Diane Blum

Freelance Writer

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Whether you have a lazy day or a memorable event to plan, Silicon Valley Wineries are here to satisfy your every need and desire. Enjoy the simple pleasures of a delicious afternoon with friends, surrounded by acres of lush wine country and picturesque mountain views. Escape to Old Italy, and don’t forget your picnic. Sip the Almond Sparkling Wine at Guglielmo while toasting your day. Golfing at Cordevalle? Make it an even more extraordinary day; enjoy the Viognier next door at Clos La Chance, and linger on for the view. Visit Sycamore Creek and taste the Cabernet from atop one of their quaint tasting barrels…can’t you almost smell the black cherry, vanilla, cocoa and spice? Friends coming to town? Take a breathtaking drive and find the secret oasis of Martin Ranch. Attend a “Bottle your own” event and everyone leaves happy and well-stocked with their own creations.

Sit among towering redwoods at Fortino, and lose yourself in the velvety blackberry aroma of their Carignan. Cool yourself off with one of Hecker Pass Winery’s sweet dessert wines. Try a splash of Muscat over some chilled fresh peaches, and taste the cool flavor explosion. No worries if you miss the barrel tasting at Solis, just enjoy their very seductive, Seducente, instead. At Savannah Chanelle, find delicious Pinot Noirs in the middle of the forest. And watch out for the very impressive Rattlesnake Rock Syrah offered at Big Basin Vineyards. Can’t get the afternoon off? Enjoy a wine and appetizer pairing over lunch near the Shark Tank at J. Lohr, and don’t forget to bring home a bottle of their White Riesling.

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