Last Thursday, the Honey Bees ventured out on their 2012 holiday excursion – this time to the Sonoma Valley. With a full (and uber comfy) bus, compliments of Napa Valley Tours & Transportation, we departed Sacramento and headed to VJB Vineyards & Cellars for our first round of wine tasting – what an experience! After tasting some delicious wines, we made our way to Benziger Family Vineyards where Erinn Benziger treated us to a tour of the vineyard and wine cave, followed by a private tasting of amazing wines.
By nightfall, the Hive made its way to Glen Ellen Star restaurant for what could easily be called one of the best meals – ever! We managed to fit a fun-filled, white elephant gift-exchange into the evening, complete with the perfect sampling of homemade Egg Nog, Pumpkin, and Candy Cane ice cream. We topped the trip off at the historic Jack London Lodge with a couple mean games of pool (Paul isn’t just a bee, he’s a shark).
Delicious wines, outstanding food and service, and amazing company – this truly was a holiday to remember. Cheers to you and yours this holiday season!