In yesterday’s blog, we shared information on two very extensive… not to mention expensive… wine tours, one to the Burgundy appellation of France, and the other to Italy’s Piedmont region.
One cost $6,900, and the other was a bit more reasonable $2,950 (based on double occupancy).
But it should be noted that one need not spend that much hard-earned money in order to have a unique wine adventure. This summer, thanks to Carol Shelton Wines, we can experience Hawaii for a mere $30.
Key word: experience. We won’t actually be going to Hawaii, but rather to Shelton’s urban winery in Santa Rosa, Calif.
On Saturday, July 26, the winery will host its 3rd annual Carol Shelton Luau from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Here’s what attendees can expect:
• Tastings of award-winning Zinfandels and a white Rhone blend.
• Music of the islands (tell all your ukulele-loving friends).
• Pulled kalua pork, short ribs, Shoyu chicken, mac salad, rice, Haupia pudding and, of course, Spam. (Does Spam pair well with Zinfandel? Here’s your chance to find out.)
• “Best Hula Dancer” contest.
Hawaiian attire is suggested but not required, and a number of prizes will be given away.
For further information or to purchase tickets, call 707-575-3441.
So, now you have a wide range of choices and prices for unique wine experiences — $6,900 for Burgundy, $2,950 for Piedmont… or $30 for Hawaii in Santa Rosa.