This weekend has been absolutely amazing and I’m so sad it’s coming to an end. My friend Anna is getting married in May (in Santorini, Greece!!) so we had a bachelorette party this weekend in Sonoma. The house we rented is absolutely incredible and I would definitely recommend it if you ever visit. The owners were really nice to work with too.
After we settled into the house, we headed into town to grab an early dinner at El Dorado Kitchen. We started with truffle fries which were unbelievable – seriously the best fries I’ve ever had. I also had an awesome cocktail with gin, lemongrass, lychee, lime and rosemary cocktail. I made up my own entree because I really wanted one of their salads but also really wanted scallops, but I wasn’t too excited about the sides with the scallops entree, so I just had scallops on the side of the asparagus and prosciutto salad. It was all a bit salty together but still awesome.
The next morning we geared up for a day of winery tours. We used Terrific Tours for our driving service, and they were super helpful leading up to the trip, helping us make an itinerary that made sense and hit a good variety of vineyards and tasting rooms. And, our driver helped keep us on track to make it to our appointments when the wine made us much more easy going and distracted. 😉 My friend Meg recommended them to me after she had a great experience on her last Sonoma trip, so that’s two groups of people who can vouch for them. They were also way more affordable than other wine tour/van drivers we emailed.
Our first stop was at Hawkes Wine tasting room. This was my favorite stop of the day; their patio is amazing, I really liked all their wines, and they had an awesome plate of food pairings to try with the wines.
Our next stop was the Larson Family Winery. There was event happening here so it was pretty lively with a DJ, corn hole, and a lot of people. It was really fun.
They had three dogs wandering around the place and this guy totally took advantage of belly rubs from everyone at the winery. That dog has a rough life, living at a winery. 😉
The event ticket came with an oyster, and I won another free oyster upon entry. Lucky me!
These were soooo good. The BBQ oyster was awesome, but the raw one was unbelievable. I still can’t believe I like raw oysters…