5 Treats You Should Always Bring Home From Wine Country, Plus How To Pack Them

by Heide Brandes of Travel Awaits

As the sun set over the low hills around Bokisch Vineyards in Lodi, California, I nibbled at a toasted slice of bread made heady and seductive with garlic and rich butter. In one hand, I sipped a delicate summer rosé wine and watched a swirl of locally-created olive oil glisten in the fading summer light.

In California’s Wine Country (or any winemaking region locals refer to as such), food and wine are forever intertwined. For most visitors to this land of grapes and olives, their suitcases return home much heavier than they were on arrival. How could you not want to bring a couple of bottles of your favorite wine home? What about that jar of lavender-scented jam or a few bottles of truffled-scented…Read More

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