Monday, April 16, 2012

Amador Winery Tour 1st Stop: Helwig

I love wine tasting... not just for the wine, but because most often wineries are in beautiful settings & it's a time to relax, unwind, and learn about wine.

The first surprise stop on the Birthday Wine Tour {see this post if you missed it} was at Helwig.

I've tried their wines before (very good) and heard many good things about their location.  I was very excited when we pulled up.

TL called ahead and booked a winery and cave (they have caves!) tour for all of us!

 Before leaving the house...
 My sis and college girls in the limo
The boys...
 Helwig: rustic & beautiful
 Wine tasting with Case
 Where they do their "fermenting"
 Lady, me and Shells
 Lighting inside the caves...
 Our tour guide explaining how they built the caves
 Me and my sis, Juju
Gorgeous!

One of my favorite wines from Helwig is The Round Up Red... it's a delicious blend!
If you live in or visit Northern California - don't overlook Amador wineries... especially Helwig :)

16 comments:

Kristin said...

That looks like so much fun! Love wine tasting and you are right, wineries are always beautiful!!

Carolyn said...

Seriously! This looks like so much fun!!!!!

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

It looks like you had a super birthday celebration! Can't wait to hear more about the day!

Ana F. said...

I LOVE wine tasting! We just went to a new winery yesterday - but in Livermore! I'll add this one to my list to visit! :)

Caroline said...

So fun! And what gorgeous pictures!

Ashley said...

this looks SOO fun!

Lauren said...

looks gorgeous! wine country is on my bucket list...but so far away from Missouri!

Trishski said...

Helwig is one of our favorites of the Amador wineries. We are wine club members! Look like you had such a great time. Way to go TL!!!

Jodi said...

So pretty. Such a fun thing to do for a birthday celebration!

Angie said...

Oh wow, that cave is awesome!
What a great time :)

Tanja @ Postmodern Hostess said...

What a fun trip! Thanks for the recommendation for Amador... it's easy to think about Napa and Sonoma and forget about all the other wine growing areas in the state. Though I can say that the central coast (near Santa Barbara) is also wonderful!

And happy belated birthday!

Tricia said...

Your trip looks absolutely perfect! I truly love touring wineries, especially with a great group of friends.

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

I just was looking at that winery to have our wedding at! :)

Our Family of Four said...

How fun! I have yet to go wine tasting.. I want to go now!

Nicole Marie said...

when i come home for the summer can i come visit you and we can go wine tasting?!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

The cave looks very cool!