Little wine trip

I just wrapped up a big summer project with InterVarsity called Marketplace Bay Area. After 9 long months of planning and then hosting the project over the last 7 weeks in a household filled with bright-eyed college students, I've been enjoying the past few days of quiet, staying home, and enjoying the little things. 

The day right after the project ended was a cloudy and gloomy early August day. David and I took a mini day trip north to find some sunshine. We found ourselves at the newish Ram's Gate Winery-- just a short 40 minute drive up on the way to Sonoma County. 

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We drove up with our good friends Brett and Kelsey, and sure enough we found just a little bit of sunshine peeking through the clouds! 

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Ram's Gate is famous for their Pinot Noirs. We got to taste a few-- and loved them! It was relaxing being in their open and beautiful tasting room. My favorite parts were the wine bottles that lined the walls and the vast vaulted ceilings.

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Sitting outside in the warm air was nice too, and on the way down to the pond at the edge of the winery we helped ourselves & sampled some of the wine grapes right off the vine! 

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It was a relaxing and wonderful day filled with delicious wine and tasty food, not to mention good conversations with friends. We can't wait to go back!