Chateau De Vie
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking
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... Both were delicious, accompanied by mango lassa.
Now it was time for serious wine tasting. We visited Sequoia Grove - first because of vouchers and also because of the name. The winery really was in a sequoia grove which was beautiful and so was the wine (but expensive).
Then we headed out to the sparkling wine place - Mumm. It's history goes back to the '70s when Guy Deveaux was sent by French GH Mumm to find a place to make champagne in ...
... it was also owned by Dario Sattui. He opened the second winery because he had a dream and a passion to build an authentic castle to house the winery. This castle was nothing short of amazing. From the beginning stages of planning, gathering the materials and artisans he would need to complete his vision from Italy, it took a total of 30 years. It was opened to the public in April of 2007. The evidence of this mans passion for wine and architecture are seen in ...
We couldn't help ourselves - we bought 6 delicious wines.
The gardens are really lovely here and maintained by our new friend 'Moon Glow' - a lovely American Indian of the Wintun tribe. Who was quite a character but very fun he suggested our next winery which was the Sterling Vineyard, formerly owned by an Englishman called Peter Newton, so off we headed.
The Sterling Vineyard is ...
... destination we settled for pizza (as usual eyes bigger than belly and we now have breakfast for tomorrow).
The signs to go down various side streets in Napa are not very well sign posted and as a result we missed a road thst wouldve taken us to Finch Court (where i will be living) GPS recalculated, we missed the next road, GPS recalculated again and we missed the next road again! By this time Dustin was not happy so we turned around and backtracked ...
... back the car to Gary who will take over the rest of the trip into SF tomorrow. Tonight we will endeavour to pack our bags as we will be cleaning out the car and leaving our luggage in Sausalito before taking the car into town. We will spend the afternoon in SF before getting the ferry back. Honestly I think Gary has bought more stuff than me, which is totally not like him. I have had some trouble posting yesterday's news so unless I can get it to go tonight there may be a gap in our ...