Solvang, CA is like a breath of Healdsburg combined with the uniqueness of Carmel. The drive was similar to this painting “After the Rain”, lovely and such a treat today with my Mom on May 19th. Our surprise adventure led us to the Alisal River Grill overlooking the golf course and then wine tasting at the Royal Oaks Winery. We were surprised that we both liked the Noir Blanc; a chilled red wine perfect for when the sun shines.