Sonoma 2002

In April, we met with my brothers and their wives in Sonoma. The principal goal was to have fun and good food. And while in Sonoma, one must sample the wines!




The first winery was the Iron Horse Winery, where the gardens were spectacular. The wines were outstanding, too!








This is the party, and it does look like a party!, with the hills beyond Napa Valley in the distant background.











Janet got caught with her empty glasses. This is rare, because she rarely gets caught with any kind of glasses, empty or full.











Geyserville is not one of your more spectacular villages. There seemed to be a handful of restaurants, one gas station and little else! Healdsburg, where we stayed had a lot more to offer, but I took no pictures there.













The geyser is actually in Calistoga, and it goes off according to a schedule, like Old Faithful in Yellowstone, except the Calistoga Geyser varies its interval. The day we were there, it was about every 12 minutes.














As we wrapped up, Judy, Janet and Cheryl compared tasting notes, holding the worst wine we had, a free bottle from the Dry Creek Inn. It may have been overpriced!