Wine Tour 01/16/2010
Organized by Jacque Bartholomew and Kay Resler
Photography By Samer Alassaad
Our El Dorado wine tour on 1/16/10 was a fabulous fellowship event! 24 of us left Davis
via a small coach venturing to our 1st winery, Narrowgate Vineyards owned by Frank (UCD
graduate & winemaker) & Teena Hildebrand. Frank spent quality time with us explaining
his "hands on" techniques & the management of their vineyards.
We then went to Holly's Hill owned by Tom & Holly Cooper (long time Davis family).
They were there to greet us as well as their son-in-law, Josh Bendick (UCD graduate
& co-winemaker along with the Cooper's daughter, Carrie (UCD Extension). We were
able to enjoy probably the best view in El Dorado county as shown in Sunday's Sac
Bee! We continued on to Miraflores, whose winemaker, Marco Cappelli is also a UCD
graduate. Because we were delayed due to a bus breakdown, the manager of Miraflores
greeted us with a huge spread of cheeses, crackers, tapanade to cheer us on!
Lou had enough cheer! Go Ags!
We then dined at Cafe Luna in Placerville with owners, David & Gary, very good friends of
Jacque & Wayne. They kept the price extremely low to make Jacque happy...appetizers,
soup, salad, three choices of entrees, dessert, wine, Pepsi for Bruce Gallaudet ...all
for $50 per guest!