The Carneros Inn
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What a shame we only had 2 days here. Could have spent much longer!
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... headed to Silverado Winery. This winery had a great outdoor terrace so we were able to soak up the sun and the views.
We had lunch at this great little place called the Oakville Grocery Co., which opened in 1881 and is ...
... breakfast of painfully hip coffee and toast at The Mill followed by a Louisiana-style feast at Brenda's before breezing into a trade wine tasting that Matt had been invited to. We swirled, sniffed, squinted at and swallowed down every feasible type of German wine, occasionally spitting out tastings into the spitoon so as to fit in with the crowd. Walking with a swagger from the moodily lit basement bar into the light, we decided upon chasing down the wine with ...
... I walked around Stow lake, giving Michael time to get acquainted with the GPS and recover from his first drive.
Then over the orange Golden Gate Bridge. Marin County on the other side of the bridge seemed surprisingly suburban but sunny and warm. We stopped at the first winery - Ramesgate - which looked lovely set on the hill in a vineyard. The landscape looked very Australian with dry golden pasture on rolling ...
... wanted. What the pony was doing in the lobby of the winery, we had absolutely no clue.
Then, we were handed a random free glass of champagne and headed upstairs. The guy at the front desk changed his mannerisms and was suddenly very friendly, telling us how the chef was gone but they had one cheese board left and that we were lucky that we could get it. Uh, okay, sure.
Upstairs, the wine bar was completely empty. Except for one small group in the corner, ...
... much everything, chicken carcasses included!
In a large pen behind the shed is the sheep enclosure with 8 sheep, and a small section for a female and male turkey who insist on fluffing themselves up and advancing menacingly towards us at all opportunities. Further up near the house there are a collection of hutches with bunnies, many of which have been popping babies out all over the place in true rabbit style. One of the boys is honing his escape artist ...