This week our group headed south again to a great plein air painting location along the Golden Mile Drive. We happened to be right below Rustico Winery and were invited to come up, taste the wine and paint the many artifacts from another era which included some pretty interesting laundry hung out to dry, or what ever else appealed to us. We decided to head up with our lunch and share a bottle of wine at one of their picnic tables in the shade under a large vine covered trellis. We were joined by a mix of people from the community with more wine, food and many fascinating stories told. It felt very much like being in France or Italy where time slows down and the mid day is spent outside with good food and good company. Many thanks to the great hospitality of Rustico Winery at 4444 Golden Mile Drive in Oliver, B.C., a ‘don’t miss’ on your wine tasting route especially if you like to see some antiques and learn some local history. Oh and of course head upstairs to the Art Gallery showcasing local artists.