Can I get a woot-woot for wine tasting with the girls in Edna Valley?!
My sis just came up from LA to celebrate my 37th…GULP. What better way to relish the first couple days of a new year than soaking up some rays in beautiful wine country. I have decided that instead of dreading the looming proximity of 40, I am seizing the day and enjoying life with the ones I love. So, my mom and sis hit Edna Valley with me for some crisp and surprisingly complex white wines….and we weren’t disappointed. We stopped at a few different wineries, but Sextant was such a visual gem of an adventure, that I just had to share with y’all.
At first, it was the wine that nabbed me…num-nums.
Their Grenache was gorgeous with my pulled pork and citrusy jicama slaw…totally a taste of summer. Seriously, who can resist the chance to have some good food while sharing some delicious vino under the California sun? Even the chickens wanted to get in on the action!
After lunch, I got the chance to do some exploring around the grounds with my mom and sis….and man, was there a lot to see!
And history literally abounds at Sextant, as it’s home of the Old Edna Townsite.
And do my deceiving eyes trick me…or is that a sign for an antique store over yonder by those goats??
Well “HELLO” to the cutest little store, open but one weekend a month (lucky timing, seriously)!
Willow Nest is the sweetest little shop artistically filled with little treasures that truly deserve the title “antique”. Linda has found beautiful gems from all over the US and Europe. Her treasure trove of lovelies has items that date back to the 1800’s…I just had to snap a couple of pix for you all to savor!
In keeping with her image of Willow Nest, she found this beautiful paper dove garland from France that she has delightfully draped through the curly willow decorating her ceiling and signage. But wait, there is more!
And more still….
So, if you are ever in town…promise me you will stop by Sextant and grab a glass of vino with a big side order of sunshine and good company. And do yourself a favor, check Willow Nest’s facebook page to see if they will be open before you plan your visit.
Carpe diem, lovelies!