Vineyards and roses – one of the most beautiful combinations I have ever seen… how is it that I have not discovered it until now?? This combination is especially beautiful at Cline Cellars in Sonoma, where I was stunned by the rows of vibrant roses that line the long entry driveway in May. Cline Cellars also has beautifully landscaped grounds in addition to these vineyards. It is an incredibly pleasant place to spend an afternoon! We spent quite a bit of time there admiring the vineyards and gardens and also wine tasting. Another wonderful thing about Cline is that they are committed to sustainable farming!
I also recently learned that in wine regions around the world, roses are frequently planted at the perimeter of vineyards for both practical and aesthetic purposes. Roses typically require the same type of soil and sun requirements as grapevines, so early detection of disease or stress on the roses will alert farmers and winemakers to protect vines from damage. In addition to adding beauty to the landscape, roses also provide food for bees!
Ann Taylor dress | Castaner espadrilles
p.s. I was so honored that my cover photo was featured on Ann Taylor’s Instagram page! ❤