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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! ...
... the winery you’re greeted on a patio to enjoy your first wine tasting. From there you wind onto a deck overlooking the breathtaking valley for the next two wines. At various points along the self-guided tour you look into the wine preparation and storage areas where there’s videos explaining the process that takes place. Onto another patio for more tasting, then back to the store for the final one. The facility ...
... 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!?). ...
... the pub was open" he states. "so I just walked in and it was sitting on the bar" ..... haha! only Jim could pull that off.
Back to the cars we head, talking about how our British friends (Rebbeca and Graham) might be doing this morning? I bet they didnt go swimming in 15 foot waves in the pitch black last night! and likely dont have fractured ribs either! Good times! we seem to attract random ...
... of a Tuscan estate complete with a fountain and a little museum inside full of interesting movie paraphernalia such as the Oscar for the Godfather movies. We roamed around the winery and the estate tasting some more wine and relaxing in the sun on the grounds.
Next and last winery for the day was the Castello di Amorosa as the name suggests a medieval Tuscan style stone castle brought stone by stone ...
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