Thursday, February 21, 2013

wine country







with all the rain, gentle readers...
the hills of 
Santa Barbara County
are this brilliant 
green color...






that is so breathtaking...
in the summer they turn brown
which is gorgeous too, just different...
we met with our tour guide...
Mr. LDV's dear brother
and SIL







you see us in this photo below
enjoying our tour of

which was great fun as well as informative
not to mention really good wine..





it was quite a trip and if you
saw the movie 
Sideways...
then you know we ate at the 
and









which was stellar...







the rain stopped about mid day..









allowing some photos...


of the old vines...









and more wine drinking...
cin cin!!



xo



19 comments:

Gabriela said...

What a fantastic view!I am sure you had a blast!

CEDAR JUNCTION said...

I could feel the breeze while enjoying your post. I felt like I was there. It's a little early in the day for a glass of wine, but I plan to enjoy a glass this evening :)

Cheers!
Teresa

Kimberly said...

Beautiful. The only tome I've ever been in wine country was in South Central France and it was covered in snow!
I called it chilled white wine country. Maybe we'll see some in Chile. It looks as though you had a fine time despite the rain and not so warm temps.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Looks like you are truly in wine country. I have to catch up on events and tour with you as you gently take us on your (I assume) vacation. I'm SO glad to be back blogging and can't wait to catch up on what you are doing. I suspect a bit of wine might help today, too!

Gwendoline said...

it's beautiful

lynne h said...

oh that green... it's something, isn't it? and the golden brown it turns in the summer is something too...

i love the pic of you and mr. ldv. : )

xoxo

Dorthe said...

Dear Caterina,
your photoes of green lawns and little hills are just amazing,-and the most beautiful spring colours I have ever seen- it must have been so fantastic to have that view in front of you. And then also lovely glasses of great wine....and visits in wineries- just a vacation I would love, too experience, too.
Hugs, Dorthe

Kim Andersen said...

such a beautiful beautiful green .... and having lived in southern calif for many years, I can attest to the equally beautiful color of the late sumer golden hues ... what a wonderful trip you had!!!

sharon said...

spectacular photos Cat, I feel your happiness here!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love this bright refreshing green...what a landscape to dream in. beautiful!! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

ArtPropelled said...

Everything is so clear and well defined when the sun comes out after rain. Beautiful countryside!

~*~Patty S said...

ahhh
rain or shine
green or brown
so beautiful and inviting

you have me California Dreamin Cat!

Love your pix!!!
oxo

Seth said...

What a beautiful setting. Thanks for the tour!

Priti.Lisa said...

very artistic pictures...
I feel like I saw the best of wine country without leaving my cozy bed ♥♥ cin-cin!

layers said...

I loved the movie SIDEWAYS and all your images of wine and wine country makes me yearn for warmth and sunshine.

Sharmon Davidson said...

I never got any further north than Solvang, so I haven't seen the wine country. My daughter and her husband just went there on their honeymoon, and were very impressed. It looks so peaceful and gorgeous in the photos- both yours and hers- I hope I'll get there someday. Thanks for taking us on your journey, if only vicariously... :~)

Lynn said...

Lovely views Caterina, we live in the Niagara wine region , Canada, it is fun to go wine tasting :)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

How lovely! Such a gorgeous green. Definitely my kinda trip. Best wishes, Tammy

Linda said...

Hi Cat....I have enjoyed seeing all you holiday photos today. I especially liked the ones of La Jolla...those crazy trees are amazing!
I can tell you had a wonderful time :-) xx

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