Throwback Thursday: How Far Would YOU go for a Wine Tasting?

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Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty of California, Inc. CA DRE #01490977

How Far Would YOU go for a Wine Tasting?

 

wine tasting sign in Sonoma CA

 

We enjoyed 2 wonderful days exploring Napa and Sonoma wine country back in 2010. It wasn't nearly enough time, but we covered a lot of territory and enjoyed some terrific wineries.

 

The Larson Family Winery is located on Sonoma Creek in Sonoma, down a country lane. We were greeted by this sign a short distance before the winery came into view and had to chuckle.

Comments (32)

Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Jeff, what a great sign. It's been a couple years since I've done a tasting. A visit to Sonoma is on my bucket list, I bet it's amazing!

Apr 20, 2017 06:29 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Maria Sapio  - this was our first venture to Napa and Sonoma and it was very special. And while we saw a number of big name wineries, this was was so cool because it was small and had a less commercial feel to it. And of course the sign was great!

Jeff

Apr 20, 2017 06:38 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Sheila Anderson  - Napa and Sonoma were wonderful in so many ways. The countryside is beautiful, but then Italy's is pretty spectacular too, especially Tuscany.

Dorie Dillard  - it was a blast and we look forward to another trip. The sign was great fun, and so non-commercial.

Jeff

Apr 20, 2017 06:40 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Guess who has the better end of THAT deal Will Hamm  LOL!

Now THAT is a combination Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Thanks for stopping by Kasey & John Boles . I would put it on your Must Do list...and it's not just all about wine there either.

Jeff

Apr 20, 2017 06:43 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Indeed it was Beth Atalay 

So can I assume you are attending Ron and Alexandra Seigel ?

We should have asked about the sign...there is probably an interesting history about it

Jeff

Apr 20, 2017 06:46 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

William Feela - a good wine tasting can be well worth the drive!

That occurred to me Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA . I also wondered how accurate it really was!

We were there during the week so it was not bad at all, and off season. Things have certainly changed, haven't they Dick Greenberg ?

It is so worth the trip Amanda S. Davidson . Do it!!

Jeff

Apr 20, 2017 06:50 PM
Amanda S. Davidson

Jeff Dowler when we go I'll be asking you for recommendations on where to stop!

Apr 21, 2017 05:33 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Amanda S. Davidson  - happy to help anytime


Jeff

Apr 21, 2017 07:22 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Jeff.  What a great sign, I wonder who did the math to come up with that distance  Regardless, it gets ones attention

Apr 21, 2017 01:43 AM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Well Jeff for a good glass of Cabernet I would walk a minimum of .41 mile!  I miss going to Napa & Sonoma and need to return.

Apr 21, 2017 04:48 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

The real question is, can you walk that far in a straight line? Oh who cares.

Apr 21, 2017 06:38 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Jeff -- specificity, right?   Nothing like a little levity to make a pour even richer.   

Apr 21, 2017 07:39 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Great sign, my son and daughter in law are out visiting Napa Valley this week, wonder if they will see this sign, not sure if they are going to Sonoma as well.

Apr 21, 2017 12:58 PM
Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Someone had a great sense of humor.  I worked at a travel agency (remember them?) in Napa a hundred years ago.  Loved my beautiful drive to work every day.

Apr 21, 2017 01:01 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

That occured to me as well James Dray  Or maybe they just made it up!

I would do the same Ginny Gorman  Sounds like it's time for a trip for you!

Jeff

Apr 21, 2017 07:23 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Ha ha Joe Pryor  Better on the way TO the winery than when leaving!

Someone there has a precise mind...or is very clever Michael Jacobs . A for the pours, they were delightful.

Jeff

Apr 21, 2017 07:24 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Nick & Trudy Vandekar  - this was some years ago so it may not even be there in Sonoma. Hope your son and daughter-in-law have a wonderful time! Sonoma is very close to Napa, BTW.

Jeff

Apr 21, 2017 10:46 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Wow Pamela Cendejas  that goes back a bit.

But what a gorgeous place to live and work!

Enjoy your weekend!

Jeff

Apr 21, 2017 10:47 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Jeff Dowler - That certainly is a great sign. You will turn your head and do a double take!  We had no wine tasting rooms in Sedona a few years ago and now we have at least 3 within 10 minutes of our home!

Apr 22, 2017 05:19 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

What fun that must be Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

Wine tasting, and wineries, have become big business, haven't they?

Jeff

Apr 22, 2017 08:03 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

No snooty winemaker here!! Good for them and ya gotta love a sign that makes you chuckle. 

I spent my birthday this week at this vineyard:

David Hill Vineyards and Winery-photo by Gayle Rich-Boxman 4.10.17

Apr 23, 2017 11:29 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate 

Wow, how beautiful. What a terrific place to have a birthday celebration!

No wine snobbery here, either - I don't know enough about it, but I know what I like, and don't!

Jeff

Apr 23, 2017 11:41 AM