I absolutely love having family and friends visit me. I may be a little bias, but I think the Bay Area was the absolute BEST place to grow up in. It is so beautiful, has incredible food, and offers many different things to do, including wine tasting. When my friend Brooke decided to visit me, I took her to a fantastic winery called Savannah Chantelle.
Most people assume that all the wine tasting in the Bay Area happens in Napa, and while many of it does, the South Bay and coast offers some good vineyards.
Savannah Chantelle is nestled in the Santa Cruz mountains, and it offers a really wonderful selection of wines. While they are primarily a red winery (woohoo!) they also had two great chardonnays.
A flight is only $10 and the staff is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. If you are in the Bay, this is definitely worthy of a day trip.
Hope you are having the most fantastic summer!