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Geyserville Walking Tour, start your odometer

Monday, August 4th, 2014 | Posted by
Love Story sculpture at Geyserville Visitors Center parking lot

Love Story sculpture at Geyserville Visitors Center parking lot

Wine Country Walking Tours is now featuring a Geyserville Walking Tour that covers 144 years  of Geyserville’s history with stories, humor and wine.

Taking a walking tour in Geyserville sounds like an oxymoron the town’s main street is only one block long yet that one block is filled with local lore and living legends.

Grady Beard entertains and educates along side Freddie (Winery dog)

Grady Beard entertains and educates along side Freddie (Winery dog)

Harold Jones of Wine Country Walking Tours welcomes visitors with a big warm smile  at the Geyserville Visitors Center statue at the north end of downtown Geyserville to learn about the Geyserville Sculpture Trail.

Though the Geyserville Sculpture Trail is relatively new, people from all over the world have come to take their pictures with the larger than life sculptures.

Standing in front of the ‘Love Story Statue’  the history of Geyserville’s humble beginnings stating in the 1870’s puts the agriculture area in prospective for folks new to the area. The Geyserville train station became a destination for visitors traveling to the Geysers.

Wine Country Walking Tours was the brain child of Harold & Kirsten Jones, developed during an adult ‘gap’ year.

Norma Ramazzotti shares the Ramazzotti Italy to Geyserville story

Norma Ramazzotti shares the Ramazzotti Italy to Geyserville story

After seeing David Elliot Cohen in person reading from his book  One Year Off, the Jones did just that, they took one year off.

The Geyserville Walking Tour  visits four wineries, all with private personally designed tastings and two wineries pair local tasty bits from local restaurants such as Diavola and  Catelli’s.

Tours are $49 per person and last about 2.5 hours, Thursday-Sunday by appointment.

The local color of walking past Bosworth’s Mercantile crossing the street to Meeker Winery Tasting Room now  housed in the old Geyserville Bank building, complete with teller cages and the lockable vault puts you right in the center of Gville.

Looking to the east , the St Helena mountains climb to the sky above Highway 128, it is as if the road leads right up to the clouds.

Your guide may lead you to Mercury Winery, Ramazzotti Wines, Route 128 Winery, or Meeker Wines. Your custom tour is designed with your personal needs taken into consideration, with specially designed pairings for gluten intolerant and dairy free.

Geyserville restaurants Catelli’s and Diavola have worked with the local tasting rooms to perfectly pair their farm to table food with the wines being poured.

Expert tasting room staff and knowledgeable tour guides bring together the farm to table concept through the history of Geyserville.

Bank of Geyserville teller stations at Meeker

Bank of Geyserville teller stations at Meeker

Ending the tour in front of Bosworth & Son (& Daughters) a 100 year family run business.

Be sure to stop in, buy a jar of local honey, a new cowboy hat or a burial plot.

Listen to the floor boards creek and imaging it being 1914 and this is your one stop shop in Geyserville for all your mercantile needs.

For locals, the Geyserville Walking Tour  offered from Wine Country Walking Tours  is a must do for  your next staycation.

 

 

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Deborah Serval is our Geyserville correspondent.
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