J. Bookwalter

J. Bookwalter Winery is one of my favorite haunts, especially summer evenings on the patio. They have music on the weekends and superb food. The wines are named after literary conventions – Protagonist, Subplot, Foreshadow… You get the idea. They also contribute to charities promoting literacy. And they have a Google Business View virtual tour. Click below to stroll around inside. So what’s not to like?

Joanne Massingale ~ Artist

Joanne is a painter who works primarily in oils. She really likes pleine aire painting and we had hoped to do a “pleine aire” video, but the weather and the barking dog next door thwarted our plans. I especially like her paintings of the alpacas and the western themed art.

We also shared some of Bookwalter Winery’s ’08 Couplet, a blend of Chardonnay and Viogner. I really enjoyed hanging out with Joanne. She was just so calm and relaxed.

For more about her art and art related travels, visit her blog at Massingale Fine Arts