May is Bocce Time in Wine Country
May is the perfect weather month, and that’s why we have declared May as Bocce Month in wine country. Bocce is a fun, competitive game that can easily be enjoyed by family and friends, the young and the old. You don’t need to be a great athlete to play this game at a fun level. If you can toss a ball underhand, you can be quite good at the game of Bocce. Bocce at wineries has become immensely popular in recent years. Many wineries in California have one or more Bocce courts on their estates. What can be more fun than to toss the ball and sit back with a glass of wine in hand and boast about your Bocce prowess? Each May we gather a group of our friends and head to the Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville. The winery is just north of the wine country town of Healdsburg, off Highway 101. Francis Ford Coppola has four professional style Bocce Courts. We spend the entire day playing Bocce and break for lunch on the Coppola terrace. We have a catered lunch from the winery’s Rustic Cafe. We crown a champion at the end of the day and then head off to an excellent dinner of wine and food. It is a time to brag about your plays of the day and poke fun at others who played badly. Get yourself and others to a wine country Bocce court and give this traditional Italian game a go.