Taste of Sonoma
2013 saw Gina Gallo balancing a new family (twin girls), a growing wine empire, and the day-to-day minutia related to the tireless enterprise of winemaking.
There was (of course) much tomfoolery to be had, with full grown adults, including your humble narrators, willfully playing the part.
As you'll find out, little did I know I'd find myself in a dispute over a swing on this special day (sigh - see video below for more on that kerfuffle).
Dressed in some sort of medieval outfit, featuring a top hat, and with a sword at his side, Jean-Charles Boisset was an effervescent host. There were lots of hugs (oh, the love!), story-telling (oh, the stories!), and ... speeches (oh, the speeches!).
Sonoma Wine Country Weekend hosts include Francis Ford Coppola Winery (Sonoma Starlight Supper Club), MacMurray Ranch Winery (Taste of Sonoma), Chateau Ste. Jean (Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction) plus scores of other wineries across Sonoma County.
According to organizers, to date, more than $10 million has been raised jointly by the Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Foundation and Sonoma County Vintners.