From our house, it's a short jaunt up 101,across the Golden Gate up into Marin County, exiting off of the freeway into Petaluma. Then we simply follow the signs to Hwy 1 and Bodega Bay.
Gourmet Au Bay is located right on Hwy 1 in the middle of Bodega Bay - just look for their sign, next to the pink and white striped saltwater taffy shop. We stepped into a welcoming shop, extremely well stocked with all kinds of luscious-delicious wine, just waiting for us to have a sample!
The big surprise for me, was also how Sissy and Bob had incorporated all kinds of cute, fun beach gifts mixed in with their wine selections and pretty coastal wine glasses. Can you see the hand-painted colorful buoys on the wall between the variety of candles? (Cute boy in the black t-shirt is Tom!)
Bodega Bay Beach Signs
Flip-Flop wine coasters!
Had such a great time - can't wait to go back and try more new wine varieties while sitting in the sun, waiting for a chance to spy some more sea lions! Make sure that you stop on your next Bodega Bay trip - cannot recommend highly enough. Here's their website for all the details - http://www.gourmetaubay.com/index.html
Oh, what did we buy? A 2005 Syrah from Jus Soli, Sonoma Valley and a very nice light Fess Parker 2009 Chardonnay, and yes, we did drink the Syrah at the beach with our cheese and french bread - worked well with the chocolate pudding too!