made the most of a rainy sunday and took a drive up to guerneville with the gf, friends from out of town and the pup for a day of adventure and barrel tasting.
prepared for our trip with a stop at blue bottle for coffee, then la boulange and safeway (bleh) for edible provisions. our first stop along russian river’s westside road was thomas george estates where friends were pouring and we did an abundance of wine tasting, plus a little back room tequila, absinthe and art in the age’s new liquor, root.
from there made stops at arista for more amazing pinot noir, porter creek vineyards where huddy enjoyed a romp in the rain with the vineyard dogs and moshin. and don’t forget a stop at the russian river pub for a mixed drink on the way back into town…
as you can imagine, our day trip quickly turned into an overnighter and we had the pleasure of staying at boon hotel and spa (again), ending a long, wet and boozy day with a dip in the hot tub and warm fire in the room, not to mention a delicious meal at the restaurant.