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Sonoma is open for business!

We had a lovely weekend in Sonoma October 7 and 8. The sun was shining and the temperature was in the mid-80s. We walked a couple miles to get to Sonoma Plaza, just as peaceful as we remembered it from … Continue reading

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The Chilean Connection: cows, wine, and Michigan Tech

We visited just one winery in Chile, Kingston Family Vineyards, and we think we picked the best one! Kingston was identified as one of the best Chilean wineries to visit and it was on our route between Santiago and Valparaiso. Surprisingly we found out we had … Continue reading

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Wines of Mendoza, malbecs and more

It’s two weeks before harvest starts in Mendoza. Wine makers are a bit nervous about this year’s vintage because the area has had twice the normal amount of rain this season. Many of the vineyards have netting over the vines because … Continue reading

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Our Argentinean Food Experience

Beef. It’s what’s for dinner in Argentina. Much more, of course. We went to a top-rated restaurant early in our stay in Buenos Aires. It’s called The Argentine Experience and sounds like a touristy activity, but it was actually very … Continue reading

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What’s north of Sydney? Wine! – February 2015

We’ve been to the northern and southern parts of eastern Australia before, but everything in between is vast unexplored territory for us. Our first stop is wine country, of course. The Hunter Valley in New South Wales is renowned for … Continue reading

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New Zealand South Island Scenery – January and February 2015

If you’re a Hobbit fan, you may have already seen all the landscapes we found on the South Island. For us, there was something new and exciting around every corner. The South Island is 500 miles long and the “Southern Alps” … Continue reading

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Sayonara SONOMA!! (November 2014)

The month in Sonoma has passed with a whirlwind of activities with family and friends (and wineries). Here are a few more tidbits from the trip.     And so we say goodbye to Sonoma…until next time.    

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Sonoma – the other wine valley. Starting November 1 and still going

Two years ago we celebrated another Christmas with California O’Connells and decided that it would be great to move to Sonoma when we retired. So here we are, moved to Sonoma…for one month. We’ve found our new favorite winery, Buena … Continue reading

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Winery Hopping in Napa November 3 (Day 63)

We’ve reached the promised land, the promised land of vineyards at least.  We’ve been told that there are 1,000 wineries in Napa and Sonoma…and we’re going to try them all! (even if it kills us) Yesterday was a total veg … Continue reading

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