What a dream for me and my wife to be invited to a wineyard in Napa Valley in California. Private Guide. Manager herself.
After all, it’s a long distance between Norway and Napa. And the wineyards there, wow, we had many years ago seen a soap TV from, I’ve forgotten the name, but the only thing I do remeber is that one of the main actresses once were married to a certain Ronald.
We left from just outside Sacramento, Rande, Anna and me, in what we thought was in due time. After all, it was not that many miles to drive. But, TRAFFIC, in the Bay Area and the areas inside do give you some surprises. Not unexpected for Bay-Area citizen, but not mentally wanted, we arrived too late. (A cellphone is from time time a handy gadget when you need to give messages).
Well, as a result we started at the end: Luncheon with the CEO of ZD Wines, Julie. We had a very agreeable lunch, I must admit, sitting outdoor in an a lovely green park. So nice to sit outdoor with relaxing, intellectual, refecting and really nice people. And Julie is also an artist. Look at her glasspainting.
However, we were to late to the special given ”sightseeing” at the ZD Winery. But Anna and I said to Rande, which he too insisted, we shall go there. And we did. What a guide we had. Barbie Jamieson. She is also president of PAWA.
ZD Wines is a small wineyard. Their land is limited, so they compete with high quality wines. We were there at the very last day of bottling last years wine harvest. Before the wines are bottled the floating grapes are so lucky they live in barrels made from oak, mostly from France and some from Portugal, and may be from US (if quality OK).
Thanks to Barbie, my Scottish American Wine-Guide. That was a guidence I’ll never forget.