Nice wine, attractive tasting room, friendly staff.. but I gravitate out to the garden. This was my 3rd visit this year, and I loved the bittersweet beauty of the decay - the annual flowers and vegetables were being allowed to go out gracefully in-situ, waving their hankies as they decline; the horticultural manifestation of Blanche Du Bois. The grasses, salvias and sub-tropicals were robust- at peak performance, a full month before the first killing frost.
I liked the banana -grapevine combo. Not something I would have thought of, but very medit-centric I think.
Coolness- fall Salvias , a bit of the foliage action, and the grasses steal the scene.
A week is a long time in gardening
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