Every Angeleno eventually experiences the following rites of passage: first earthquake, first celebrity sighting at the supermarket, first 2-hour commute home on the freeway. But after living in the City of Angels for nearly nine years, we never had the chance to enjoy California's wine country - until now.
The accommodating Adelaide Inn (right off the 101 Freeway, pictured below) was our host for the weekend (our favorite perk besides the hot tub - the homemade chocolate chip cookies that come out of the oven every afternoon at 4pm).
Once we were settled, we took off to tour the country. First stop: Tobin James Tasting Room.
A mid-afternoon tasting of the delicious Muscat Blanc at the fabulous Penman Springs Vineyard:
We're already looking forward to our next trip.
Photos courtesy of Ron Hall.