Monday, February 22, 2010

Amador Wine Country--My World

I mentioned before that each of the Amador Wineries has its own character. Let me show you what I mean.
I showed you the metal sculpture at Story Winery but I find this wall intriguing as well. The acorn woodpeckers have stored their acorns in the siding.
I think I mentioned that it is a great place to picnic.
Driven is a new winery. It doesn't have the fancy building or gift shop that some do. It does have a wonderful view. I didn't capture it here but if I had moved a bit I could have captured a peek at a Sierra peak.
And of course, there are the cars. I played a little with the HDR on these.
The tasting room at Dobra is cut into the hill like a wine cellar. The winemaker is quite a character and his Jack Russel terriers will chase a ball until they drop.
You can take you tasting or a picnic out into the garden.
Like all of the wineries in Plymouth, Deaver has a lovely setting. We like the wine and the folks who run the tasting room.
I pondered a bit as to whether or not to name the wineries. It is not my intention to be a commercial site. It is my intention to show you places I enjoy, to give you ideas for places you might enjoy visiting.

See more interesting places in the world at My World Tuesday, hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and Sylvia.

22 comments:

J Bar said...

Very interesting.
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Sylvia K said...

A wonderful, interesting and lovely post as always, Martha! I've always enjoyed my visits to the wineries here in Washington and in Oregon and California. Love your photos! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Sylvia

ladyfi said...

What a fantastic peek into your world. I love the woodpecker holes in the siding.

Lindy MacDuff said...

A wonderful tour, again. The scenery there is breathtaking. I like your collage of cars. And though the woodpeckers' work is intriguing, they sure are capable of doing some damage, the little rascals!

Indrani said...

The shot with wood pecker drills is amazing, great presentation of the other shots too.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Martha -- that was a beautiful tour. I wanted to join you on that picnic!

Ebie said...

It is a beautiful place, it has its old charm. But I really love the first shot, the holes look like golden rhinestones!

bettyl said...

What a lovely tour! The first photo is wonderful!

Thanks for letting us tag along! Truly charming photos.

Diane AZ said...

Fun tour! I love the acorn artwork and the HDR cars.

Eden said...

What a beautiful place! I love your collage of the cars, very nice. Thank you for taking us there. I enjoyed this post so much. Have a nice day

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

All those places look like fun.

Gaelyn said...

Magnifico! Really like the old car parts photo play.

Japa said...

Yet to see one. But terrific post with the spread of photos here.

Stine in Ontario said...

I've never heard of acorn woodpeckers before. Hmmmmmm.They sure could cause a lot of damage.

This looks like a fun winery to visit - low key and friendly.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Very interesting, storing their acorns there. What wonderful photos and it looks like a charming spot to picnic. Thanks for sharing with us.

Linda Reeder said...

Love that first photo of the acorn storage. I've never seen anything like it!

ρομπερτ said...

What to say other than thank you for sharing this journey...during the middle of the night something very much appreaciated.

Please have you all a wonderful Wednesday.

Paulie said...

Beautiful photos but I especially loved the nut storehouses and that wine cellar door!

happily retired gal said...

Your lovely photos and 'virtual tour' make me want to visit myself. Thanks for sharing ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Johnny Nutcase said...

this looks like a great place to visit and sounds like you guys had a fun time, great post and photos!

JOE TODD said...

I'd like a little wine with my acorn LOL Great post

Barb said...

Martha - We rode our bikes through this area when we pedaled from CO to CA 5 years ago. (I nearly got killed by commuter traffic when we left there on a weekday to bike on to Folsom and Sacramento!) I do remember it as lovely, though...