Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Visiting the Ferrari-Carano Winery Gardens



My husband and I recently made a visit to the wonderful Ferrari-Carano Winery along Dry Creek Road outside of Healdsburg, California. The location is spectacular and the wines quite tasty but I fell in love with the gardens. The gardens were created by Rhonda Carano. There is no charge to wander through them and apparently in the early spring 10,000 tulips are in bloom. We were told that each year they are planted in a different color scheme. You can bet I'll be headed back there then!

Beautiful spots in the gardens.





One interesting thing I learned about was the cork oak tree. If you click on the photo of the sign it should become large enough for you to read.





I rubbed the snout of the wild boar sculpture for luck—it is my firm belief that you can never have too much good luck!



Views from the veranda off of the tasting room.





9 comments:

  1. Oh it all looks so beautiful and serene!

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  2. What a beautiful place. Someday maybe you'll get down to my neck of the woods in the Santa Ynez Valley. It's also very beautiful and has great wines.

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  3. How beautiful! I love visiting gardens. What is it about wild boars that are supposed to bring luck? We've rubbed our share of wild boar statues too, but now I wonder why!

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  4. Wow! These pictures are gorgeous! I'd love to visit here if I'm ever in CA again.

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  5. Wow, what a beautiful place! I haven't been to Healdsburg in years! Looks like you had a lovely time. I hope that handsome swine fellow brings you loads of good luck!

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  6. Those are spectacular photos! I had no idea a cork had to be that old! You learn something every day :) I hope to visit these gardens someday, it looks positively peaceful.

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  7. i love the photos, and i love the wild boar! wish i had one for luck :)

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