Hubby and I enjoyed a few full days together sans work - a rarity in the basketball world. So we took a trip north to Napa Valley!
We first enjoyed a sparkling wine tasting and cheese plate at the Domaine Carneros chateau.
Then we explored the wine caves for a barrel tasting at Del Dotto historic winery. It was an interesting way to learn about and taste various wine varietals.
And we really liked our quaint little bed and breakfast inn.
The next day, we ventured out on a driving tour through Sonoma, Yountville, Rutherford and St. Helena. The valley's sprawling vineyards and historic estates alone are enough to excite the palate!
The Francis Ford Coppola family's premium wine vineyard and estate: Inglenook.
The Del Dotto vineyard and chateau in St Helena.
And the Opus One vineyard and winery. Just one of their bottles costs $245. Needless to say, we didn't do any tastings at this one...
Zero complaints from this happy girl!
We feel truly blessed to live so close to such a majestic and unparalleled part of the world.
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