A Country Garden in the City|
The house is located on one of two adjoining parcels,
with a common garden area. The other house is where Frank, the rental owner, resides. If you need anything at all, you may contact him or Melinda next door.
Come straight over, or phone us at the number from the contact sheet.
garden area is a charming and casual country-style
garden with flowers, seasonal fruits, seasonal vegetables, and herbs.
There is a shared patio area which we welcome you to use. We are happy to
share a glass of our wine with you here and share some of our experience
of Sonoma County.
The deck outside the kitchen hosts our beautiful begonias which bloom from spring through fall. The patio has a
smoke cooker for outdoor slow-smoke cooking and a nice table
for dining or enjoying wine or the view. The
back deck houses some larger potted plants including a lovely gardenia and a Cecile Brunner rose. From the back deck, you can step down into the section of our organic vegetable garden where we grow our heirloom tomatoes, green beans, some herbs and sweet peppers.
If you find yourself visiting us during the summer and fall,
we invite you to share in our organic, home-grown fruits and vegetables. Each year we plant tomatoes, peppers, zucchini and beans and enjoy fresh foods during the
summer and fall months. We also have a variety of fruit trees
producing at various times of the year which you are also welcomed to enjoy. In the back gardens
you'll find Meyer Lemons (usually year-round), Bearss Limes (late
summer/fall), Peaches (mid-end July), Black Figs (fall), Orange and Tangelo (winter-spring)
and soon Avocado. If you would also like some Italian Prune Plums
(summer) or Bartlett Pears (summer)
please let us know and will gather some from our front garden. Please
ask us when you check in and we will
be happy to take you on a tour through the garden to point out what is
We make wine for our own pleasure and during the months
of August through October or November, you may be able to observe or participate in wine-making activities. Much of this occurs on the patio off the deck which is a
cool low area between the houses. This is a fun and memorable experience. We typically make two varietals each year and bottle the previous vintages as appropriate
just before harvest. If you wish to participate or observe, contact us to find out what we have planned and when.
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