Monday, June 17, 2019
I could have posted a pic of the traffic through LA, but wine sounded better. Our trip was for a client of Steve’s who lives in Los Osos. My idea was to break up the trip a bit, so I could see my cousins that I haven’t seen since my mom passed away over 7 years ago. My born into family went to Santa Maria for Thanksgiving a few years in a row when I was in my late 20’s, early 30’s. I learned a lot about wine through my cousin Lon who had a farm in Santa Maria and has since moved to downsize, grows grapes for the wine industry and started off our short visit with this delicious wine.
We started our tour and history day with breakfast at Cracker Barrel in Santa Maria. The most delicious pancakes with crispy edges.
My cousin took us on a history tour of Santa Maria and nearby Orcutt. It was about 90 degrees outside
Fess Parker’s Winery is so gorgeous. I tasted some great red wines and a port. Bought Fess Parker Rodney’s Vineyard Syrah 2016, The Big Easy and Traditional Port Style Red Wine
My cousins gathered for lunch and it was such fun!
Los Osos. Warm the first day, and freezing the next. Love this view
One thing I love about where we stayed was their beautiful gardens that the owner planned out carefully.
We had a lovely time with family and friends on this trip. Now back to reality.
Steve bought Theo Derbyshire a coon hat at Fess Parker’s winery. The hat makes the bear. You can follow him on Instagram @theoderpyshire