|Main St. Historic Winter's Ca|
A couple of weeks ago my husband and myself spent the weekend in Winters California, a small town of just over 7,000 people in Yolo County. We did not actually spend the night, instead deciding to go back after having stopped there this particular Saturday, as a way to spend the day before going to a car show in Woodland Ca., called Midnight Mass later that day. We had done some wine tasting at the two wine tasting rooms in the historic district, Turkovich and Berryessa.... there are other places that serve wine or have a wine bar, but actual winery tasting rooms there is only two.
The first day that we had stopped in, it had been a number of years since we had been in to do any wine tasting or to sample the cheeses that they also offer for sale there. We enjoyed each of the offerings, but one sparkling wine, a reserved Brut, made in the traditional way that Champagne has been made for centuries, was in one word, DIVINE! From the golden color, to the aroma to the way the bubbles never died off grabbed our attention, sadly, it was not something we could purchase that day as we, as mentioned were headed off to other destinations and with the weather being what it is has been, it could not be shipped. We decided right then and there that we would make the 40 or so minute drive back to purchase a bottle, or two. Flash forward to Sunday, we did just that....before going back to Turkovich however we choose to go have a bite to eat. We found a wonderful Mexican food place that fit the need for substance and for a craving that has been nagging at me.
|If you are ever in Winters Ca, and need to pad your belly|
before doing some wine tasting, this is the place. Great food,
and reasonably priced!
|Plus they have these beautiful circle skirts decorating|
all the walls. Sorry for the glare...could not disturb the
|I think this one was my favorite....|
|Or maybe this one was!|
After getting our fill of the yummy food at Chuy's , we headed back down to Turkovich to sample that yummy bubbly again, and this time we would not leave without a bottle, maybe two.
After revisiting and trying some new wine offerings, we headed up hwy 128 to our other long time favorite Nichelini , the oldest family ran winery in the Napa area and one that has been both owned, ran and the wine made by one of the family members since it's conception. It is always as I said a favorite and worth the drive to it's remote location right along the highway between Winters and Napa. You are always greeted with a warm smile and friendly hello, and get to taste some amazing wine poured (weather allowing) among the trees, greenery and singing birds, poured by a family member. If you are lucky you will get a few family history lessons as well.
|Parking is limited and the walk from where you do park |
and where the entrance of the winery is can be a little scary,
so do be careful and aware of cars.
What you see here is across the road from the
Nichelini homestead and tasting rooms.
|Down a couple of flights of stairs await good times and|
Until Next Time....
*skirt is from Kitschy Kitty's Clothing Shop
Purse by Sourpuss Clothing
Petticoat from Malco Modes
Blouse is thrifted and brooch is
Earrings are by Twinkleburst
Sunglasses by Retro Betty SLC.