Wine-ding Down on a Vacation of a Liftetime

After a few whirlwind days spent exploring northern California, sipping wine over stunning views and even ziplining, we were down to just two more days of our Vacation of a Lifetime.

View on Vacation of a Lifetime, Sonoma valley vineyard

On Thursday we took the very winding Coleman Highway to the coast, with craggy rocks and surf that are very different from what I had seen in southern California. We explored the little town of Guerneville in the Russian River Valley and enjoyed the breathtaking scenery. Guerneville is home of Korbel California Champagne and we had a great tour learning about the history of the company and why champagne is champagne.

Tasting at Russian River Winery

Wine tasting at Russian River Vineyards – our favorite was the Pinot Noir.

After that it was on to Applewood Inn where we were treated to Pinot Noir made from grapes from Applewood’s vineyards. We slept very well that night on a Tempur-Pedic mattress.

The next morning after a delicious breakfast of our choice of frittatas or eggs we headed to San Francisco and the Washington Square Inn. When we stepped into this beautiful inn, we felt like we were in a small European hotel. Located in North Beach, it is within walking distance of Chinatown and Fisherman’s Wharf.

A toast to a Vacation of a Lifetime

Our room overlooked the park, and the next morning I was treated to a group of elderly ladies doing tai chi to Oriental music. After a leisurely breakfast, it was time to pack and head for the airport.

We had had such fun tasting wine and seeing beautiful places in our country that it was hard to leave, but we have wonderful memories and are grateful to the gracious hosts of Select Registry.

– Janet


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