So ... on the spur of the moment we decided to spend next weekend in Ballard, in the wine country north of Santa Barbara. Well it just so happens that next weekend the Santa Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance is celebrating its 10th anniversary (!) with an all-weekend event called Wine and Fire, including a grand tasting, winemaker's dinner, and open houses at a bunch of wineries. You may know, Santa Rita Hills is
So ... we not only get to do a little cycling (!), a little shopping, a little touring and a little hanging out, we get to do a lot of eating and drinking great wine! Yay.