A few weeks ago, I went to the Santa Ynez Valley for a wine-tasting birthday trip. I’m not much of a wine drinker so I was eager to expand my palate and find something that suits my taste. The wine I drank in college was usually Sutter Home Moscato, which has just enough alcohol content to distinguish it from apple juice. When I do feel the urge to appear grownup and order wine I generally ask the waiter for whatever is fruity and sweet, as I do when ordering a cocktail.
Our first stop was Firestone Vineyards where the birthday girl’s mother has a membership, which gave us access to their lounge. Our server was very sweet and they have a beautiful view from the main tasting room.
Ultimately I learned Riesling will be my wine of choice when I’m feeling fancy. Even if I haven’t yet developed a love of wine, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience in the enchanting collection of vineyards.