Favorite Places

Some of the favorite places we have visited over the years in our quest for wine:

Pouring a glass of local Colorado wine adjacent to a snow patch in Colorado's Cottonwood Pass. Colorado Cottonwood Pass snow patch was excellent for chilling a local Colorado white wine. Steve at the Cottonwood Pass marker near Buena Vista Colorado.

July 2003 at Cottonwood Pass, near Buena Vista Colorado, after hiking over to a snow field which made an excellent natural wine chiller.

Eating oysters at the Hog Island Oyster Farm on Tomales Bay north of San Francisco.

The Hog Island Oyster Farm in July 2012 – located on Tomales Bay just north of Pt. Reyes California – the oysters paired nicely with Domain Carneros Brut.

Viewed from the ferry boat, the Empress Hotel in Victoria British Columbia, home of High Tea.

August of 2009, just after Steve retired, The Empress Hotel in Victoria British Columbia serves an excellent High Tea, and Sparkling wine goes very well with it.

The historic Lake Quinault Lodge on Washington's Olympic Penninsula.

September 2003 at the Lake Quinault Lodge on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington Рwonderful setting to enjoy a glass of wine, some great ones from Washington; and the Martinis there were great as well.

Lake Quinault as seen from the Lodge on the Olympic Peninsula.

The Just Inn at Justin Winery in Paso Robles.

The Just Inn, B & B at Justin Winery near Paso Robles, November 2002.

A tree in the fall vineyard colors as viewed from the Just Inn.