There’s something pleasantly civilized about sitting comfortably on a cool spring afternoon, with a glass of wine in hand, listening to live music. A number of wineries offer live music, especially on the weekends. Though Live on the Vine is a winter phenomenon, there’s plenty of opportunities to hear live music at other times of the year.
I’ve signed up for several winery email lists, and so I had a message in my inbox about Clovis Point’s current music offerings. Having nothing else to do on Saturday, we drove over to Clovis, ordered glasses of cabernet franc (see my tasting write-up from January 4, 2019, so see why that was our choice), and settled on their plastic-walled porch.
We were lucky to have seats, since, as we learned after we arrived, many of the tables had been reserved. As more people arrived, the Clovis people quickly set up outdoor tables in the grass just outside the porch. If we go again, I would make a reservation and be sure to bring some snacks. Every other table seemed to be enjoying snacks, from chips and dip to cheese and crackers to a whole pizza (though the web site specifies no coolers and no outside alcohol). The winery also has a menu of nibbles.
The performer was a singer/guitarist whose stage name is Teacherman. (He’s actually an English teacher named Dave Goldman.) We enjoyed his set, which included songs by Billy Joel, the Beatles, and the Eagles, among others.
If you’re interested in a similar experience, I suggest you check out the websites of any wineries you like to see if they have music scheduled. I’ve noticed that Baiting Hollow and Martha Clara often offer music.