Monday, February 1, 2016

Napa Valley Wine Tasting

Last week had me exhausted between a busy work week and dealing with a close co-workers death.

I was all set to hit publish on this post and out of nowhere the content deleted on me. I've very rarely had this issue with blogger over the last 6 years, but when it happens, it's frustrating to say the least. I had detailed musings and opinions about each winery, and all the photographs just right. I'm sure it goes without saying, loosing a loved one almost out of nowhere to cancer (and being her co-worker, its her family my heart huts for the most) certainly puts a lot in perspective.

So, Napa Valley with no words will suffice - for now at least. I loved our time here. Please let me know if you have any specific questions about the wineries we visited. If you go - I would highly recommend Intimate Wine Tours. A personal concierge in wine country was a must for us. The company was great to work with from start to finish.

{Domaine Carneros}
10 am - 5:30 pm daily / reservations required / tastings start at $30
1240 Duhig Rd, 
Napa, CA 94559

{Artessa Vineyards + Winery}

Artessa Winery
10 am - 5 pm daily / Reserve Tasting: 5 wines for $25
1345 Henry Rd
Napa, CA 94559

{Oxbow Public Market: Lunch at Ca'Momi Enoteca}

610 & 644 1st Street
Napa, CA 94559

{Caymus Vineyards}

$30 tasting fee - includes complimentary signature glass
8700 Conn Creek Rd
Rutherford, CA 94573


Inglenook Experience: tour of the chateau + infinity caves, seated tasting + cheese pairing, $50
1991 St Helena Hwy
Rutherford, CA 94573  

{Peju Winery}

classic tastings start at $25 in a presentation style setting
8466 St Helena Hwy
Rutherford, CA 94573

 I'm hopeful you could gather a decent amount from my photos anyways: Domaine Carneros to start the morning off with bubbly, Artessa for panoramic views and unique art installations, and Inglenook for an infinity caves tour + cheese pairing. The best wines we tasted were at Caymus, Inglenook and Peju!


  1. I want to make a return trip to Napa so badly! You went to some of my fave spots and your pics are beautiful!


  2. So sorry to hear about your co-worker. The photos spoke a thousand words - looks like a fantastic trip!

  3. I'm sorry to hear about your co-worker.

    I'm heading to Napa in April, will keep this blog post in mind!

  4. I'm so sorry about your co-worker. That is awful.
    Your Napa photos are beautiful. I am a big fan of Artesa and Peju.

  5. Wow- so sorry to hear about your co-worker... things like that certainly do put things into perspective. On the bright side, that bubbly flight looks amazingggg!

  6. I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and sending big hugs.

  7. Excellent blog guys,you have good writing skill and great story about napa wine tours, you compel me to visit Napa wine tour and sorry about your loss