Hiking and Wine - the Wine Country Experience
By Austin Explorer on 11/13/2016
Distance: 4.45 Miles Duration: 2 hours, 38 minutes
Our second trip to Bartholomew Park and we had somewhat forgotten how roush some of the trails are here. Much of our walking recently has been on the sidewalks of Sonoma, so the elevation gain here was a rude reminder that we had better keep up our trail outings lest we lose whatever we've gained over the years.
This time we completed the loop including the outermost You Walk Miwok Trail, which means we've hiked them all.
We found more people on the trails this time around and most seemed to have dogs, all well behaved. At the winery near the park trailhead there were enough dog owners to create an impromptu a dog social.
Unlike our first visit to the park, we had plenty of time to look through the winery museum on the site and take in a wine tasting of 5 varietals from grapes grown here on the grounds and elsewhere in Sonoma County. We ended up buying a bottle and even picked up a longhorn decantor that reminded us of our time back in Texas.