Robin and Howie watch as Bruno Reis of Konzelmann Estate begins the guided tasting.
Bruno Reis displays Konzelmann's excellent 2003 VQA Pinot Blanc.
Ken and Ed glance across as Howie studies one of the reds and Robin takes a look at the label.
Wind machines dot the vinescape at Stratus Vineyards.
Giant stainless steel tanks and wooden fermentation vessels at Stratus Vineyards.
Our guided tasting at Stratus Vineyards led by Charles Baker, director of marketing and sales. Counterclockwise from the bottom right are Robin, Lee, Howie, Ed, Ken, Chris & Marta and yours truly.
Ed and Howie during the tasting at Stratus Vineyards, which featured excellent bread, cured beef and several intriguing artisanal cheeses to go with the wines.
The cheese course at Stratus Vineyards.
Château des Charmes as seen from the public parking area.
Our tour, led by Paul-André Bosc, begins against the backdrop of the vineyards and a warm evening sun.
Auxerrois grapes bask in the summer sun at Château des Charmes estate.
Château des Charmes founder & president Paul Bosc speaks to the group with Howie and Robin seated nearby during our tasting of the winery's top wines.
Chris, Marta and Paul B. at the Château des Charmes tasting.