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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! ...
... 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!?). ...
... to Alaska suggested a winery to visit, so that is where we began our day. We arrived at Sterling Vineyard and took a tram to the top of the mountain where they make and store their wines. We learned that ninety percent of all wine in the US comes from the 800 California vineyards. However, only five percent comes from Napa Valley. I suppose having heard of Napa Valley so much I assumed more of the wine would have been produced there – especially from all ...
... with a handmade wire design reading "JD and Joanna". The room was cold, and although I was "banished" to a pillowless futon on the floor, our window view boasted a beautiful scene of aged trees. The house was massive and secluded amidst a wild and gorgeous arrangement of large trees and ferns, with the fog-laden Pacific Ocean in its backyard. Taking a stroll outside was sumptuous, having only the sounds of the waves crashing and ...
... one hazelnut) with a large latte. I sat in the garden and read my book while enjoying the peacefulness of the garden and the warm afternoon sun.
The French Laundry is located just down the road and I could not miss it as many Asian tourists were getting their photos taken in front of it. The restaurant is housed in a very simple yet elegant house. ...
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