The Vines of Ramona

Submitted by Karen Giorgio on Wed, 08/09/2017 - 01:26

Herman SalernoPicture this. Sicily, 1912. Wait, wrong picture. San Diego. The sun is just setting over the mountains. At dusk the shadows of 3 guitar players strumming are the backdrop as the sun sets.

It was a beautiful drive up winding hills not too far from the bustle of the city to a magical world of wine, and an abundance of homemade delicious food, friendly people of all ages and stages of life, and soothing live guitar music!! THIS was my first experience visiting a winery. 

We were immediately introduced to Herman Salerno, the proud owner and creator of the winery, and former opera singer, born in Italy and raised in New York. Well, it was instant bonding. My maiden name is Giorgio (“That’s Italian”) and I was raised in New York!!