Meet and Greet
In September I was lucky enough to be able to attend an event that was so incredibly fun! “Farm to Fork Progressive Food and Wine Tour” , it was exciting too. We started the whole day off at the Pioneer Museum in Paso Robles. There was hot coffee, and there were many speakers that came up to the podium to speak to us. I am going to tell you about the ones that touched my heart the most. It would take me days to tell you about all of the people I met.
Julie Polak of Moonlight Mechanic , she had her little index cards with her as she spoke to all of us. We sat in front of her on bails of hay, and I could almost hear her shaking. She was so sweet, and so friendly. A crowd of women that were ready to begin their adventure for the day…not an easy crowd to talk to at an time. I couldn’t wait to find Julie for some one on one time.
We were off on our bus, and we already had a bag of goodies with us. There was lots of talking on the bus, and a few men at a “Women in Business” luncheon. No one seemed to mind, and maybe those men were there for support of the wives. It was all good!
We arrived at Windrose Farm. (sorry the link is broken) Once we exit the bus there are “Bloody Mary’s waiting for us on a table. I am not kidding you, it was the best Bloody Mary I have ever had in my life. I am no spring chicken.
On our way out of Windrose our bus broke down. Many of us opted to stay with the bus, and allow the older people to go on the the next destination. It wasn’t that bad of a wait. It was warm, but it was tolerable.
We soon reached out next destination of Windfall Farms. It is breath taking. The property was once owned by Alex Trebek of Jeopardy. There were hawks flying around the farm overhead. The chef and author Brigit Binns was there cooking dishes, and passing around samples. Each of us got a copy of her book, and she offered to autograph it for us too. IQMS gave us a glass to take home. We drank wine from J. Lohr, and got a free bottle of wine from them too.
Lastly, we went to Pasolivo Olive Farm. What a lovely place. We ate gelato under a giant oak tree. We learned about the press, and visited the gift shop.