I’ve heard of the new hip tasting room known as Red Car alongside the Gravenstein Highway and finally stopped in.  I first thought I was entering a music lounge.  A beautiful velvet green couch was calling my name and when I sat down I discovered the record player and shelves of records available for public selection.


“Ok,” I thought, “I need to wiggle my way to the tasting bar now.” But then I found the jewelry presentation in the corner.  What a creative display – reuse your old animal horns to hold necklaces!


lynmar necklaces antlers





Now, the hip décor is nothing compared to your tasting room employees.  Everyone wants to have a good time and interacts with all the tasters with contagious energy.  Ever had a Rose shot? It sounds repulsive, but when John explained that he would rather do shots of rose than shots of tequila, I tentatively agreed.  Although, I ‘d rather just sip than shoot.



The Rose is so beautiful and has a fun label that they made a magnum size available (which is now on display in my kitchen).  Big enough for 100 rose shooters! Or, 10 glasses – however you see it.


“What’s this stool I am sitting on?” I ask myself.  Yes, old sewing stools made by Singer.  If this place wasn’t swanky enough, they also encourage all their guests to sign the Guest Book with a quill pen! Then after tasting the delicious Pinot Noirs that grow along the Sonoma Coast, you can buy a glass and play corn hole, a bean bag tossing game, outside on the grass.


Wine Bottle Candles…


Retro light fixtures

retro lighting red car


Stay tuned next week for Iron Horse!

Did you read about last weeks Lynmar adventure?

Posted by Anne Loupy

One Comment

  1. Perfectly written! Thanks


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