I spent some time at the Medlock Ames winery tasting room (which includes the Alexander Valley Bar) photographing and enjoy a pickling seminar given by my friend Eric, founder of Angry Christina.
Here are some photos from the event.
produce for the picnic. Watermelons, cucumbers, squash, tomatoes and carrots.
bread in a basket. The lighting in the bar was wonderful.
Crocks and jars with pickles and pickled carrots. The stoneware crocks have a little “moat” around the rim that is designed to seal the pickling contents from outside air when filled with water.
The Alexander Valley Bar has some pretty sweet decorations.
There’s a large garden outside of the Medlock Ames tasting room and a few sunflower fields just in front of the grape vines.
Pears ready to be sliced for salad.
Heirloom tomatoes for the salad
The dried and crushed sumac berries added a lemony taste to the onions
The picnic table outside had a custom trough that could be filled with ice to keep the wine cool. The ice trough was very well done and was perfect for the day.
Potatoes, tossed in salt, angry christina mustard, and olive oil and then roasted in the wood oven.
Adding a little more seasoning to the potatoes