Driving through the ‘Valley of the Moon’ (what a brilliant name), our first stop was the Kunde Estate, a fairly large traditional winery in Sonoma where we tried a couple of their wines and nibbled at a cheese board.
We then decided to do a quick tour of the Sonoma Plaza before moving onto our final destination, Scribe.
Scribe is a winery in Sonoma and they host ‘pick up’ parties every quarter. I really liked their branding – it had a bit of a colonial feel to it but with a distinctly modern edge.
My friends are members and took me along to the Fall party. It was excellent. A couple of marquees were set up but by and large people just hung out in the open air, playing with their dogs, relaxing on the swings or simply sipping wine on wooden deck chairs. It was a melting pot of people, from King of Leon types to yummy mummies.
They usually offer small bites to eat courtesy of food purveyors from the Bay area and beyond. Past partners include Bar Tartine and Namu Gaji.
This time round it was the Mast Brothers from New York providing little cardboard cartons filled with chocolate goodness: chocolate truffles, chocolate slabs with nuts and plain chocolates.
It was a gloriously sunny day and we just chilled with wine in hand, enjoying the amazing views of Sonoma.
There was a derelict looking hacienda style structure nearby which I didn’t manage to view but apparently the interior is really well designed with interesting artefacts here and there and a good smattering of taxidermy.
This for me would be a perfect venue to host a party – it’s just such a great setting.
Address: 2300 Napa Rd, Sonoma, CA 95476, United States