Wine is such a blessing to me, but being so close to Napa Valley is an amazing luxury! My husband and I live quite literally 3 miles away from a quaint little area which is the Suisun Valley Wine Country here in Solano County. In about a three to five mile radius you can find a handful of wineries, some art Galleries, and great eateries.
One day not long ago my husband and I decided to venture out and visit one the of the wineries near where we live called WINTERHAWK WINERY. What a great place. We drove up and walked up to an area that looked like an open warehouse or hanger and payed a $5.00 entrance fee. We were invited to the wine tasting bar where we received about 8 generous tastings and the one we liked the best, we got an entire glass of. That’s not all! Included in the $5.00 price we got to eat the brick oven pizza being made, and sit down to enjoy a great Blues Band that was performing. NO KIDDING.
As I sat there thoroughly enjoying the wine, band, and pizza my husband walked up to talk to the musicians on their break. I sat there and smiled feeling utter contentment and happiness. The band began to play again and my husband and I danced and laughed and had the best time together. Then the singer/blues guitar player ROBERT HOLLYWOOD JENKINS took the mic after the song and said, “I would like to invite Debra Lee and Brad, some musical guests up to the stage,” OH so THAT is what my husband was up to. Okay by me!
We performed a couple of songs and danced more and as we were dancing HOLLYWOOD walked up to me and stuck the mic in my face and we traded off singing the blues. The band was great and I have to say that I was really surprised at how generous and kind the staff was. We made many new friends that day who frequent Winterhawk. We will be visiting again soon as they have live music most weekends.
For five dollars I got to have a wonderful date, wine, and sing my heart out…what a lovely day it was. You never know what treasures you will find in your own back yard.