Monday, May 4, 2009
Southern Arizona Wine Country
Yikes! It's been a while since I posted, hasn't it? I've just been job searching here in Florida and where I'm staying I don't have much access to the internet. So, to catch up, it's back to Southern Arizona where we went wine tasting. Just like in years past, we piled into the car and headed south of Tucson to go sample what the vineyards had to offer.
First stop, the Grasslands Cafe. Last year, we randomly stumbled upon this adorable little place nestled in (aptly) the grasslands and were absolutely blown away by the goodies at the bakery.
Of course we planned a stop this year. With so many yummy looking choices, how on earth do you decide? Check out all of the homemade jams and honeys on the wall. Most everything here is made from scratch and is organic when possible.
These chocolate cherry tarts are probably topping the list for my all time favorite dessert. Everything we got from this place was amazing, although perhaps a little pricey. A quick look at their website reveals that they're for sale! (www.grasslandscafe.com) Oh no! Hope they're still making my tarts again next year.
Which way? There are wineries littered all along the roads of Sonoita and Elgin.
Looks like every direction is a winner!
Can't beat a $6 bottle of really good local white wine.
Looming storms threatened as we drove from vineyard to vineyard making for a beautiful background to our adventures.
Finally, the weather caught up with us and we watched the hailstorm outside on the vineyards. While sampling wine, of course.