More Wine Country to Love
I love California. Just when I think I have uncovered all this Garden of Eden has to offer, I come across another proverbial apple tree. This past weekend’s temptation was Bella Piazza in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley wine country. With scenery so stunning this time of year, I can only imagine how beautiful it will be when the old vine zins wake from their sleepy slumber later this spring.
Located just an hour and some change southeast of Sacramento, I envision the valley being what the Napa region might have been 25 – 30 years ago. No traffic, low crowds, free wine tasting and a refreshing realness about it all. Don’t get me wrong; Napa and I are one. I adore our graceful neighbor to the north. But for a lovely trip to the country, the homey wine region next door is worthy of a lifted glass. Cheers.