I like to TRY to keep this blog just for our California visits, which is why I called it "Sand to Sea to Mountains". California has deserts, an ocean, and LOTS of mountains. It also has wineries in both Northern California and Southern California.
Last December we traveled to Paso Robles and Napa to visit my husband's sister. She owns 10 acres of vines up by Deer Mountain, above Napa. He likes to go up there and cook a big dinner for the family (pasta) and she provides the wine! What a great idea! Anyway, since we had our daughter and her BF along, we stopped along the way to visit some great wineries! Ridge is one of them. While a bit pricey for us, she and her BF got to stop and try some of their wines. (HA! I was the "designated driver"). Their wines are available in stores down here in So. Cal, so nobody bought any wine there, but we did enjoy our visit to Ridge. See the old wine press? And, look down the rows and rows of barrels!