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 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