What we're about
Share the pleasures of food, wine, and friends! Events will be mostly around SF, These events will include wine sailings, local wine tastings, winery release parties, private tastings, wine blending/pairing classes, cooking lessons, music festivals, and travelling! Imagine going to the France to go wine tasting and being able to tour the wineries and even help crush the grapes in the French tradition! Closer to home, we can always schedule shorter trips up or down the coast to the wealth of wineries in our very own state...Napa, Sonoma, Livermore Valley, Central Coast, Monterey Region, Paso Robles, San Jose area, etc. Or, we can take a wine on a private chartered boat or yacht on the bay for wine tasting, and possibly dancing. The possibilities are numerous, and the enjoyment of wine, combined with travel and adventure excites me greatly! If you do RSVP for an event, then it is important that you attend the event. No-shows will be removed from the group. And, if you would like to join, please have a photo on your profile so we can see who we are meeting at the events. (no photo=no approval) Cheers!
NOTE: Tom Merle will conduct most of the city events. Hula Tom (me) will get you out of the city & into the wild & beautiful Nature areas & include fun wine tasting after our hikes at special wineries or on the trail as I include a small bottle of wine if no winery is a reasonable distance away.
I know where all the hidden cool ones are. Most nature treks include wine and much more for very little cost.
Wine hikes include: Wine, trail snacks & bars, juice, tea, coffee, protein & energy drinks, gourmet fruit & nut packs, hiking poles, rain ponchos(if needed), parking fees, car pooling, & more.
Most hikes are rated from Easy to Hard Core. They are almost always off the beaten regular path; as I blaze many of my own trails to hidden waterfalls & other unique nature locations.
Wine, Art & Nature Tours with minimal hiking/walking are on thuis year's agenda.
For very active adventurers; please go to: http://www.meetup.com/backroadswineandnatureadventures
With this group we are out every week & more.