One of my favorite things to do when visiting California Wine Country is to have lunch at Scribe Winery in Sonoma.
At Scribe, lunch is paired with three of their wines. Personally, I love a boozy lunch kind of tasting. It’s my favorite kind of tasting… and lunch, for that matter.
When you arrive, you immediately notice the beautiful hacienda. It was recently renovated and it is GORGEOUS.
Each room is sparse but thoughtfully decorated. I totally dig this style… It makes me feel like I need to de-clutter my own house, and I’m ok with that.
The host greets with a glass of rosé. (The way all things should be.) And then you are shown to your table on the terrace.
The menu is pre-fixe so once you’re seated, the team brings a few light apps and a glass of chardonnay. While chard is not my favorite, the Scribe chard is similar to a sauv blanc, so I’m cool with it. I’m also super cool with the apps. Some olives, almonds and pickled veggies. NOM.
The second course is phenomenal – roast beef, horseradish aioli, a simple, yet flavorful, salad and amazing bread. It was all perfectly paired with the Scribe Pinot Noir. Wahhhh I want it now.
The last course is fresh, local strawberries for the table. They are perfectly sweet. They’re actually some of the best strawberries I’ve had. (There isn’t a picture because I ate them really fast… but there was also wine involved so it’s also likely that I may have forgotten.)
Ha, I guess that kind of defines my experience at Scribe – delicious and over before I realized it.
This lunch tasting at Scribe is one of those experiences that just makes me happy. I mean, it could be the perfect California weather or the wine, but I give all the credit to Scribe. No detail is overlooked at their hacienda and I have to admit, I’m already planning my trip back. I highly recommend visiting if you get the chance. (But make a reservation first.)
If you’re heading to California Wine Country, I highly recommend visiting if you get the chance. (But make a reservation first.)