Corvettes of Bakersfield had its annual wine run to Paso Robles this weekend. What a great run this was. The club didn’t do a wine run last year due to Covid and things were still a bit subdued with mask requirements and a lower than normal turn out. We generally have 25 to 30 cars on this run but this weekend we just saw 11 cars plus a couple of support vehicles. Nonetheless, we had a great time and visited some beautiful and friendly wineries.
We left dirty and the sooty Bakersfield (due to wildfires) on a cool early Saturday morning and drove to Sculpterra Winery; quite possibly the most beautiful winery in Paso Robles. The whole landscape is beautifully manicured and speckled with metal sculptures and beautiful works of art and murals. We didn’t spend nearly enough time there to look around and enjoy the beauty of the scenery. Heck, even the roads were paved which is unusual with the many wineries that we have visited that have dirt roads leading to the tasting rooms. The Somaliers where very friendly and informative.
Then, onto Stillwater Vineyards where we tasted some great wines while informed and educated by the very friendly Paul Hoover, the owner of the Winery. He and his wife grew up and lived in Bakersfield and knew some of our members and talked about old times. We had our lunch there and enjoyed the lectures in winemaking.
Our last stop was Bovino Vineyards and, again, were treated to some excellent wine while sitting high in a patio overlooking the vineyards. The scenery was fantastic and the weather was perfect and breezy, albeit a bit smoky high in the sky; also due to the wildfires. The owner, Dan Souza, is very hospitable and generous in his approach to life.
By then it was around 3 o’clock and we headed for our motel where we had our drawings for a variety of prizes. We enjoyed each other‘s camaraderie and had our dinner late before turning in for the night.
Thank you Tony and Chevy for planning a great event. Always looking forward to the next one. Click here for lots more photos