Thursday, June 04, 2009

DeLoach Vineyards is west of Santa Rosa. One forgets how quickly one drives out of a city and into a thriving agricultural paradise. It is this way all over Sonoma County, and the transition is most acute west out of SR. DeLoach owned by a french wine conglomerate, JCB, is a beautiful, biodynamically farmed vineyard in the rolling hills and swales of the Russian River watershed. Beautiful vineyards and most delightfully generous hosts who plied us with excellent wine (their pinots are all quite distinct, one from the other, and delicious), food, and the presence of their attentive staff and very dynamic boss Jean Charles Boisset.
Jean Charles is in the white shirt. Susan Toland is addressing the group after lunch. Susan is the organizational whiz from the Academy who managed this whole event. Also seen are painters and sculptors all doing their thing.
Hats off and big thanks you to Susan, Jean Charles, Elisa, and all the staff at DeLoach.