MSG for 21+… well the wine part is… the rest is for anyone… ha!
Opening our home has been quite a journey and Wente Wine helps make it happen!
Every Monday we invite people over for dinner.
Yep, every Monday!
We have kept this tradition going for over two years.
(The way the whole thing started is a story in itself, and deserves it’s own blog post.)
Anyhoo, because of our Monday dinners, acquaintance become friends.
And friends become people you start doing life with.
It’s quite nice, really.
Opening you home can look like hosting neighborhood dinner or having a birthday party or… well… anytime you have people who don’t sleep in your house, in your house!
What opening your home SHOULDN’T look like, is the pressure to have the perfect entree or best home decor or tidy linen closet or… you get the idea.
I think that’s what I love most about our Monday dinners… the “yep, my kids spilled Cheez-Its in the hall and I haven’t had a chance to sweep yet,” type of atmosphere. And I think that’s why our guests have so much fun at our house, AND why we can cultivate genuine friendships. What you see is what you get… Cheez-It crumbs and all.
It’s refreshing for guests. And it’s freedom for us… to be us.
Then when you go to your new friends’ house (bottle of Wente wine in hand) you don’t feel bad putting the kids in front of another episode of Ninjago while you enjoy a game of uno, and laughing for two hours straight.
We tried the Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon and it was AMAZING.
And I’m in love with the Wente Family story: C.H. Wente came to America in 1883 to create a better life. Five generations later Wente Vineyards is the oldest family-run winery in the country. Their wine is 100% estate grown, and sustainably farmed in the Livermore Valley… doesn’t that give you all the warm fuzzies!?! (Almost as many smiles as the picture below.) You can read the whole history here… warning if you love supporting family owned, you’ll be even more hooked!
Wente Vineyards is encouraging everyone to share their journey with the hashtag: #LoveOfTheJourney
Because isn’t life about more than just the destination?
Life is about the small moments in our journey.
At least that’s what I think!
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Find Wente on Facebook, Twitter, and read about their journey on their history page.
Visit a tasting room if you are in the bay area. We hope to on our next road trip!