Eat organic, drink organic

tumblr_ljalbliSKa1qap52bOne thing I love about blogging is having the opportunity to be part of a virtual community of like-minded people. Enter Mark Walker, creator of WineLife365 – a blog that pairs well (pun intended) with HiB because it’s all about taking the intimidation out of wine.

Not too long ago, Mark asked me to write a post for his guest-writer section aptly named BYOB. Check out the article to learn more about organic wines, and also for a guide to which organic wineries are a must-see if you’re in Sonoma County.

Below are some pictures from my family’s Sonoma vacation, where we toured only small production, organic practicing vineyards that changed that way I will drink wine forever.

These “old vines” are so prevalent throughout Dry Creek Valley. Our very knowledgable driver, Rodney, explained that the gnarly vines look this way because they were planted prior to prohibition and therefore left unattended through this dark period of our countries history 🙂 Doesn’t mean they can’t still produce some of the finest Zins in the world.

The entrance to Quivira, a biodynamic winery that also has an organic farm on premises. Very light, crisp, lovely reds and whites.

The last stop on our wine tour was Sausal, where a few kitties were tasting room pets. I didn’t actually do the tasting because I was so enthralled by the “entertainment.” Feeling guilty that I had ignored the wine maker while my parents and husband drank, I bought a few bottles to enjoy at home. All of it was reasonably priced and DELICIOUS.