Last weekend Kyle and I attended the Santa Barbara County Wine Festival with Kyle’s parents and sister. We went, not only to attend, but to launch the wine from the new family vineyard. Don’t worry, I didn’t do any drinking, I poured the wine. Sierra Madre Vineyard is the name of our family wine label and we currently have a Pinot Noir and a Chardonnay available. We received wonderful reviews from the people at the festival, and can’t wait till next year. Here are some photos from the festival.
Saturday night we were fortunate enough to be able to stay on a 3100 acre ranch. Yes, you read right, 3100 acres! It was beautiful. The ranch has not only beautiful rolling hills and babbling brooks, but you can see Angus cows, horses, bobcats, red tipped ravens, and if you’re lucky, one of the 2 bald eagles that live on the property. The ranch house we stayed in was beautiful and there was truly a sense of the serenity God must have been feeling when he looked at his creation a long time ago. Here are some photos of the ranch.
On Sunday we all piled in the car and visited several vineyards: Kenneth Volk, and ABC were just two of the 5 we visited. We ended the afternoon visiting the Sierra Madre Vineyards to see where the grapes growing our highly praised wine are grown. The vineyard is 500 acres of beauty.