1. Welcome to Mu-43.com—a friendly Micro 4/3 camera & photography discussion forum!

    If you are thinking of buying a camera or need help with your photos, you will find our forum members full of advice! Click here to join for free!

Sarah's Vineyard

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by GaryAyala, May 25, 2012.

  1. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I've been traveling quite a bit lately to Northern California. (Mary Lou's son plays soccer for SFSU - Go Gators!) We try to make the most from the trips by hitting wineries along the way. (Mary Lou has armed herself with this map of wineries ... so on route she finds wineries, then a quick Google or two and Shazam! ... we're off the freeways following the GPS speeding along California's byways.

    On our last trip she discovered "Sarah's Vineyard", in Gilroy of all places. (Gilroy is the self-proclaimed Garlic Capital of the world. One can even purchase Garlic Ice Cream in Gilroy.)

    My oldest daughter is named Sarah and she recently had a birthday ... so I was compelled to stop in Gilroy for some "Sarah's Vineyard" paraphernalia. As it turned out, it was a very pleasant, tasty and paraphernalia-rich stop.

    DMC-GF1    ---    29mm    f/14.0    1/800s    ISO 200

    DMC-GF1    ---    14mm    f/14.0    1/400s    ISO 200

    DMC-GF1    ---    14mm    f/3.2    1/30s    ISO 400

    DMC-GF1    ---    14mm    f/3.5    1/40s    ISO 400

    DMC-GF1    ---    45mm    f/14.0    1/125s    ISO 200

    DMC-GF1    ---    45mm    f/5.6    1/1300s    ISO 200

    • Like Like x 9
  2. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Nice to see a bit of leg in #3.
    • Like Like x 1
  3. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Nice pics, Gary. I've "been through" Gilroy more than a few times but missed this gem.
    Lots' of good places in Paso Robles too. I like Tobin James on 46 East. Nice western themed tasting room.
  4. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Nice set.
  5. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Mmm... Garlic ice cream! Yum!

  6. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Hey Joe, this was the tail end of the swirl ... so she was crawling by the time I took the snap. A surprisingly good Pinot.


    DMC-GF1    ---    45mm    f/14.0    1/60s    ISO 200
  7. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Gotta have that winery map ... Sarah's has live music every weekend in summer ... so possibly a double-treat.

    Paso is great, and right up the street from you ... but it seems that Paso is turning into another Napa, bowing to commercialization. I've even have glasses from the Hitching Post (ala the movie Sideways).

    You need to try the Wine Ghetto in Lompoc (up there with Gilroy on the places to visit list). But, there is a bunch of wine tasting rooms all in a warehouse/commercial type area. Unpretentious, but terribly good wines. No driving from vineyard to vineyard, (always better to stumble between tastings than drive).

    DMC-GF1    ---    22mm    f/4.6    1/10s    ISO 400

  8. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Yeah, lol. Gilroy also has a Garlic Festival. I did buy a string of garlic in Gilroy on the way home. In summer, when one gets off the freeway (say to refuel), one can smell the garlic the moment the door is opened. It even overpowers the smell of gasoline.


    PS- on the plus side ... no vampires in Gilroy.

    DMC-GF1    ---    45mm    f/14.0    1/50s    ISO 200
  9. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Thanks Djarum. Just having some fun.

    DMC-GF1    ---    14mm    f/8.0    1/400s    ISO 200

  10. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer


    Since I don't like wine I'd stop off at another place in Gilroy 'cause they got some goofy trees over there ...

    [ame=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgfH2xz51EM]THE BASKET TREE - YouTube[/ame]
  11. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Hey, like one of those Huell Howser California Gold segments. The one I saw had this mini-forrest of grafted trees. Didn't realize this was in Gilroy.


    DMC-GF1    ---    14mm    f/3.5    1/1300s    ISO 100
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.