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Thanksgiving 2015 – 10 Days and Counting!

Up close and personal with an ancient Zinfandel vine

Old-Vine Zin vineyard – up close and personal!

Hi, my friends – welcome back! Sure is hard to believe that we’ve already passed the halfway mark, this November…

And even though our NorCal weather stays pretty mild as we move into winter, we do get the early sunsets, the frost-encrusted morning windshields, and the vibrantly colored leaves – especially those gracing our vineyards – that mark the start of The Holidays.

Since Thanksgiving is just a week from Thursday, I thought I’d lead up to the big event with a fun, festive and flavorsome Top 10 Countdown.

Scarlet leaves after the vines are pruned.

Scarlet leaves after the vines are pruned.

So, for each of the next ten days, I’ll be bringing you something to help kick off the season.

It might be a tasty recipe for your Turkey Day table, a wine tasting, some cool Farmers Market pix of our autumn bounty – or anything else intriguing that pops up between now and then.

Make sure to come back every day to see what’s new!

Here’s our first installment…

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10 DAYS AND COUNTING –
Fall Foliage, Wine Country Style!

To me, this vine looks draped with golden hair!

To me, this vine looks draped with golden hair!

The ‘vertible and I have been taking advantage of the recent clear skies – heading up to Wine Country, and exploring the post-harvest beauty of the vineyards.

Soon the vines will be bare. But for now, the changing leaves have been putting on quite a show.

 
 
 

Almost every color of the rainbow!

Autumn in Dry Creek – almost the whole rainbow!

From my convenient home base, the ‘vertible and I can be in Sonoma in under 15 minutes.

Napa is just a bit further on, and less-traveled (but no less worthy) wine regions, such as Mendocino and Livermore, are close enough for an easy day trip.

With postcard-pretty vineyards, stunning winery architecture and comfy tasting rooms, all four seasons in Wine Country are pretty darn gorgeous.

Subtle yellows on a Sonoma hillside

Subtle yellows glow on a terraced Sonoma hillside.

But I save a special spot in my heart for autumn. I hope these vineyard photos will show you exactly why.

And except for their brief captions, I’ll just let them speak for themselves

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I do hope you’ve enjoyed this colorful seasonal peek at Fall Foliage, Wine Country Style! Tomorrow, we’ll get an early start on National Zinfandel Day, with a heads-up on an amazing tasting event…

Until next time, my friends,
Cheers and happy tastings,
Rosina

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Cheers once again,
Rosina