Saturday was day 2 of the Wine Bloggers Conference and started off with a beautiful hike in the Northern Alexander Valley. The hike started with a easy stroll through Rodney Strong vineyards where we tasted Muscat off the vine and was followed buy a beautiful but steep hike up their Rockaway vineyard. At the top we were treated with a delicious box lunch from Jimtown and wines from Rodney Strong included their famous Rockaway Cabernet.
Getting of an overview of our hike
Erika Strum and Nick Gorevic tasting Muscat
Pruned Muscat vines
start of the steep hike up Rockaway
Rockaway back label
Rockaway and surrounding mountains
After our trip to Alexander Valley we headed back for the breakout sessions of the conference. I didn’t take any pictures during the sessions but make sure to look for my post on wine blogger credibility. After the breakout sessions we were treated to a Grand Tasting of Sonoma wines.
Plethora of Sonoma wines
me, Becky and Lenn enjoying Sonoma wines
After tasting through Sonoma, my palate was sufficently fried and I was getting hungry for our dinner at Sebastiani winery. At dinner we were treated to Alice Fiering giving a keynote address. Unfortunately my pictures of her didn’t turn out, sad because I did want graphical evidence that she came to California. haha
A little cheese and wine before dinner
The usual suspects
look at all those vegetarian options!!
After dinner we poured ourselves onto the buses to head back to the Flamingo for another “after party” where Doug from Able Grape
brought an amazing selection of his wines to share as well as El Jefe from Twisted Oak who brought the Skulls
Attentively awaiting the next selection
I think it is safe to assume that another stellar day was had by all.