Get In Here!!!

For our last research Friday of the school year (back in June) Jenny, Julia, and I (and even Carl managed to joined in the fun) headed for El Sol Winery.  I love this place!  We’ve made several trips back since.

I had been wanting to visit this winery for 2 very good reason.  #1 I love the label and #2 the name of this winery, El Sol, speaks to me.  Ah the sun!  Well let me tell you, the experience was everything I was hoping for, warm, friendly, and fun.  The tasting room was casual and beautiful.  The view was simple yet amazing at the same time.  I also could have sat outside at the patio table all afternoon just soaking in that warm summer breeze and that peaceful golden hill.  The wine was great and was very reasonably priced.  I loved the sparkling wine and the reds so I decided to bring home a bottle of the “seat of my pants”, one of the red blends.  We met Hal, the wine maker, who is a retired fire fighter.  Hal is a regular guy that you can’t help but take a liking to.  He loves what he does and loves people.

The best wine of all was in the barrel room.  It was a soon to be released, 2005 Syrah.  When you go to El Sol, make sure you get to try it.  My kind of wine.  All I can say is WOW!!!  I should also mention, they have the best wine club in town.

I have to be honest though, competing for my attention over the wine was the art by Sonja Paz (who also designed the label for El Sol).  There was also some beautiful jewelry displayed in the tasting room.  Talk about a place to go with your girlfriends!  I left the winery that day with a silver ring, a compact silver mirror, a magnet with more of Sonja’s art work to brighten my fridge, and my bottle of wine which was also wearing that colorful label.  El Sol is absolutely one of my favorite wineries in Livermore. Go check them out!

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