Monday, February 21, 2011


If I could use one word to sum up my wonderful weekend in Santa Ynez, it would be Jenga. Due to the fact that we had some seriously heavy rain all of Friday and Saturday, I played more Jenga in two days than I have in my entire life. And it was amazing.

We braved the rain and ventured out to several wineries on Saturday. Our itinerary included Firestone, Zaca Mesa, Curtis, and Gainey. Gainey ended up being everyone's favorite because their Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Sauvingon Blanc were outstanding.

Other highlights from the weekend included:

A delicious meal at The Hitching Post (of "Sideways" fame). My favorite part was the so simple, yet so good roasted garlic with crostini.


The beautiful view from the backyard of our house. It FINALLY decided to clear up as we left on Sunday.


Last but certainly not least...a stop at Cold Spring Tavern for the world's best Tri-Tip sandwiches.