If you’re looking for a great outing in the Bay Area wine country, consider the Wine and Food Affair in Northern Sonoma County on November 7th and 8th. Similar to other such “wine road” or “passport” events, participants purchase a ticket that provides them a glass and entrance to multiple wineries on a given route. In this case, you select one of the over 100 participating wineries to start your day’s journey which appears to avoid overcrowding at any one place. In addition to the wine tasting at each winery, one thing that looks great about this is that each location will be serving a favorite recipe which will be posted online on November 2nd. Also kudos to Wine Road, the event organizers who have given thought to designated drivers; they get to enjoy the food and the amazing scenery at a reduced rate.
One of our favorite wineries, Kachina Vineyards, will be participating and is hosting a book signing by none other than Andy Hyman, tour guide extraordinaire. Andy frequently brings Platypus Tour guests to Kachina Vinyards because vintners Greg and Nancy Chambers are such great hosts and, of course, the wine is great! Also, we like the fact that Kachina is 100% green; they are one of the few vineyards that are off the grid and run completely on solar energy. Most impressive. Their vineyards are also pesticide free and soon to be biodynamic.
Andy will be there to schmooze and sign Snob Free Wine Tasting Companion books on Sunday, November 8th, so do stop by and say “cheers”.