It was a long one, 9-5, but totally worth it.
I live up north and my whole family is in the grape business. My father sells his grapes for jams and jellies. My mother makes grape oriented skin care products. My brother makes wine with the grapes. Anytime I go on a vacation that is in a wine area, I have to tour some wineries. I like to see the different grapes and taste the wines. I recently went on a trip to California. I was in Santa Barbara of all places. I am glad that I did a wine tour in that area instead of the tried and true Napa Valley wine tour in San Francisco. My wine tour actually had two guides that drove you around in a mercedes benz. You got to see different wineries, vineyards and barrel rooms. The tour was educational and entertaining. I liked seeing all different parts of the grape process. I took plenty of pictures and tried a ton of things. There were plenty of opportunities to buy wine, grapes, jams and jellies which I did. The end of the tour is an all organic lunch in one of the vineyards. It made for a nice little end to the tour. It was a long one, 9-5, but totally worth it. I really enjoyed the lunch and thought that it could be a romantic date excursion. Sure it is a little big and expensive for a first date, but a boyfriend and girlfriend would really enjoy it I think. Eating out in the grape fields was such a fun experience that I want to do it back home in the north. However, you don’t have access to legal weed to light up while you eat in the north though.