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Savannah-Chanelle Vineyards
Elana and I won a free wine tasting in a silent auction at a Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser in SF.  So, we invite ten friends who were willing to make the trek to Savannah-Chanelle Vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains.  Naturally, we invited our south bay friends!
Date(s): October 9, 2005. Album by Michael Bang. Photos by Michael Bang. 1 - 24 of 27 Total. 115 Visits.
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Tasting Room
Here's the main building.

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Start of Tour
Heading to the vines.

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Zinfandel Grapevines
We actually got to taste grapes from old (planted 1910) and young (planted ~2000) vines.

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Our guide Ed
In black, with some wine in a carrier.

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Wine Carrier
A close up of the wines that accompanied us on the walk through the vineyard.  They didn't last long!

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Julie and Pancho
and little Danielle!

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Bob and Ann
Just back from Hawaii.

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Walking Thru the Vineyard
Ann and I talking about the movie "Sideways" and how Merlot isn't as popular anymore and Pinot Noir has become more popular.

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In the Vineyard
Ron, Jill, Rohana and Eva.

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By The Offices
This old building was used for parties and weddings, but for now, it's for office staff and the bathrooms, which came in handy after a few glasses of wine and chomping on grapes.

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Tasting
Ed was always pouring the wine based on the grape variety that we were standing next to.  He's pouring Pinot, but unfortunately, the Pinot vines were waaaaay up on a hillside.

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Pinot Envy
Aah, nothing like a couple of good glass of Pinot.

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Group Shot
Don't worry, the baby didn't partake in the drinking...

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In the Cellar
Ed opening yet another bottle.

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In the Cellar
We headed down into the cellar to continue the tour (and the drinking).

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Mike in the Cellar
Keep going!

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Bob in the Cellar
Stop talking and just pour me the wine!

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Julie and Pancho in Cellar
They couldn't quite get the baby carriage down the stairs, so more wine for them (just kidding)!

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Eva and Rohana in the Cellar
We'll take a case of everything!

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Ed in the Cellar
Describing some of the tools of the trade.

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Fermentation Vats
This is where the grapes ferment, before going into casks in the cellar.

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Fermenting Pinot
Pinot grapes in the vat outside.

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Tasting Room
Continuing the tasting, and also making a few purchases.

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The Pianist
She used to play with Johnny Lee Hooker.

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