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}


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!

7 comments:

  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!

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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!

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

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  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

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