Heaven Condensed: TR’s Summer Ramblings
Wine Road Summertime- and the living is easy….view from the terrace @ Merriam.
Recently traveling Wine Road through the warmth and soft-light of summertime, I visit Merriam Vineyards, a hop-skip-and-a-jump from downtown Healdsburg on Los Amigos Road, visible from Highway 101 as that gorgeous set of buildings and vineyards on the east side of the freeway. (Eastside Regatta Event is this weekend: 11am – 4pm, Saturday, 4 August!)
Image/Design: Tony Logan Immordino Design
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I am at Merriam for an industry event- and what a time I have! I am with Stacie Tamaki, Flirty Blog, enjoying her company and her further lessons in photography on my Wine Road Camera:
Stacie Tamaki demonstrates the food blogger skill of Capturing the Delicious Food.
Feeling nautical at the Merriam TR…very yar…
Zin Restaurant caters the event….
Zin Restaurant Portable Wall o’ Fire with delicious pork a-roasting away….
Chef Jeff Mall at the Portable Wall o’ Fire.
Stacie and I move into the winery…
Barrel Tasting! (Hey! Isn’t that Winemaker Dave Herzberg on the right!?)
Practice, practice, practice….
Stacie’s post outlines the food in delicious detail- click here.
Next we are off and running to the Alexander Valley- specifically to that icon of deliciousness, Jimtown Store- these photos are actually taken over two days- we went back for lunch! Click here for Stacie’s take on the day.
Jimtown, Alexander Valley, The Truck.
Ready for my closeup, Mr. DeMille.
Patio at Jimtown.
Antiques and toys in the back.
Toys from when I was a wee child…though usually sans the white rat in the sink….
From left: Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini and good old Joe Stalin: NUTS!
Brie & Jimtown Chopped Olive Spread; toasted…heavenly condensed….
Gingery cookie denouement extraordinaire.
Stacie coaching; Tracy practicing…photo by Stacie Tamaki.
From Left, by Stacie Tamaki: Carrie Brown, Queen of Jimtown, and Tracy- hey, is this one of those sister-sister separated at birth shots? (Tiny Chickens available for sale- Stacie and I both got one….)
Heading just up the road now to Stonestreet Wines:
I LOVE these Stonestreet planters with feet- mucho Medieval.
These Summertime perambulations are just part of living along the Wine Road…truly Heaven Condensed.
Here’s looking at you, kids.