A Journal, with Pictures

Sonoma California

by on Feb.23, 2012, under Happenings

Sat­ur­day we had break­fast a the Big Three at the Sonama Mis­sion Inn, then head­ed out to do some wine tast­ing. The objec­tive was some Zin­fan­del and we heard about a great one at Kunde vine­yard. We also want­ed to see if the Matan­zas Creek vine­yard was still pro­duc­ing qual­i­ty Mer­lot. It was a per­fect win­ter day in the Sono­ma Val­ley and we enjoyed the dri­ve and were not dis­ap­point­ed in the wine. Kunde has a Zin pro­duced from hun­dred year old vines that we like a lot and a case was on the way to SC. We liked their Chardon­nay as well, so anoth­er case was ordered. We toured the Kunde wine caves and were com­fort­able that they had plen­ty of good wine com­ing. Matan­zas Creek also was worth the dri­ve and we bought their Mer­lot and Chardon­nay, so it was a suc­cess­ful wine buy­ing and tast­ing trip. We were remind­ed of how beau­ti­ful Cal­i­for­nia, and espe­cial­ly the wine coun­try is and how the vine­yards add to the romance with the set­tings they create.

The main rea­son for the trip was to attend our best friend, Bruce Edwards award cer­e­mo­ny held at the Jacuzzi Win­ery in Sono­ma Sat­ur­day night. It was a black tie affair with appro­pri­ate splen­dor to toast the recip­i­ents. Bruce was hon­ored for his sup­port and ser­vice to UC Davis and we were proud to join his fam­i­ly to hon­or him. One of Bruce’s oth­er guests was Ken Sandy one of our high school foot­ball team mates, (he was good), who brought a pic­ture from our high school peri­od. I am post­ing it here and there should be a prize if you can name the char­ac­ters. It does pro­vide some insight into our begin­nings in Danville, Cal­fior­nia in the fab­u­lous fifties.

And from Ken Sandy’s pho­to archives:



In spite of what you may think, I don’t think any have a prison record and one was the Sher­iff of Con­tra Cos­ta Coun­ty, Cal­i­for­nia. Isn’t the Unit­ed States of Amer­i­ca Great?

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