On the second day of my friend's visit, we decided to take a mini road trip and check out the Gilroy Wine Trail. Since I am not comfortable driving all the way to Napa or Sonoma, I thought it would be great to just take her to somewhere local. It's a shorter distance and we can still do other things during her second day. When I did some research there were so many wineries within the Gilroy Wine Trail. Although some of them are only open on weekends, the rest were open daily from about noon to 5 pm. The tasting fee are very similar and I guess you really have to search hard to find that are free. Times are tough. We had five different wines - Pinot Noir, Lila Cuvee, Zinfandel, Cabernet Blanc, and some other mix I cannot remember. The best part about this Winery - Clos LaChance is the view. It is overlooking the Corde Valle GC. Maria loved the garden, the view and of course the wine. There were two other ladies sitting at the bar doing exactly what we are doing. We all started chatting and sharing lifes stories. We also took photos outside. It was a great day.
Almost forgot. Happy birthday to our friends Lulu and Liliana who are celebrating their birthdays today. We send our happy wishes and our hugs. Our apologies to the weather they are having today. Cold, blustery, freezing temperatures. Maria was thankful she's here with me in sunny San Jose.