These past four months have been a whirlwind. I am selling my home of 18 years, so to stay sane through it all, let me tell you about an amazing distraction - Bella Vineyard and Wine Caves. Then again, maybe I should keep it a secret... I discovered this gem of a winery not long ago at the far end of the Dry Creek Valley just next door to Sonoma. I was bewitched by the warmth of the locale and in pure admiration of the creativity throughout. I was 'home'. I smiled at the basket filled with hula hoops laying under the shade of a very old olive tree. The displays on the shelves, the simplicity of the decor, the straight lines, the votives lit at 11am in the back of the cellar. A growler of rosé or white wine? Yes - original, most definitely, and so perfect. I know that I could move in if given the opportunity. Join me.
As you can see Bella is an exquisite find. Do go. Do linger. Do taste. Better yet, sign up for their Unleash the Beast Tour - you will tour the cave, you will walk and see these old vines up close; you will linger in their private tasting room. You will picnic on the lawn - and very quickly you will say... this is good for the soul.
Now onwards to finding my new home!
Enjoy as always, Adeline