Today, after I had my me time Aaron and I were discussing what to do for the rest of the day. I had seen an ad for the Wine, Cheese and Bread Faire that was taking place this weekend. It only cost $15 and was happening just 25 minutes south of where we live. We decided to give it a shot!
With our $15 we got a commemorative wine glass and access to five wineries to taste as much as we wanted! There were also several cheese vendor offering samples as well as almonds, olive oil companies and chocolate makers.
The venue was very unique, too. It was in an old sugar mill that stopped production in 1993. It is located right in the Delta region along the Sacramento River.
“The winery project at the Old Sugar Mill began in 2000. There was this idea of trying to tie the property to the agriculture of the area, as it had been in the past. A decision was made to redevelop the building and land for wineries and have a local facility to crush the grapes grown in the Delta. This is the largest crush facility in this appellation area. Not everyone likes the same wine, so why not offer a variety? Old Sugar Mill grew out of a vision of a place where people can relax, enjoy themselves, and match a wine to a personality. After three years of searching for a venue, Old Sugar Mill was discovered. The project — where wineries can grow the grapes and sell and ship the wine — grew from there.”
It sure made it convenient for us to taste about a bajillion wines! While Aaron and I are not picky when it comes to wine, we discovered we really like Tempranillio wines. And our favorite winery at the Ols Sugar Mill was the Carvalho Family Winery.
It was a fun adventure and I am so glad we ventured out of our comfort zone and tried something new!