Yesterday my friend Susan and I organized a mini day trip to Sonoma with a group of friends. We planned this day with the citygirlchic moto (aka within a tight budget) so we decided instead of going out to lunch in Sonoma we would start our trip with a picnic at one of the wineries. There are many wineries in Sonoma with beautiful grounds that not only allow you to bring your own food but also provide free wine tastings. Jacuzzi vineyards and Cline Cellars are two wineries that provide free tastings, have wonderful spots to picnic, and also have very affordable wines to purchase (many bottles are between $10-$20). We had lunch at Cline because they have a nice pond and lovely grounds that are ideal for picnicking. We first had our free wine tasting and then chose a bottle of Late Harvest Mourvedre ($17 with discount) to compliment our lunch.
Part of our picnic: bread, cheese, slices of meat, crackers, popcorn, etc.
I brought a cucumber tomato salad, fresh raspberries + cut pineapple, and a gluten free pasta salad.
|Elizabeth, Susan, me|
|Protecting ourselves from wrinkles|
We then drove to Gundlach Bundschu winery for our 2:30 p.m. wine tour. Gundluch Bundschu is one of the oldest wineries in Sonoma (established in 1858). Since Susan is a wine club member the tour and wine tasting was only $15 each. The guided tour began in the vineyards and ended in the wine cave.
Outfit Details (I haven't done one of these in awhile):
Dress- SUPER OLD from Urban Outfitters $20, Old Navy denim shirt $20, hat from Forever 21 $8, Marc Jacobs eyeglasses purchased from Off Sak's 5th outlet for $40, & Louis Vutton azur tote.
We ended the wine tour in this amazing cave filled with wine barrels. What a wonderful (but budget friendly) Monday Funday!