12.22.2009

Solvang Wine Mixer

Two weekends ago, 20 fabulous girls gathered together in the sleepy cute town of Solvang to celebrate Miss Avery's 30th birthday. The girls came from Boston, DC, Ohio, Seattle and various parts of LA to drink some wine and make some memories...below is a little preview of the best weekend ever!

Catching up with Santa at James' Beach in Venice before we departed.

Our first night out in Solvang included a kick line to Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" followed by dancing in the streets.

Up bright and early the next morning for our tour. First stop Curtis Winery where we enjoyed six tastings that were all magnificent. My personal favorite wine was the Mourvèdre.

The beautiful birthday girl and her frame she had to carry to all the vineyards.

Me, Mrs. F and Mrs. R catching up on good times.

Next stop Zaca Mesa Winery which smelled incredible thanks to this beautiful tree. Top pick here was the Z Three 2005 - a blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre & Grenache.

Third stop was Firestone Vineyards. I personally enjoyed their Chardonnay.

Last scheduled stop on the tour was Sunstone Vineyards & Winery where we enjoyed a private outdoor tasting with 10 bottles. My favorite here had to be the mulled wine they were serving hot. It was pouring rain and the mulled wine was delightful.

Our umbrellas got a work out this weekend, but Birthday Girl and Spry weren't about to let the rain ruin their day!

After four wineries and tastings, you can imagine we were feeling a little "happy", which is apparently why I thought it acceptable to climb on top of these barrels as if I was a pirate.

After our tasting tour we gathered at the hotel and walked to the Carivintâs Winery Tasting Room where Fleet and Paul kindly allowed us to order pizza in and plug in our own I-Pods for a dance party.

Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" was definitely the theme song of the weekend.



More dancing, seriously the owners were so patient and kind with us!



Sadly the weekend had to come to an end, so we finished the best weekend ever with a few beers at our local dive bar Hinano.

It was a weekend full of laughter, fun and memories galore. I feel so blessed to have such an amazing group of ladies that I can call my best friends!

15 comments:

Stephanie said...

I love all the plaid and all the riding boots! Cute pictures, I'm obsessed with wineries - so much fun!

Megan said...

I love wine tasting! so much fun. You girls looked like you had a blast.

Jaime said...

What fun pictures!! I love all the plaid.

Hannah @ The New Black said...

Looks like so much fun! I love that you all coordinated outfits!

Nicole Marie said...

so so fun!!

Mrs. Jetplane said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time... feeling the plaid...

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

awww, all so pretty!

Sweet Nothings said...

looks fantastic!!!

Lindsey said...

I always love the turn wine pictures take after you have gone to four or five wineries. Looks like you girls had a blast!

Clemson Girl said...

Did yall plan the matchiness?? Cuteness!

Amber said...

omg how fun!! You all are adorbale!

Kristin said...

What an incredible group of friends to travel all that way! You guys look fab!

Lyndsy said...

Thanks ladies! It was seriously a TDF weekend! The plaid was all planned and they are all such amazing women!

humble happenings said...

there are so many of you!! wish I had a gazillion friends like that. :) I had a day in Solvang a couple years ago when I took a roadtrip to Big Sur, Monterey, and Salinas. Such a quaint little town!

tam pham said...

plaid and boots are my two best friends. such a fun weekend!

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