On Friday we headed up to the wine country. We first made a stop at Gundlach-Bundschu, a Rhine-style winery in Sonoma. We discovered this a few years ago. We had rented a limo for a tour of wineries, and the driver had suggested this winery. We all fell in love with it. The trip this weekend was mostly so that John could exchange a few bottles that had been sent in error. However, after a fabulous tasting, Rob and I couldn't resist signing up for their wine club!
We then headed over to Guerneville on the Russian River. We had rented a home through VRBO. The place was situated high above the river, pretty much hanging on the side of the hill. The house was great; the view was spectacular. After a major grocery run, we settled in for the weekend.
I was head chef for the weekend. We ate, drank, and hot-tubbed our way through the new year celebration. Entertainment included Scrabble, Killer Bunnies, and "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert."
I have a superstition that how you spend the New Year is how you will spend the year. I try to avoid bars, clubs, and the TV. I want my year to be full of love, loved ones, good food and great wine.
If my superstition holds true, 2011 will be just awesome!