The Carneros Inn
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Jellybeans and beer... We headed off early again to squeeze everything into a Napa day trip. Stop 1... Jelly Belly factory tour. They did such a cute tour and we got to sample their newest flavor ... Draft Beer. Which isn't near as gross as it sounds, and was a foreshadow of our next stop, The Budweiser brewing plant. Two glasses of suds and a walk through the brew house and bottling areas. Standing there watching all the bottles go by, we felt like Laverne ...
... because Zach is so ridiculously clumsy and dappy that he was an endless stream of tipsy comedy moments. We played an epic game of 4 way Pente which took us to midnight when there was more champagne, and then we all fell asleep within half an hour.
Now we're on our last 4 days here before we head to the vineyard down the road, so we're hoping to visit Jim's winery tomorrow and Ron has promised Daniel he can try shooting a pistol!
... and the winery is close by. So, we did a tasting there. We found that we really enjoyed their wines. Dick also enjoyed the motorcycles that were displayed there, so photos accompany this blog. (BTW-Talbott is known originally for the Talbott ties! The company is based here in the peninsula!)
And, then, of course, the event to cap the weekend was the Monterey Jazz Festival. The Monterey Jazz Festival is the longest ...
... a few. I'm finding that our cellar is now growing a really cool multi dimensional way.
From there it was off to Casa Nuestra - this was recommended to us by a local gal we met on our first day in Napa. It is a small family owned operation I just loved it here very unique. The tasting room is filled with memories of the wine maker over the years he's had visitor's as famous as Elvis Presley who was filing in the area in the 50's. Their Cab blend ...
Tonight Susan told us about some of the wildlife around this area, they have gophers, deer, hawks and apparently possums. Oh and they even have coyotes! scary but I hope I see one.
It is a early night for us as we are going to ring people inquiring about cars tommorow (hopefully we find one) and I need to apply for my social security number as I have been in the country for 10 days.
Wish us luck x
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Carneros Inn Napa
What a shame we only had 2 days here. Could have spent much longer!
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