Every turn and curve in Sonoma wine country reveals fresh views of pale green new leaves on vines hugging the hills in undulating patterns. Even small weathered houses, beside the larger growers, have a patch of vines. Climbing every surface, wisteria drapes gracefully over doorways, trellises and fences, the delicate blossoms perfuming the air everywhere.
Tender young plants can be seen across the road at Dry Creek Winery in Healdsburg, California.
Dappled light through the wisteria at Lambert Bridge Winery in Healdsberg.
Seen through a window, a woman tends the vines at Lambert Bridge.
We stumbled across Lambert Bridge Winery seven years ago with its welcoming picnic tables. This time we came prepared with a selection of cheeses and bread. The winery supplies the wine and glasses.