a coastal drive and a change of season

cloudy drive on the 101

as we transitioned out of record heat last week, jason and i took a drive up to san francisco, where he was scheduled for a talk at arse elektronika. rather than rush the drive in a day, we took our time and stopped overnight in paso robles. the paso robles inn is a lovely historic hotel, and so so quiet.

nojoqui farms

one of our favorite stops is nojoqui farms in buellton. we originally found them for their clearly marked sign off the highway, but we keep coming back because their produce is delicious and always reliably stocked in their barn store. this time, the goats were out eating pumpkins and the barn cat was having a nice nap in the hay.

nojoqui farm cat

one thing i have wanted to do for awhile is stop in at the municipal winemakers tasting room. i’ve been a fan of their approach to promotion in the wine industry, and curious to taste the wines they make, so we took the opportunity and stopped in.

municipal winemakers

overall, their wines were really tasty, smooth mouthfeel, robust and highly drinkable. some favorites were the bright red and the sweetness riesling. we decided to get in on the reusable bottle action and had it filled with syrah. hopefully we’ll make stopping in a regular thing when we head up to santa barbara.

municipal winemakers refillable bottle
[image: municipal winemakers]

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