Cross Roads Inn
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... buy any wine, though, or sign up to their Wine Club. Efron, our tour guide and driver talked knowledgeably all the way out, but he was quite bossy and very strict about getting us back on the bus on time. Latecomers suffered his wrath and incurred a lecture on timekeeping and why it was important to keep to time on a bus tour when we have appointments to keep. That's all well and good, but we're tourists and time isn't important to us. He could have afforded to chill out ...
... to Yosemite is going to be too far, at least 10 hrs. We will be doing that trip on the 12th August.
Walking to the laundry room I noticed a lady sunning herself outside whilst she waited for her washing to finish. Once I had put on my loads I decided to join her and give myself a break from the kids, an hour and half later we were drinking wine and putting the world to ...
... the dockyards where Jeff was working.
After a quick catch up and nose around the boat he is working on (a big catamaran) we followed him back to the pad he is staying at. Boy has he hit the jackpot! Owned by a lovely friendly lady called Maria, she rents out the downstairs of her ridiculously beautiful, modern and huge home at the end of a tiny quiet road called 'Grand View'. From the balcony there is the most amazing view straight over the bay towards ...
... looks like a 300 year old Tuscan mansion, complete with trees growing into the sides of the building, gnarled grapevines wrapping around banisters, and panoramic views of both Prichard hill (where $1000 bottles of Cabernet are born) and his awesome gardens. Pat and his wife live on the estate in a gorgeous-looking home camoflauged by ancient trees and landscaping, and they even are somewhat sustainable when it comes to their food -- there is a pen of sheep, rabbits, ...
... shop with the best wineries in the area and started our little trip. The first winery was Sterling vineyard and was pretty huge and well set up. Going up the mountain with a gondola, our first wine was waiting for us at the top. The landscape around Napa Valley is beautiful and enjoying the views accompanied by a nice wine made it even better. To our surprise the glasses of wine you get are pretty big and there's limited possibilities ...
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