Monterey to Healdsburg (and beyond) with a stop at Selby Wines – Day 2 The Scenic Route 2021
Ah, the coast. When you live landlocked in a desert, there is nothing more refreshing than the sound and smell of the ocean. Our trip was set to take us inland, but not before we soaked up a bit more salt spray.
We headed North from Monterey on the Pacific Coast Highway, traveling through Santa Cruz and up to Bonny Doon Beach in Davenport. This was the spot where the Bonny Doon tasting room had lured us in several years ago. Sadly, it is now gone, but it helped us discover this wonderful beach.
Michael pulled out our little drone (his name is Buzz) and grabbed some great beach shots, being careful not to disturb the fishermen. I busied myself with finding those micros shots of flowers, grasses, and bumblebees.
Finally, we headed back to the car, walking along the defunct railroad tracks (which made for some more great drone footage).
Selby Wines and Susie Selby
We met Susie virtually last year during #MerlotMe in October. Since we were heading through the area, I had reached out to see if she would have time to meet us and do an interview. She graciously made time for us.
We did the interview (which you will get to see in-depth with our full piece later on) in her courtyard. She shared with us the story of how her wines came to be served in the White House over 4 different administrations.
Then we headed out front to the patio where a couple of her wine club members were sitting with friends. They were more than happy to do a short video with us on why they so loved this winery. (you will get to see that too!)
We tasted through her wines which range from Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc to reds that include Pinot Noir, Grenache, Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, and of course the Merlot that we had tasted before we headed back on the road.