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Solvang Wine Tasting

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by GaryAyala, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    With the O15mm Lens Cap:

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    Our first stop was breakfast at Paula's, great Danish Pancakes.
    OM-D w/ O15mm, 1/90, F/8, ISO 200

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    The first taste, Carivintas. Carivintas donates a portion of their profits to non-profit Animal Rescue Organizations. Carivintas uses portraits of rescued animals on their labels and they craft excellant wines.
    OM-D w/ O15mm, 1/60, F/8, ISO 12800

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    This is Diego Red, named after the vinter's dog, a very handsome Black Lab. A brought a bottle of Diego home with me.
    OM-D w/ O15mm, 1/60, F/8, ISO 2500

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    Solvang is a very dog friendly little town. There were dogs everywhere. Every tasting room welcomed man's best friend and made sure there was water for the pooches.
    OM-D w/ O15mm, 1/60, F/8, ISO 3200

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    Solvang is a tourist trap based upon Scandinavian architecture and culture. Just by happenstance, the town resides in the middle of some world class vineyards (Pinot Noir).

    Gary

    PS- The Red Viking has the best abelskiver in Solvang, complete with this wonderful home-made raspberry jam.
    G

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  2. erb3742

    erb3742 Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 3, 2012
    Southern California
    Eric
    Great pictures, my wife and I were just saying tonight how we need to take a trip up to Solvang again.

    Definitely checking out those Danish pancakes as well as Carivintas.

    Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
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    Lucas & Lewellen had a better line-up of "excellant" wines that the other shops. I really enjoyed their offerings. Paula's (the pancake place) also had a superb eggs and chicken fried steak.

    Gary
     
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  4. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    PS- Don't forget dinner at Cold Springs Tavern. A former stagecoach stop built in 1865, good food, leaky windows.

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    OM-D w/ O12mm, 2/3, f/2, ISO 3200

    G
     
  5. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Looks like fun. My wife and I vacationed in the Finger Lakes of NY last summer and really enjoyed many of the excellent wineries (Plus the one Weinery!) :smile:
     
  6. incabloc

    incabloc Mu-43 Top Veteran

    539
    May 21, 2012
    You produced some great pictures with the O15!
    BTW Pinot Noir is my fav.
     
  7. shizlefonizle

    shizlefonizle Mu-43 Veteran

    372
    Apr 21, 2012
    Great pictures!! You didnt get any of their cookies?
     
  8. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Weinery don't grow on trees. We had a very nice time.

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    Some tourists partaking in the Danish sene of humor. (When in Rome ...)
    OM-D w/ O15mm, 1/60, f/8, ISO 200

    Gary
     
  9. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I love Solvang! I think I'll bring the family there this year. :smile:
     
  10. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    As it is mine as well. I'm even growing Pinot in the backyard. The O15mm has a bit of a learning curve, but it's a fun lens.

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    Dascomb Cellars pairs wine with cheese. Brought home a selection of each.
    OM-D w/ O15mm, 1/10, f/8, ISO 2500

    Gary
     
  11. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Nahhh, loaded up on abelskiver instead.

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  12. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    It's such a tourist trap, but nobody seems angry or bummed out in the entire place. Remember to eat at The Cold Springs Tavern, it's in the middle of the San Marcos Pass.

    Gary

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    OM-D w/ O12mm, 1/60, f/2, ISO 6400
     
  13. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Great shots Gary. I did a job a couple years back in Solvang. A real nice place and I love that I didn't have to pay for street parking (coming from LA :eek:).
     
  14. Stewmander

    Stewmander Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 16, 2012
    Sacramento, CA
    Be sure to swing by Enjoy Cupcakes in Los Olivos! Their cupcakes are amazing and what could be better than cupcakes specifically baked to go along with your wine tasting?
     
  15. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    I hate paying for parking. Just really bugs me.

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  16. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Oh I don't know ... the Hitching Post is pretty good.

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