Sunday, September 13, 2009

Arkansas Alumni: San Francisco Chapter!

Welcome to the 18th annual Arkansas Alumni San Francisco chapter get-together up on the famous Monte Rosso vineyard of the Louis M. Martini winery. This famous mountain region of Sonoma produces some of the most premiere wines in all of Northern California.
Last year, the Mrs. and I were saying "I do" the same day as this event, but luckily this year they pushed the get-together back a month so that we could take part. How thoughtful of them! Out came the grill, on went the steaks, and into the wine glasses went all the Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Rosso you could drink. Shhhhhh! Some of our friends and I found a table serving unreleased 2005 M-squared.
Enough about the wine, no organized alumni barbecue is complete without a raffle for assorted Arkansas Razorback memorabilia.
And the winner is...............................not us! But luckily, our alumni friend was willing to share her Old Main bookshelf display thingy with us so that we wouldn't feel empty handed. Now we will always have a little piece of the UofA with us while we are out here in California. Speaking of that, where is my diploma?
What else is on the schedule? How 'bout a vineyard tour!
Check out the beautiful views off the summit of Monte Rosso.
When is the last time you heard a winemaker tell his family's life story while standing in 80 year old zinfandel vines planted by his grandfather?
The Mrs. and Mandy Wright enjoyed the festivities and we all wished that Dr. Wright could have joined us for the fun. Maybe next year doc.
No Razorback gathering is complete without, yep you called it, calling those hogs! Whooooooooooooooooooooo Pigggggggggggggggggggggggggg Soieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Razorbacks! (Insert awkwardness the farther you get away from Fayetteville.)


Mandy Wright said...

Go HOGS! I had a great time with you and Kristen. Here is a link to our blog that I am attempting to keep up with: Enjoy!

Nate said...

Calling the Hogs hu?
wow...that's it just,,,yea....