Friday, September 11, 2015

Wine Tour!

On Labor Day, nine wine-loving students from Language Systems Downtown LA visited three Central Coast Wineries, Babcock Vineyard & Winery, Koehler Vineyard & Winery, and Rusack Vineyard & Winery with teacher John, who is a longtime visitor to the area and a wine club member of the three wineries.

The first stop was Babcock, where students enjoyed tasting eight high-quality wines with cheese & crackers. We were served in the spacious tasting room while sitting around a low table.

Next, we drove to Los Olivos to buy lunch, then took it to Koehler to taste eight more wines and enjoy a picnic under shady trees, drinking four bottles of Koehler's Riesling, Grenache (red) and a Grenache Rose. Some students bought wine using John's 20% club member discount.

We then divided into two groups, one group exploring quaint Danish-style Solvang, and the other taking in one more winery, Rusack.

After meeting up again, we all went to Chumash Casino, where most students won some money!!

It was a long day, but everyone had a great time learning about wine, tasting delicious local wine of the area, playing tourist in Solvang, and just enjoying the beautiful Southern California countryside on a warm late-summer day.

John Bury - #DTLA Teacher

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