Return to Wine Country

While you were sleeping…
I worked on scripts and video in the newsroom. At 2:00 a.m., I look at the time on the app running my show rundown and wire services. It flashed 3:00 a.m. I look at my Droid X for another time check. 3:00 a.m.
Under Construction: My newsroom
Damn you Daylight Savings. Damn you.
I knew you were coming. I can’t stop you. I despise you when you sneak up on me in the newsroom. And I can’t forgive you for stealing an hour from my show prep time.

Outside of the newsroom, we spent a lazy Monday afternoon in Sonoma. Vacaville spoiled us with our 30 minute drive to wine country. We used to go every other weekend. Now we live about 90 minutes away from all those lovely wineries and vineyards.
Wine with a view!

We found Viansa Winery on our way to downtown Sonoma. It’s a beautiful winery on a hill. The tasting room has a balcony with this amazing view of the vineyard.
2009 Cabernet Franc And Dry Jack Cheese @ Viansa Winery
We sat on the balcony nibbling Vella Cheese Company’s Dry Jack Cheese. We paired it with a dry, fruit-forward 2009 Cabernet Franc. If it wasn’t so windy, we may have spent the afternoon with a bottle on the balcony.

We moved over to the bocce court and played a few games.

We learned how to play the game with our Oakland friends. It’s an easy game for people who don’t want to put down their beer bottles or wine glasses. The goal: to get your colored ball as close to the marker as possible.
Bocce Ball in Sonoma

So, what do you do on your weekends?