Tuesday, March 10, 2009

"Feels Like Spring" Would you like some tea?

Hello glad you stopped by on this sunny spring day!
After a trip to the Northern California Wine Country we are back here in Paso Robles yet another wine area of the Central Coast of California.
I will have to go out and take some pictures for you to see our area! But for now here is my journal page invoking a spring time feel. Ah how it feels great to travel but even better to be home! Brewing a wonderful peach blend of tea and working on journal pages. I have been also getting used to the time change. I caught a glimpse of Ellen DeGeneres and she mentioned: "Wouldn't it be nice if they turned back the clock 1 minute a day for 60 days so we wouldn't be so affected by it!" And "How is that for you scientists?? she said~ it works for me!" And that would work for me too! If you ever feel blue she is the greatest! She is one laugh after another.
The background of my journal page is done with acrylic paints. I first gesso the journal page, paint the background in layers and paste the images on. I have been doing more backgrounds than writing at this point but I am sure I will be filling up the pages.

Enjoyable Tastings and Tour at Mauritson Winery

Here is Samantha with my glass of wine! Don't worry she is just holding it while I take the photo's. We had an amazing day and tour of the winery. While we were tasting Samantha was able to go on the grounds with her dad just outside the tasting room and play with the winery dogs. She had a blast! The oak barrels are tasted from to see the progress of the wines. One of my favorites was the.....
RockPile Malbec 2006
I can't wait to go back again and taste the beauty of the wines! I would love to get a few varieties and taste them with different cheese's!
Mauritson Winery has an online store, Wine Club and many events such as the barrel tasting weekend!


Stop by their websites and enjoy the pictures and history of their winery.


Mauritson Family Winery


(Above) The Map Store's comprehensive map of Dry Creek Valley vineyards.


Mauritson Family Winery
2859 Dry Creek Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 431-0804
Fax: (707) 433-5001
E-mail: info@mauritsonwines.com

Sonoma County California Vineyards in Healdsburg. This is near the winery we visited. What a wonderful day. Full of adventure and enjoying picturesque views. We left Paso Robles early in the morning and met my daughter's in Sebastopol for lunch. Laura had flown in from NYC and Jeni picked her up in SF the night before. They had gotten breakfast and had been antique and thrift shopping while we were driving up. Jeni is on the left, Laura the right. Even their little sister Samantha enjoyed our trip!
The weather was beautiful. Crisp but not too cold. The sun felt amazing. It was around 230pm when we arrived at our destination. Ready for some wine tasting ladies??!!