Pizza and Bread sticks to Die For!


    So you’re going wine tasting in Dry Creek and Alexander Valley. Where and when to I eat? Here’s a plan that I use quite often. It’s usually a decision maker’s dilemma…Dry Creek Store or Diavola’s? When I go the Diavola’s route here’s what I do. Start off early on your tasting trip. I mean hit the first tasting room when it opens. Pick your first stop on the north end of DC valley or in Alexander valley. Let’s say Medlock Ames which opens at 10:00am. Then stop and visit deLorimier Winery right down the road which opens at 10:30am. Let say you finish at deLorimier at 11:00 or 11:30, which is perfect because Diavola’s is about five minutes down the road in Geyserville. You’ll actually be looking right at the front door when you hit the stop sign. Now, take that bottle of deLorimier Zin that you bought right into Diavola’s, which has a very fair corkage charge. Have some pizza, pasta or the grilled hearts of Romaine with shrimp, Parmigianino cheese and Caesar dressing salad. The salad is to die for and is only served at lunch. The perfect lunch for two is to split the Romaine salad, a pizza and the vino. Everything is fresh, even their homemade sausages. Now you still have three to four hours to work it off at two or three more wineries, and still be hungry for your seven or eight o’clock dinner at one of the fine restaurants in the Healdsburg area. But let me warn you about one thing. Their bread sticks…totally addicting! Once you start, and I really mean this, it’s very, very hard to stop. There are a couple of tasting rooms right there in Geyserville on the two-block main street, along with plenty of historic buildings and distractions. You'll also find about a half dozen other wineries within five or six minutes from Diavola's front door.