People come into locals and they are looking for wine. But when you are wined out what are people looking for? The redwoods. What most people do not realize is that from the 101 north of Santa Rosa up to us in Geyserville is lined with redwood trees. Over the years some of the trees have fallen down or died off, leaving gaps along the freeway so you can see the grape vines. Sadly that time will not be around much longer. As time moves on and the highway needs to be widened, these trees are being cut down. The avenue of the redwoods will not be around much longer. Next time you drive up to see us, take a moment to look at the remaining redwoods, see how tall they are. Realize it wasn’t our grandparents, but ones before them that planted those trees.
One of my favorite ways to spend time with these giant trees is to drive up the coast and stay in one of the many state or national parks along the 101. Finding a great camping spot next to some trails and being able to have a nice bonfire. And speaking of bonfire I did have to “do some research” last time I went up to Humboldt Redwoods State Park. With some fresh Diavola sausage, some gruyere mashed potatoes, green salad, and smores; I made the ultimate camping dinner. And to drink? The Bedarra Bonfire. A wine to warm your soul around such amazing trees.