On October 12th, the SSVMSA Bus Trip to Napa brought 38 people to the world-renowned Peju winery! Upon arrival we were invited into the vineyards where we were given a VIP wine tasting. We were able to first taste grapes fresh off of the vines. Then we were given the juice of the grape that had just been pressed. Everyone was surprised to see that the juice contained bits of stem and seed, but it was delicious! Lastly, we tasted the cabernet wine that came from the grape! It was a unique and delightful experience. We were then taken through a very generous tasting of many of the wines that Peju produces. Next, we moved to lovely tables set for our gourmet lunch, also in the vineyard.
With our bellies full of wonderful food and wine we were able to stretch our legs and tour Peju’s sculpture garden. Peju’s owner, Herta Peju, delighted us with a description of different art pieces and a bit of history on how each piece was acquired. All in all it was a fabulous day and a great way to build excitement for the up and coming Art of Medicine 2020!!