I’m surprised how much spinning and knitting I managed to accomplish on my trip to California. In between hiking, wine tasting, sight-seeing, eating, and more wine tasting I managed to squeeze in plenty of quality fiber time.
I completely neglected to take photos of myself spinning and knitting. My time was too taken up photographing all the fun places we visited and the merry times we spent together.
Can’t really blame me. We had a glorious time and tried some amazing wines.
For those who are interested, we visited the following wineries/tasting rooms: Benziger (Partners Tour totally worth it), Gundlach Bundschu, Frog’s Leap, Jessup Cellars, MacPhail, Lynmar Estate, Imagery, Regusci, and Darioush. There was no particular method to our selections. We picked places we had heard were good, places recommended by acquaintances, and places recommended by guide books and podcasts.
I would dearly love to go back and do it all again. Just give me a few months to finish up all this wine I bought. The UPS man asked me, after delivering the fourth box, “Is it all booze?”
I do like Frog’s Leap. I think I’ve been there twice now…probably going again this fall when my friend comes to visit from Minnesota 🙂 I’m not much of a wine drinker, however….which makes wineries interesting for me.
What do you like to do at Frog’s Leap if you’re not much for wine?
I love the little flowers at the top of that mitten. So sweet! Also – it looks like you had so much fun on your trip. Super jealous!
That mitten looks like such a fun knit. I’m glad you were able to get some fiber time in along the way. Did you end up have a favorite with the wineries and/or the wines?
Favorite is a tough call. We started out the trip at Benziger and enjoyed it so much we joined their wine club. Felt a little weird getting so excited about the very first winery we tried. But so it was. Also really enjoyed MacPhail. We did a Pinot Noir terroir tasting that was eye opening.
Your handspun is so fine and even – gorgeous!