We will start off the caravan from Starbucks @ 1041 E. Capitol Expressway in San Jose at 7:15. Gary and Geneva will be leading the caravan to Salinas where Carol and I will join. We will travel 101 to Gonzales where we will have a quick bio break and continue to Paso Robles to the Estrella Warbirds Museum. We will park on the tarmac among the historic aircraft and we will have 2 guided tour groups of the museum.
From there we will be off to lunch at the Cass winery for a wine tasting during lunch. We will taste 6 wines along with your lunch choice of Crab cakes, pulled pork, or a smoked chicken salad.
Next we are off to the Sculptura winery. Here along with great wines are an assortment of large metal sculptures, bocce ball, table tennis and nice seating among the gardens.
We will complete Sundays wine tasting at the Tobin James winery.
You should be sure to book your room at the nicely remodeled Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Paso Robles. We will have suggestions for where to eat either within walking distance, in case driving is not a good idea, or in town with a wide selection of restaurants. The hotel has a nice casual seating area where we can hang out and discuss the day.
In the morning we will start off with breakfast at the hotel followed by the Steinbeck winery where we will switch off wine tasting and touring the property in a WW2 jeep. Be sure to say hello to the furry 4 legged greeters. They don’t bite but may lick just a little.
Finally we are off to Soledad where we will have a buffet style authentic (I do mean authentic) Mexican lunch narrated by the visitors center hostess who is a wealth of information. Did you know that Pinnacles is the newest National Park?
From there we are free to either scatter or continue the caravan toward home.
With the exception of the hotel and Sunday night dinner the cost per person will be $89 payable to Ron or Carol prior to the trip. This will cover all the wine tastings and both lunches.
There is still room for more wine lovers.
Ron and Carol Beck
P.S. if you haven’t already reserved your room, phone the Holiday Inn Express and Suites at 805-238-6500. The reservation code is CCS. (Corvette Club Santa clara)