California Dreaming in Zone 8B - Wine Country
So here we are again in Zone 8B, but check out the scenery compared to the previous post! The temperature changes from 43 degrees to 85 + degrees within a 60 minute drive, perfect for wine making and farming. As you drive away from the coast and out of the fog you start to see a huge change in geography as the once treacherous cliffs become gentle rolling hills and the rivers become dry creeks. Next stop, the famous vineyards of the Russian River Valley, Green Valley, Dry Creek Valley and Carneros Valley. I can't pick a favorite location, they all are wonderful and have their own style and beauty.
Cliffs along the PCH 1 with the fog pouring inland
Road leading inland with the fog in the distance - you should be able to see miles of beautiful shoreline.
Beautiful California oaks sprinkled along the hillside
Perennial garden in Duncan Mills
Dianthus' & roses in Duncan Mills
Dianthus garden in Duncan Mills
Majestic California Oak
Wildflowers at Iron Horse Vineyards in the Green Valley
Fort Ross Vineyards - On the coast but above the fog
Dry Creek Valley
Gundlach Bundschu Vineyard or GUNBUN
Located at the crossroads of the Sonoma, Carneros and Napa Valley