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yesilovewine
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posted 05-17-2012 06:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for yesilovewine     Edit/Delete Message
Actually we are familiar with Savannah, and working on Charleston. The March event is very big, and fun....we went and enjoyed it immensely. ZD was there as well...I was bracing for a huge coinkydink when you said you had just tasted their wine in Charleston!

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RC456
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posted 05-17-2012 04:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RC456     Edit/Delete Message
yesilovewine,

No, this trip was the week after Christmas this time. We had reservations/tickets last March (2011) to go, but had to cancel. This March was not good for us either.....but, it is an event that we definitely want to make one of these years. I understand that it is very well done and a big draw.

It seems that we have gotten into a pattern with our vacations/get-a-ways....West Coast or East Coast.....either we go to Napa/Sonoma or over to Charleston/Savannah. We can at least drive to Charleston. The common thread is the food! Like I have said before, we enjoy fine dining as much as we do wines. In my area of the country (Southeast), the best choice in a variety of dining options is either New Orleans or Charleston/Savannah. We are done with New Orleans....long story....but have vowed to never return there.

We added a Savannah leg to this past trip, which was a very good move. Liked Savannah a lot! Somewhat like we have added Sonoma to our West Coast swing during the last trip and the upcoming one. Even though we know Charleston & Napa better, Savannah & Sonoma have quickly become favorites as well.

So, if you haven't been to Charleston or Savannah before, I highly recommend. Lots to do in both cities. Historical districts, tours, Plantations, shopping, & restaurants.

Long answer to a short question! I do that sometimes.

Thx,
RC

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yesilovewine
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posted 05-17-2012 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for yesilovewine     Edit/Delete Message
RC, were you at the Charleston Food and Wine event in March?

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RC456
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posted 05-17-2012 05:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RC456     Edit/Delete Message
Correction - Alligator Soul restaurant is actually in Savannah and not Charleston.

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RC456
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posted 05-17-2012 05:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RC456     Edit/Delete Message
Damombo,
We are looking forward to going to ZD. Had one of their PN at a restaurant in Charleston, SC a few months ago. Ever in Charleston, Alligator Soul & Circa 1886 restaurants are a must! But the ZD PN was great....put them on the list right then for visit on this trip. Had Duckhorn somewhere and liked, so that is how they got on the must list.

SSala,
We always enjoy the Merryvale wines....have not ever visited mainly since I can buy them at a wine shop at home. But, thought this time we would drop in. Quite frankly, the high tasting fee you mentioned will put Rombauer down the list to the "if we have time" ones. Thanks for the heads up. Looking forward to the dinner at Bistro Jeanty....have heard great things. I think we have just as good of a restaurant line-up this trip as the wineries! Looking forward to both.

I actually plan to at least write down each night the daily trip report from my tasting notes.....don't think I'll post as I go, but at least get it down each day so that I remember everything correctly!

Thx,
RC

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ssala
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posted 05-17-2012 04:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ssala   Click Here to Email ssala     Edit/Delete Message
Have a great time. Merryvale was one of the first wineries we ever visited. Loved their cabs. As to Rombauer, I thought their tasting fees were a bit high, wines were good though. The tasting room got a bit crowded while we were there, but we were able to lasso a staff person and had a great time. The grounds are worth a stroll.
Duckhorn has a beautiful porch if the weather is nice. Bistro Jeanty serves what is now my favorite beef stew. Full report when you return I hope. Scott

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damombo
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posted 05-16-2012 07:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for damombo   Click Here to Email damombo     Edit/Delete Message
Sounds terrific! We've had ZD on the list for a few trips and never seem to get there - let us know how you enjoy it. Duckhorn, too - never enough time!

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RC456
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posted 05-15-2012 06:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RC456     Edit/Delete Message
Continuation from my Sonoma Board posting of our May trip.

Saturday afternoon (day 4)
Round Pond for the Olive Mill Tour & Tasting
ZD
dinner @ Bistro Jeanty
Hang out in Yountsville after dinner

Sunday (day 5)
Rombuaer
Duckhorn
Merryvale
Peju
Cakebread (club members, 2:00 appt)
Girard
Jessup Cellars
Hill Family
In reality, probably will not get to all.....and if we did, palate would be fried!
dinner @ Bottega's

That's it.....on plane heading back home on Monday, yes, Memorial Day. Fly when everyone else is already at their destination.

Thx,
RC

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