Oh my gosh, CAN I MOVE HERE ALREADY?!! Its now 2:30 east coast time and I’ve *almost* been up for 24 hours but I just had to share some pictures of the evening with y’all before bed. Healdsburg is just the most perfect town I can ever think of….so cute and quaint and with amazing shops and restaurants!
A Rousing Goode Time!
And Murphy-Goode aint so bad either! Before heading to the tasting tonight I downed a quick cup of Amazing Grass because I knew I was headed for the long haul….
And then when 6:00 rolled around all of us headed into the tasting room for an hour of meet and greet and great wines! I must have tried at least five of these little “sips”. I have to say though, I think the Liars Dice Zin and the Petite Verdot might be my favorites!
Dinner was AWESOME and was cooked by the talented Kendall-Jackson culinary team. They put out a huge buffet with the most delicious foods...tons of healthy fare—I was super impressed!
I LOADED my plate up (it was 10:00 east coast time!!) with smoked salmon, bread, chickpea & fava bean (??) salad, bulgar salad with kalamata olives and regular salad. It was absolutely divine and just what I was craving. Especially when it was accompanied by a nice glass of Liars Dice!
Of course once we sat down the long awaited speeches started……….we were called up randomly and I was last! I felt like I was in school again because I was always last in line because of my last name. We had to show our video to the group and then make a 2 minute speech about ourselves….I tried to find humor in my flipcam/chef uniform awkwardness LOL
It went well ?
Seriously everyone is just as nice as can be and the awesome thing is that I really feel very at home with the other 9 candidates. We all bring something unique and fun to the table and just to even BE here is such an honor beyond belief!
The three girls!
Representing Pure Bars!!!
After dinner we all followed Dave to the local “tavern” next door to play some intense Bocce Ball and drink beer. I opted out of the beer but played a rousing round of Bocce Ball…..I lost……hahaha but it was still fun!
Again…Healdsburg is a dream!!!! I never want to leave!
Tomorrow we head out bright and early to the vineyard to learn all about how the wine is actually made. Then, we learn the art of blending and invite friends for a tasting! It should be a blast, especially since I am honored enough to get to meet a few local blog readers!! SO excited about that girls—I’m going to send an email out in the morning but be there or be square at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon! Oh, and bring your friends!