Thoughts are turning to comfort food, big red wines and catching up with good friends and family and Geyserville has you covered on all accounts. How is it that this one street town manages to have awesome restaurants, unique tasting rooms, great coffee and the most eclectic bunch of shops this side of S.F.? It’s the people, that make it happen, that’s how. Community fosters and supports it all and no time is this more obvious than the holidays.
I love where I live, I love sharing it with friends and family, showing of mountains with geyser puffs for hats, vineyards that tell the seasons and the community spirit obvious to anyone who spends any time in the main street. When you come to Geyserville it is amazing how much time you can spend in a town with one main street, so come make a day of it.
Start your day with a clean palate and visit any one of the five tasting rooms start at Locals and visit 9 wineries in one spot or get the individual experience at Mercury, Ramazotti, 128 or Meeker tasting rooms. After you have taken on a rosy glow, slip to either top notch restaurant, Catelli’s or Diavola (yes that two awesome restaurants in one main street!) they both can provide a light or substantial meal and are open lunch and dinner.
There are plenty of other attractions to round out your day whether it is shopping for antiques, browsing in the Pop Up Shop next to Locals, or what could be one of the oldest and most interesting hardware stores Bosworth & Sons or checking out the fabulous Art at the southern end of Geyserville avenue,sipping on an afterenoon coffee from Mud Café. Finish your day by taking a walk down to the river and sharing that lovely bottle of wine as you watch Geyser Mountain change color with the sunset.
A day in Geyserville is not to be missed
The feeling I have at this vineyard is pretty amazing. It’s one of those that has a really special feeling. We are at the top of Sonoma mountain.
Wonderful spot. The flavors are absolutely stunning. Thus fruit is going to Paradise Ridge Winery. It will be outstanding. For any of you that have not been to this winery you should. Right out of Santa Rosa. The art up there is incredible. Huge interactive pieces.
Today is also interesting when the film crew shows up and it’s a brother of a friend I grew up with in Reno.
Also picking late harvest is rather tricky. You train the guys all year to not pick what we are picking today. They look at me like really. We are going to pick that. A little confusing. But within a matter of minutes we are off and running.
Finishing up harvest is like you let a hundred kids out to play and now it’s nap time and it’s time p put all the vines to bed. That’s the feeling. No grapes left on the vine. We harvested around 1500 tons this year.
Success is the ability to be happy. Today I have an amazing wife, two absolutely amazing children, an awesome family and true friends. This is success. THINGS are not the part of success I am looking for. I am so grateful today. To start it off the weather is perfect. My favorite time of year. Brisk at a night, chilly mornings and mildly hot afternoons.
Be humble, do things for others without expecting anything in return. It’s an amazing feeling.
Tomorrow, my son and I get to go to a niners game. Looking forward to it. It will surely be an adventure. Taking Bart from Richmond, hopping on a few busses and then the game.
The girls, well you know. Probably will involve something on the beauty side.
Have a great day!
I want to say thank you to all that have been reading this. I hope to continue throughout the season. I will do weekly updates from here on out and any other important stuff I think you might like. This writing daily, well almost daily has helped me do something that was out of my comfort zone. It actually helps my brain unwind. I have enjoyed it very much as well.
I went to Pink last night in Oakland, she was awesome. What a little hit rod. Not as hot as my wife but hot. We drove to the Richmond BART and hopped on there from Geyserville. It worked perfectly. Avoided all the headaches of 101 and actually made it. Last time we tried to go to Oakland to see U2 we never made it due to traffic and parking.
Now we are in Reno for the day to pick up my little ones. Well not so little anymore. I am very excited I am able to spend time with them.
Helping a buddy out. Then we will almost finish Kick Ranch. It’s time. I am excited. I am leaving to get met kids Thursday. But in the morning of Thursday. I am picking some mountain Cabernet. At Berler vineyard. Then Hobbs. Nathan Coombs. Napa. Very exciting. Then we are off to see Pink in Oakland. Then drive to Reno.
I am sitting here and I turned the television on. That is not normal. First off I don’t really watch tv. I use tv. To fall asleep every now and then. Had some amazing Mojarra Fritta. Whole fried Tilapia. At Chileno’s in Santa Rosa on 4th. And College. So good. Are with some of the boys. Then proceeded to have a crazy day. Now enjoying some Ben and Jerry’s Coffee Heath Bar Crunch.
Life is good. Kind of worried about slowing down. I don’t like slowing down. Tomorrow I finish Kick Ranch. What to do. What to do. Well now it’s time to start cleaning up. Improving where improvement is needed. Finishing un finished projects.
Here piggy, piggy! Yup this is a pretty darn awesome party. The Locals Piggy party. Wow. What a blast. And of course the food. Well it was just Diavola. Porchetta. Holy shit! Roasted veggies and some polenta with some stuff in it. Such nice people we sat with. The owners of The Shed. Check them out. Downtown Healdsburg. I want my future house to be similar to the shed.
My wife has her photo booth. People are having so much fun with this. Check out Joy Squad. She will surely bring some Joy to any party.
Thanks Carolyn for having us.
P. S. The DJ is rocking the odd fellows building tonight. Who thought you could have so much fun in Geyseville. If these walls could talk.