Sweet, warm, welcoming. Country charm, family-friendly, so unexpected! The back roads of Elk Grove lead to Vannatta Wine. So glad I took that long and winding Sheldon Road under oak canopies to their "front door". Jamie greeted me so fantastically with a big hug! Steve was hurrying behind the pour on this Harvest Festival weekend. A good crowd, but not overwhelming.
Live music on the patio in the shade and under sunny, blue skies. Tiny feet tirelessly enjoyed their first time on the grape stomp while the adults savored reds and whites paired with handmade pizzas by Flour Dust Pizza Company. I sampled the Chardonnay 2015 -- peachy and tropical -- and the Batalla 2014 aged for 24 months in French Oak -- it's yummy! This is wine country the way I like it -- slow and easy. Many people I spoke with said, "It's my first time; this is amazing!" I agree and I'll definitely be back.