I've always had a problem with the saying, "Like a kid in a toy store." When I was a kid in a toy store it was a bittersweet experience. There I was, in a magical place that seemed to stretch to the ends of the earth and up into the sky. Everywhere I looked there was something I wanted to take home with me. But outside the store I had been reminded - I could only have one.
The saying should be changed to, "Like an adult with a good paying job and a bonus to spend in a toy store." This better reflects the joy of encountering a place where you find plenty of something you are quite fond of without worrying about inflicting serious damage to your wallet.
I'm a big fan of any event that makes me feel like an adult with a good paying job and a bonus to spend at a toy store (okay, maybe that is a bit wordy). That is why I will be attending Sonoma Valley Crush Weekend presented by Heart of Sonoma Valley Winery Association. Your $45 Weekend Tasting Pass allows you to choose from special wine tastings and activities at 16 wineries on September 18 & 19, 2010. Visit the new Audelssa Estate Winery tasting room, stop by the Biodynamic/organic/sustainably farmed Benziger Family Winery, enjoy a tasting in Deerfield Ranch Winery's wine cave, meet the winemaker at Enkidu Wines, sample fruit before it becomes wine at Eric Ross Winery, take in the art and wine at Imagery Estate Winery, taste barrel samples at Kaz Vineyard & Winery, and be treated to a special private reserve tasting at Kenwood Vineyards.
You'll also celebrate Kunde Family Estate's 105th harvest, listen to live music while tasting wine and snacking on Chicago Hot Dog creations at Landmark Vineyards, indulge in advance tastings of new releases from Loxton Cellars, purchase delicious wines at a great discount at Mayo Family Winery, meet the winemakers in a fun and intimate setting at Muscardini Cellars & Ty Caton Vineyards, have a bite of Pinot Pie at Paradise Ridge Winery's Kenwood tasting room, learn about the Old World Style of winemaking at VJB Vineyard & Cellars, and taste sold out in-high-demand library wines at Wellington Vineyards.
These are the choices included for just the weekend pass! There are more special events offered from September 15 to 19 that can be reserved separately at each winery. These special, harvest events include gourmet meals with winemakers, a horse-drawn wagon ride through the vineyards, hands-on tours to experience the winemaking process, and more. Click here for details.
This weekend should definitely be enjoyed in the safe and experienced hands of a Pure Luxury chauffeur. We make it easy to reserve your private transportation - you can call or email us, or chat with a Reservations Agent online. It's time to have fun in the heart of beautiful Sonoma Valley!