In Wine Country, winter is certainly the slowest season. After all, we get our fair share of rain around here in January. To some, it can be dreary, but we never let that get us down. On the contrary, when it rains in Wine Country, we pour a lot of great wine. Sssh, don’t tell anyone, but it’s really rather nice. The crowds are gone and it’s just us locals.
One of our two favorite places to spend a rainy afternoon is the Sonoma Wine Shop, run by our friends Ken and Bryan. The Sonoma Wine Shop is located in the heart of the square on the west side of the Historic Sonoma Plaza.
At SWS, you can taste rare vintages from boutique wineries (producers who make only a few hundred cases or less). Mr. CG is a member here and often pops in to sample the latest arrivals. SWS is a place where we take all of our out of town guests.