The Sunburst Calistoga
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We couldn't help ourselves - we bought 6 delicious wines.
The gardens are really lovely here and maintained by our new friend 'Moon Glow' - a lovely American Indian of the Wintun tribe. Who was quite a character but very fun he suggested our next winery which was the Sterling Vineyard, formerly owned by an Englishman called Peter Newton, so off we headed.
The Sterling Vineyard is ...
... not a loser in the bunch. I'm starting to believe that Napa wine just might be correct when they claim to have the best quality wine in the world. Each tasting point was in a different location of the MASSIVE facilitiy. As you can see from the pictures--the views while doing our sampling were 'one of a kind'. A light haze lay over the valley below which might have resulted from the rather warm sunny day, but it did NOT distract ...
... back the car to Gary who will take over the rest of the trip into SF tomorrow. Tonight we will endeavour to pack our bags as we will be cleaning out the car and leaving our luggage in Sausalito before taking the car into town. We will spend the afternoon in SF before getting the ferry back. Honestly I think Gary has bought more stuff than me, which is totally not like him. I have had some trouble posting yesterday's news so unless I can get it to go tonight there may be a gap in our ...
... a few sips of each. :)
Our next stop was Silverado winery, where we simply admired the gorgeous views of the valley below and marveled at a tableful of empty wine glasses - there must have been about 3 dozen of them. It was either a big group, or a fabulous time, or both.
Next up was Clos du Val, where we also skipped the wine in favor for the marvelous grounds. This one had a few cabanas right by the vineyards, and they were all ...
... NOT Ms. 3490--that held the the center, the anchor, and the roots for each of us. When she left the keychain to line up with the other keys on the kitchen countertop, she knew she would literally open the door to roots, center, and anchor for the splendid new family. And she sighed with the satisfaction of a job well done. Ms. Honda-key boasted, "Without me, the car won't start and all of us will be house bound." But Ms. Honda-key would now boast to the dealership. ...
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