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After yesterday's wine tasting it was time to take it easy: we visited Old Faithful of California gayser (one of only 3 in the world), petrified forest (volcano has erupted 3 million years ago and turned trees to stone) and Napa Premium Outlet mall (with surprisingly little shopping done!) Once we got back we did a fun walking winery tour to two nearby vineries and sampled some nice wines. Loving the weather, 32 degrees today :) Oh right, we also tried our first menage a trois! Awesome! ...
... they sell, which probably adds to their challenge.
We had massages scheduled for 5:00 at Massage Envy. My massage therapist was very good and he worked on my back, which is feeling better already. Harlan’s opinion is that there was too much foo foo. Then we headed to Filippo’s for dinner. Hanging from their ceiling are empty chianti bottles, so you know their wine specialty. Portions were big and Harlan brought some of his ...
... case... but they do make a damn good C******nay and Merlot. At the end of our 10am wine tasting here we stopped and had a nice picnic overlooking their mountain vineyards (see pics).
We randomly stopped at a place called Freemark Abbey in between two of our scheduled tastings , met a nice retired elementary school teacher turned wine pourer and were promptly given large tastings of every kind of wine they have in the whole bar (like 7-8 different kinds!?). ...
... We didn’t go up because it costs 20 bucks per person for the ride and the tasting and the tour – price was slightly steep since we heard the wines weren’t that great and we didn’t want to waste our limited tolerance tasting not-that-great wines.
For a different experience, visit Castello di Amorsa, which is a castle-themed winery. Admissions are 18 bucks per person which includes a self-guided tour of the castle (33 for a guided tour which ...
Mid drive we decided we had enough time to dive into Napa Valley for a late lunch......hit up Oxbow Markets...an awesome little joint full of shops / stalls flogging local produce...Kirsty eased on a wine and cheese platter....when in Rome!!
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