Best to do the Wine Tasting AFTER the Painting…

Luncheon View at Coppola Vineyard

Luncheon View at Coppola Vineyard

Russian River in Alexander Valley

Russian River in Alexander Valley

Only by luck, did we land in Alexander Valley – an iconic valley full of vineyards in Sonoma county. We camped right on the Russian River off a road with over 30 vineyards. I was able to get in a field study of the river early in the morning before we headed out to Coppola Vineyard.

We took a tour and learned a bit about mechanics of making and bottling wine that included tasting 5 different wines. Now those of you who know me, know it doesn’t take much to get me drunk – about 2 of those 5 tastings did the job! In defense, Dave & Rebecca insisted that we eat at the restaurant to help sober me up. What a trial – great food served on an a patio where we could enjoy the view of the vineyard and valley beyond!

Stryker Vineyard

Stryker Vineyard

A quick nap helped revived me to paint the Skyker Vineyard and the valley that was a couple miles down the road. I don’t know if it was the high winds or residue from the wine tasting, but 3 hours flew by quickly as I worked on a 16 x 12″ canvas. Workers were pruning vines across the street and stopped to chat but my Spanish was a little rusty. Another great day to paint, photograph and explore!

There have been 2 comments on “Best to do the Wine Tasting AFTER the Painting…

  1. Hi- I’m interested in purchasing the Stryker vineyard painting for a dear friend that is getting married there in August.
    Is it still for sale? If so, what’s the price? Thank you.

    Comment by Elaine Turner Reply ↓
    1. Hi Elaine – yes it is available! I sent you an email this morning with the details. let me know if you got it.

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