Throwback Thursday: Just Sitting Here a Little Boar'd

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

Boar Statue in Sonoma Valley Wine Country


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We've seen a number of boar statues on our travels, most of them in Italy. One was a very cool looking (as far as boars go) stuffed boar outside a butcher shop in the Piazza della Cisterna in San Gimignano, a very charming hill town in Tuscany and well worth a visit (we even had a boar dish at a local restaurant there, a common food in that area). We saw another in the town square in Greve in Tuscany, and no doubt others I am forgetting.


This boar statue was at a beautiful winery in the Sonoma Valley about 7 years ago - I believe it was the Viansa Winery.

Comments (20)

Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Jeff- I don't think I've ever seen a boar statue. That said, Larry had a stuffed Javelina once. Do you think that counts?

Aug 17, 2017 05:32 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

They are similar Kathy Streib and I say it counts. It's very popular in Brazil from what I recall.

The boar dishes I've had in Italy, depssite not eating much red meat, were very good.


Aug 17, 2017 06:18 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Oh my Jeff Dowler  you are Bored aren't you

Aug 17, 2017 08:35 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jeff I did not realize it was TBT today and I just posted a blog and I guess it qualifies for a TBT post, thank you for stopping in, Endre

Aug 17, 2017 10:04 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Jeff.

I'm fond of most anything dealing with pork. Besides the hog is our mascot for the University of Arkansas. 

Aug 18, 2017 02:38 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Jeff Dowler,

Nice statue and loved your title. I too enjoy the  boar dishes in Italy!

Aug 18, 2017 04:59 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Jeff... had no idea where you were going with this post based on the title... but you got me curious. That must be one amazing statute to see in real life.

Aug 18, 2017 05:04 AM
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Jeff, I like all the detail in his face, really gives him a great expression. I've never had boar but, would like to try it. Great title!

Aug 18, 2017 05:45 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

I wonder how they got that boar to pose for so long while they created the statue.

Aug 18, 2017 07:19 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Ha ha Hannah Williams  - I guess I was stretching for a title here.

You're welcome Endre Barath, Jr. . And thank you for stopping by, too! Enjoy your weekend!


Aug 18, 2017 08:56 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Guess I wasn't aware of that James Dray 

It was fun to see Dorie Dillard  although not my choice for statuary in my yard, lol.


Aug 18, 2017 09:15 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good Morning Jeff - the Boar and the back drop makes me want to take another wine tour.

Aug 18, 2017 09:23 AM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

So many wineries now in Sonoma and Napa and so little time. When we first moved to Sacramento, we thought we'd go there all the time; it's only 45 minutes, but it takes a special occasion. I remember an agent telling me she wanted to take me to lunch so I said sure, let's go to Yountville and she never asked me again. Although, Myrl Jeffcoat took me up on it once. We had snails.

Aug 18, 2017 12:19 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Jeff-That statue is very cool. Not Boar-d at all.

Aug 18, 2017 12:26 PM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

HI Jeff - We did see a lot of Boar statues in Italy and Spain. Did you go to the Torture Museum in San Gimignano? It was really gruesome, lots of old torture implements and displays that showed how they were used. A couple made my skin crawl. Have a great weekend!

Aug 18, 2017 01:46 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Who knew boars and wine went hand-in-hand?? A stuffed glad that you didn't showcase that particular one. I would be sad. 

Aug 18, 2017 04:16 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

I love Piazza della Cisterna in San Gimignano! I stayed 10 days on the Organic Farm that was in walking trails to it a couple years ago! I missed the boar statute in Tuscany, but then again, I don't eat meat. What a cool statue! Now I want to go back to San Gimignano!!! 

Aug 18, 2017 09:14 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

That is the only Boar'd I can imagine. Thanks for sharing the photo, it's a very cool statue. D

Aug 19, 2017 07:18 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Boars and wine.....hmmmm. So next time we go to Sonoma we'll say - Jeff meet us at the boar!

Aug 19, 2017 09:03 AM