Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

When I read about the “Purple” challenge I immediately thought of the lavender fields at Manzanita Creek Winery in Santa Rosa, CA. This winery is infamous for its’ beautifully manicured lavender fields and its outdoor space that can be used for picnics and tastings.  Of course they have great wines as well but a visit to see the grounds is worth the trip.  The smell of lavender is so distinct and I often think a bit overused in products such as soaps and lotions but I never grow tired of a view like you see below which transports me daydreaming about Tuscany, Italy.  Santa Rosa, California is a hidden treasure and these lavender fields are not to be missed.

Manzanita Creek Winery, Healdsburg, California

Manzanita Creek Winery, Healdsburg, California

15 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

  1. I also thought of lavender fields first thing. So I’d been waiting and waiting for someone to post pictures of them. And you’re the first (that I came across)! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog 🙂

  2. Oh wow…beautiful photographs, I can almost smell all that lavender! Years ago, I visited Manzanita, and your photos brings back memories (and the scents) from their beautiful gardens.

  3. I am having a strange time with posting on comments today, so I hope this is not a duplicate. Those are beautiful photos, and one can almost smell the lavender. It has been years since I visited this area, but I do remember their lovely garden, and an Asian-inspired tasting room (I wonder if that is still the same set up?).

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