Egg-cerpts: A Day in Sonoma
Isn't it crazy how fast long weekends go by? President's Day weekend already feels like it was so long ago, but I wanted to share a fun day trip I took to Sonoma County with you for future long weekend inspiration! San Francisco has been under a cold spell the last few weeks, so it was a welcome turn of events when my friend invited me to go up to Sonoma with her roommate and her friend from L.A. Lucky for us, Sonoma's weather forecast was sunny and hot with a high of 72 degrees!
The crazy thing about San Francisco is how the weather never really changes too much, so sometimes I really forget how I should dress for different climates. I knew it would be cold in the morning in SF so I would want some layers to strip off once we hit the warmer weather in Sonoma. In addition to my favorite black bomber jacket, I picked out a spring outfit that could work in wine country and a warm day in SF.
I kept it casual with a grey t-shirt from Old Navy, but then dressed up the bottom half. These cute embroidered jeans (also Old Navy) come with flowers on the hip and at the knee. It's a skinny jean fit, so it feels more dressed up and classy than it does hippie. I wasn't planning on walking too much since we would be driving to Sonoma and different wineries, but I wanted to be comfortable standing at the bar for different tastings. Instead of sandals or flats, I went with these Franco Sarto mules that are super comfy thanks to that chunky heel!
Now for the trip! We started off at Fremont Diner so we could get some fuel for the day and something in our stomachs to absorb all the wine we were planning on drinking. The diner was pretty busy when we got there, but there's a great backyard area for you to sit and enjoy some drinks and snacks while you're waiting for a table. We got a "bucket" of biscuits and I got a cup of Chardonnay. Once we got our table, I was pretty ready to eat so I ordered this tasty breakfast sandwich:
After a delicious and filling meal, we headed to our first winery: Valley of the Moon. Lucky for us, they were setting up for some kind of event so the sommelier couldn't accommodate us for a tasting at the bar. Instead, he gave us a bottle of wine on the house to enjoy outside!
After Valley of the Moon and some photos in front of the "Do Not Disturb the Vines" signs, we went to Bartholomew Park Winery. This vineyard is BAYOOTIFUL 😍 and it's also huge! They have hiking trails and a large expanse of land for you to picnic on. Inside the estate, there's the wine tasting room and a small museum! Every month, you can even join a yoga session on the grounds with some wine after. The sunset at this vineyard was especially lovely, and my friend got this great semi-candid of us in the golden hour:
We went to another small tasting room after and ended the night with Thai food, Baskin Robbins, and the Evan Hansen soundtrack in the car. Overall, it was a great day and felt so nice to take a breather from work, and even everyday life, by just going a few miles north of the city for a day of relaxation! It made me realize that I need to take more time to relax and reflect on a regular basis instead of getting caught up in the little things.
I'd definitely recommend visiting Fremont Diner and Bartholomew Park Winery if you're in Sonoma. As for me, I'm counting down the days until the next long weekend! As a bonus for making it all the way to the end of this post. Here's a funny picture of our friend feeding a goat we met across the street from the diner: