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3 hours driving 138 miles.
As part of our money saving/healthy eating efforts we stopped and made some sandwiches in the Napa vineyards..see photo.
Once arriving at the Mountain Home Ranch (about 4 miles into the hills from Calistoga) we hit the hiking trail, found the sulphur springs and followed the canyon for about an hour each way.
Great dinner at Bosko in Calistoga.
... along our route. We saw a few vineyards here and there and went through some rolling hills. But the main thing that we find interesting is there isn't any green grass here. The hillsides are covered with a tall, yellow grass that looks like hay. Miles and miles of it. It covers everything. We first thought it was due to the drought here, but that's not the case.
We arrived at the KOA here in Petaluma. Big place with lots of activities for the kiddos. It is ...
... if you are in Napa you must make this a stop for sure. It would appear in our wine journey that the longer, windier, more remote the location the better the vineyard and experience. This wine is delicious a real must have. We were met by the owners daughter who is taking over with her brother, it is a family operated estate. She explained the family story and took time out of her really busy day to talk with us, they are currently trying to get ...
... least for the time being, so bring on the new wineries. So little time, so MUCH wine.
Harlan's feeling better, so we decided a visit to a winery was in order since Judy and Pete haven’t had a wine tasting experience yet. Castello di Amorosa was suggested by two gentlemen we visited with at dinner at the Elks. This winery has sweeter wines for tasting, which we were looking for because Mowry’s enjoy that type of wine.
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So, my parting words, yeah...come and check this region out for yourself BUT...maybe stock up on some great Aussie wines before you get here!
We had planned to drive through Sonoma tomorrow morning and visit some vineyards there before arriving into San Francisco but Mark has just checked their online prices too and we now think we'll give them a miss.