Okie dokie folks, and yes, I said okie dokie…it’s cool and hip, trust me! As you may know, we were at the Earth Day Food and Wine Festival a little over a week ago and to be completely honest, I was blown away. The food, the wine, and the people were all better than expected!!
Did I mention the great sheep escape?
Earth Day Food and Wine Festival 2012
Unfortunately I only have a photo that shows said escaped sheep being led back to its pen after being lassoed in the vineyard at Pomar Junction, but yes…2012 will go down as the year that there was a sheep escape. Although it was a bit warm, roughly 95 degrees, everybody had a blast and the Central Coast Vineyard Team made it easy for everyone by having misters at certain spots, plenty of water, shade under the big oaks, and plenty of delicious, chilled white wines!!
Annie and I really had a great time, luckily we have our routines and rituals at these events which makes it a little easier. We always go in with the idea that I’m in charge of photos (some from my camera and some on my phone) and wine glasses while she’s in charge of grabbing random video and food. Typically we like to get a splash of wine in the glasses and then we try to do a lap around the event just to see where everyone is located and who all is there, than we dive in like ravenous honey badgers.
We try to partake in all the food and wine we can to get a good idea of what’s out there (although, I am handling the wine at this point with our little Hoot or Annie Junior on the way) and then we visit with friends and often, meet new friends. This plan of ours really has worked out for us and, in our opinion, a plan is a good idea. Between the two of us we only have four hands, better make each one count.
Be sure to check out the slideshow and let us know what you think!!
- Earth Day Food & Wine Festival 2012 Coming Soon!!! (hootnannieblog.com)