Got cabin fever? Depending on where you live, you may be growing tired of “hunkering down” and are craving a good wine experience.
Vinesse TODAY to the rescue! We’ve selected three: one in California, one outside Portland (Oregon), and one in Omaha. We’ll take care of the other 47 states another time.
Let’s begin in the Golden State…
- Herzog Wine Cellars in Oxnard, Calif., is home to a restaurant called Tierra Sur, serving lunch and dinner Sundays through Thursdays, lunch only on Fridays, and a tapas and cocktails menu on Saturday nights. Among our menu favorites are the rapini with black garlic sauce and roasted pine nuts (available from the trio plate menu); chorizo lamb sausage and black olive piadina flat bread with watercress, cherry tomato salad and zahtar dressing (available from the appetizer menu); and the veal chop with sorrel-polenta, roasted rapini and plum sauce (available from the entrée menu). A tasting menu featuring Herzog wines also is available. Reservations are required on Sundays and recommended other days, and may be made by calling 805-983-1560.
- If you’re feeling adventurous, how about a little snowboarding with that Sauvignon Blanc? No, not at the same time, but there will be plenty of both—plus skiing, a tour of the Columbia Gorge Waterfall, sightseeing in Portland, winery lunches and much more—during the Oregon Winter Wonderloop trips that have been scheduled this winter and spring. Remaining trips are set for Feb. 9-16, March 9-16 and April 6-13. The cost: $2,625 per person, based on double occupancy. You can learn more here.
- And finally, while the Nebraska city of Omaha may be known for steaks, one can find plenty of non-carnivorous cuisine there. Among our favorite restaurants is La Buvette, a café and grocery offering plenty of small plates, wines by the glass, and a chalkboard menu of rotating hot entrees such as baked salmon, lamb shanks, and linguini with clams. You can get more information on this unexpected dining destination here.