Last weekend we went on an epicurean girls’ trip to Sonoma for Wine Road. The idea is simple â€“ you buy a weekend or day pass and can then stop in at wineries for a specially prepared wine and food pairing.
We stopped at quite a few wineries and sampled some great wine (red zins, cabs, chardonnay, port) and food: braised beef short ribs, fennel sausage over risotto, Mrs. Scorsese’s lemon chicken, bacon-wrapped dates, chocolate terrine – to name just a few. We also each got a cookbook with the recipes of what we sampled on the Wine Road to take with us.
Almost 100 wineries participated in the event â€“ some had live music, one had a Texas BBQ and one had a soft serve machine with pumpkin ice cream!
All the places we stopped at were really enjoyable. Some of the wineries had beautiful settings – our favorites were Bella, Dutcher Crossing, Francis Ford Coppola, Mazzocco, Rued, Sbragia, Trentadue and Wilson. It’s no wonder this event is popular – buy tickets early because they sell out!