We celebrated Julie's (milestone) birthday a little early by spending 5 days in northern Sonoma County wine country in California with 8 friends over the recent Labor Day holiday. Julie made all the arrangements for the trip, including special wine tastings, lunches and dinners, including a private dinner in the aging room at one of the wineries.
Although I have been serious about photography about 40 years longer than she has been, she is now a better photographer than me, as regular readers of her Scottsdale Daily Photo and Viva la Voyage photo blogs are able to attest.
I am sure Julie will be showing some photos from our Sonoma wine trip in the future on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site. We enjoy Sonoma County more than neighboring Napa, as it is not as crowded, less traffic, the wine tastings are more relaxed and less touristy, and the wines in the Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and Alexander Valley are some of our favorites.