White House Inn & Spa
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Please excuse me in the verbiage is incoherent. We have been wine tasting since 11:00 am.
We arrived in Napa from San Francisco about 9:30 am, after an hour drive. We had arranged for the brother-in-law of the events coordinator at Covenant Woods (where my Mom lives in Mechanicsville) to be our guide/chauffeur of wine country. (I will give you the short story.....We gave a presentation at my Mom's retirement community on our Africa trip. The woman who ...
... by the owner's housemate. There was also a cat-- Zinnie/Zinfandel-- who was adorable.
After dropping off our stuff we proceeded to our belated Valentine's Day dinner at Carpe Diem, which was probably one of the best meals I've ever had. We started off with an amazing cheese plate and a free glass of bubbly (I found a coupon online), then split a Quack n' Cheese, which is basically mac n' cheese but with duck on top. So ...
... reboarded the bus and travelled into the Napa Valley to Andretti Winery. We had no idea that we were visiting this winery as a week before we had seen Mario Andretti present the trophy to Sebastian at the Formula One in Austin. Mario Andretti's interest in the wine business arose from a commemorative bottling of wine he marketed to celebrate his retirement from motor racing in 1994. Two years ...
We had lunch at Gott again that has to stop although they are amazing there is no way you can maintain a healthy diet and size eating there...that said it is worth it a few times a year :-) yummy!
We had our first tasting at Robert Craig Winery their tasting room was just a couple of blocks from out hotel so that was handy. The wines were very untypical of CA, a very dry Rose, very dry Zin and a few blends that were ...
... So once again we were off early taking a bus down to the Ferry terminal in Embarcadero where the locals were setting up their market stalls. I took photos and videod the art sculptures and locals. Timing it nicely we caught the ferry over to Larkspur and going right beside the San Quentin Prison waving to the inmates. It was a nice bay journey and venture for the morning. A little shopping and we returned back to San ...