Colleges and Universities around the country have seen thousands of eighteen year olds flood their quads, and the Razorbacks have played their first football game.
Fall is officially upon us!
And by “us” I mean you all living in America.
The arrival of fall in America leaves me dreaming of a weekend getaways. There is something about taking a long weekend that makes the season bridging swimsuits and Santa hats feel exciting.
And you know what? Fall is a grown up season. I don’t know why but it’s true. When you leave behind bikinis and croakies for scarfs and tall boots all the sudden you feel more adult.
I want to take my scarf and tall boots on an adult kind of trip to wine country.
When you think American wine you probably think Napa. I’ve been to Napa. I love it. It’s a top trip in my history of trip taking. But as much as I love it and think you should go I have three other spots that would probably be a little less expected.
Anderson Valley, California
If you think Cali is only good for Cabs you need to go to Anderson Valley and get on board with the other great California reds.
Also, the community has it’s own folk language called “Boontling.” A folk language for a 15-mile stretch is about as quaint as it gets.
Walla Walla, Washington
Washington wines are some of my favorites and to this I owe a huge thank you to Waving Tree for the introduction to this region.
Willamette Valley, Oregon
According to Seattle Magazine the Willamette has been giving the world their precious Pinots and Chardonnays for a while now, but you should be looking out for their sparkling offerings. Yes, please.
Here's to scarfs, tall boots, and adult vacations.