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Yesterday Pete, Judy, Bonna and I had a WONDERFUL experience when we visited the Castello di Amorosa (Castle of Love) just north of St Helena before the neat little town of Calistoga. This castle is REAL and was built by owner David Sattui (must be related to V. Sattui down the road where we had that great lunch the other day of brick fired pizza).
... designed with white-washed walls and wooden floors. We enjoyed all six wines, like the earlier Cakebread Winery, but again decided to leave without purchasing any wine.
We drove back along the Silverado Trail bypassing the little towns hoping to miss some of the traffic. Napa Valley is stunning with gigantic trees, vineyards, and over 450 wineries. Matt and Danica dropped us at the motor home and headed home where they had ...
... lasted two hours though before giving up and heading home. The first vineyard, Black Stallion, did provide free tastings but the wines were so expensive that we didn't want to waste their time. Prices ranged from $60 - $160 with their 'plain wrap' kind of wine was at $30+. We tasted a $75 red and a $30 red and they were not as good as Mark's $12 quaffing wines from Dan Murphy's back home! We have clearly been very spoilt in Australia with high quality wine at ...
... barrels of wine were stored – and it absolutely smelt like wine inside. When the time is right for tasting, people (who pay a lot of money) can do barrel tasting over here! Apparently, it’s exclusive in the sense that you can’t taste the wine anywhere else (well, that’s why it’s called barrel tasting I guess). The caves were an absolutely labyrinth – 3 turns into the caves and one would be absolutely lost in the maze.
For food, ...
Mid drive we decided we had enough time to dive into Napa Valley for a late lunch......hit up Oxbow Markets...an awesome little joint full of shops / stalls flogging local produce...Kirsty eased on a wine and cheese platter....when in Rome!!
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