Monday, September 16, 2013

Wine tasting in Napa

While Nick and Melanie were visiting from Omaha, we did our fair share of wine tasting... When in Rome California!

We visited a local winery in Los Gatos where Nicholas and I are members, Testarossa, on Saturday:

And this is the only group picture I had from wine tasting! #bloggerfail

And, of course a trip to California wouldn't be complete without a visit to Napa! So on Sunday, we drove up to Napa for the day.

Winery 1:
Monticello Vineyards

Rather than having to stand at a bar, we were served our tastings outside in the courtyard. And, wow! It was a beautiful day in Napa. Look at that blue sky!

Winery 2:

Plumpjack was Nick's favorite. He really enjoyed the wine here!

Winery 3:

I wasn't sure what to expect with such a big operation, but I loved visiting Mumm. Our server let us taste way more than we paid for and it was a perfect opportunity to learn about the different types of bubbly. And, again... the gorgeous scenery didn't hurt.

Winery 4:

Sterling was fun because you get to ride a gondola up to the top of this mountain to do your tasting. And, I know I sound like a broken record, but it really was one of the most beautiful days in Napa I've had!

After a full day of wine tasting (we did have lunch somewhere in between wineries), we stopped at Farmstead in St. Helena for dinner.


Most farm-to-table restaurants are rank high in my book and this one was no exception.
We sat out on the airy patio and watched the sunset.
A perfect ending to a great day in Napa!

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