We were extremely fortunate to have such beautiful weather.
The view of Far Niente Vineyards in Oakville.
The estate was founded in the late 1800s, and was restored in 1979.
Of all our winery visits, Far Niente had the most beautiful caves.
Along with our tasting of Far Niente Estate Bottled Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, Dolce also made an appearance. The artisan cheeses made the experience complete.
Our first meal in the valley took place at Mustard’s Grill in St. Helena. This seafood tostada was divine.
One of my favorite pictures, taken at Opus One Winery.
At Bottega, an heirloom tomato and burrata dish, accompanied by balsamic vinegar roe.
Groth Vineyards had a beautiful insect garden, to aid pollination.
Grilled chicken, bacon, heirloom tomato, and avocado on herbed focaccia bread, at Market.
The scene inside Mumm Napa: the automated bottling process.
Three Coalson Sisters at Press: Bryana, Karen, and Emily. (we felt lost without our fourth sister, Krista!)
The best of everything in one: wine, views, and hospitality from Peter Michael Winery.