Pre-Lunch Wine Tasting & Lunch! (Page Two)
We arranged for perfect weather!
Stop #1 - A Short Walk To LaFond
Two and a half blocks off of State Street
Did You Know? -
Pierre graduated in architecture from McGill University in Montreal. He has lived in Santa Barbara
since 1957. After practicing architecture for several years he became interested in business.
He started Santa Barbara Winery in 1962, the first winery in Santa Barbara County since prohibition. Pierre and his wife, Wendy Foster, operate several businesses in Santa Barbara including clothing stores, gourmet markets and a gift store
Tony and Michele make the tasting decision!
Kathy and Ed are looking for "reds"
A lot of deciding going on here!
LaFond has a nice tasting room
Alec and Sarah enjoying the tasting
Love the wine bus!
Stop #2 - Pali Winery (Across the Street From LaFond)
Did You Know? - This year is Pali's 10 year anniversary! In 2005, entrepreneurs Tim Perr and Scott Knight pooled their resources and their passions to found a winery dedicated to producing small lots of artisanal Pinot Noir, their favorite varietal.
They named their winery "Pali" after their beautiful, coastal hometown of Pacific Palisades, located on the west side of Los Angeles. Many of the wines bear names of Pacific Palisades neighborhoods (Huntington, Riviera, Bluffs and Alphabets) and streets (Charm Acres).
In 2007, after producing two successful vintages of Pinot Noir, Pali outgrew its small, "garagista" style production facility in Lompoc.
They built a new, larger, state of the art winery. The new Pali winery was Lompoc's first building erected for the purpose of wine making.
Steve and Meryalyce think BBQ
What to do with old wine bottles!
Bob Villa shows how it is done
Terey and Walter decided to walk to the lunch venue early!
Stop #3 - Santa Barbara Winery
Michele and Angie are ready to taste
Tony stands behind them just in case!
The girls are guzzling and sharing their thoughts about the wine
See... Drinking wine makes you hair go green!
Paul wants to know if it will grow hair!
"Nancy... ready for a drink?" (Courtesy of Bob Duda)
Ed loves the reds!
Someone gave Paul some breads sticks and the rest is history!
Mike was assisting Paul (Courtesy of Ed Roberts)
Fred, Sue, and Paul
The kids changed color and ignored Paul - Good idea!
You meet the strangest people in places like this!
We Head For Lunch At Blush!
...or so the story goes!
We walked to BLUSH for lunch!
Thank you Mr. iPhone!
Paul is chugging right along and misses the restaurant....
After hearing all the yelling, we turn around to see this!
How did we miss it?
Time For Lunch
They had the table all ready for us!
"Do not take my picture eating"
Oh oh... Caught in the act!
Tony decided not to order the Frog Legs
We had two tables!
Someone asked Ed what he ordered!
Kathy is having fun!
"OK... Now we can go back to wine tasting"
No cake... Fire Department Restrictions apply!
Another story gets underway
Greg will have the tables in stitches soon!
Bob is dressed for the occasion
Their outside patio was quite nice
We had the back of the restaurant occupied!
What is she thinking?
The fun continues
Paul has wine... All is good!
"What do you mean I can't have dessert?"
Packing up for the next wine tasting phase!
Here we go!
Donna provides directions to the next few stops
Bye Blush... We must taste more wine before the train arrives!