Our fun day started in the sweet little town of Graton where artists and farmers seem to have a strong foothold. A stroll through the few shops and a cappuccino at Willow Wood Market Café led us to Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. We weren't into hiking, but it was a beautiful spot for enjoying nature and the magnificent tall trees. We went back to Graton for another terrific meal. Underwood Bar and Bistro was a fun small plates and beer place for lunch.
On the way back to scout out the wolves, A. Rafanelli called to say they could accommodate us in Dry Creek. We excitedly headed over to the private tasting with front gate code in hand. It was a great spot with terrific wines.
Back to the condo for a change of clothes, we then headed to Francis Ford Coppolla's Rustic restaurant. Lemon drop martinis set the mood for one of my favorite entrees. Whole fish baked in salt was on the menu and it was delicious.