I'm excited that the most recent shipment of Benziger wine arrived yesterday from our wine club membership. Sadly, this is our last shipment as well. Like most people, we are trying to tighten our budget and some things must be sacrificed.
View from the tasting room deck at Miner Family Vineyards in Napa Valley
Atop Pritchard Hill leaving Chappellet Winery in Napa Valley- Great Winery Tour
A castle in Sonoma Valley -Ledson Winery- We purchased a couple of great bottles here. We're saving one for our tenth anniversary.
While each shipment of Benziger has made me recap a great experience, it's time to move on. My wife and I are not vast consumers of wine and a couple bottles periodically from our wine club have been enough to meet our needs. At the same time, we've found ourselves in a bit of a wine rut. Before the California trip and the wine club, we experimented more. We found cheap undiscovered gems and we bought wines from appellations around the world. I'm excited to get back into that adventure of great discoveries. To top it off, we have at least two wineries in our back yard (literally less than a couple miles from our house) that we have never been to. There are several more not much farther away producing incredible Pinot Noir's. So, it's been a great ride with Benziger, but it's time to broaden our horizons and stomp around in Oregon vineyards enjoying what others travel great distances to indulge in.