsburg and Bella Villa Messina- Jerry had an incredibly early flight out of SFO- so, off we go to dinner early at Scopa:
Amazing; completely delicious with wonderful ambiance!
Lots of ground covered- great Friday #1 #WRBT 34th Annual- where were you in ’78? (Please excuse, Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas– where were you in ’62?)
Here’s looking at you, kids.
Here are some amazing non-winter blossom shots I took today: