Monday, September 24, 2007

Tasting in Wine Caves

One of the prettiest tasting rooms in all of wine country is at Bella Vineyards. Located at the far northern end of the Dry Creek Valley, Bella is about 1 hour and 45 minutes from San Francisco. It's a long drive, but you will be rewarded with a pleasant tasting experience in Bella's wine caves.

Caves provide an excellent place to produce and age wine as the temperature is a constant 58 - 61 degrees and the humidity is about 55%. By using caves wineries can save on their electricity bills. They do not need to pay for heating, cooling, or humidifying their storage areas. With over 5,000 feet of caves, Bella has plenty of room to store their tasty Zinfandel, Syrah, and Late Harvest Zinfandel.

The staff at Bella are friendly and $5 gets you a taste of their current releases. If you want to picnic, Bella has a few tables on the lawn in front of the caves.

You can take a private, wine country tour that includes a visit to Bella Vineyards and other Dry Creek Valley wineries. For more information, please call me at (866) 326-4237 (toll free) or e-mail me by clicking here.

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