Rob and I spent last weekend in Napa hanging out after I won a free night’s stay at the Carneros Inn. I know! I used to be one of those people that said “I never win anything” until I won this great stay :). The resort is beautiful and posh so if you’re looking for a fancy weekend away in Napa, this is definitely the spot. We took the property bikes out for the day when we got there and spent some time pedaling around the back roads. It was beautiful and it felt great to be cruising around the orange and red vineyards.
Making sure we were following the back roads map 🙂
Snapping pics along the way.
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Living in Northern California means that we are just an hour away from all kinds of amazing wineries. Napa, Sonoma, Healdsburg, they all have beautiful places to spend the day. I recently visited Medlock Ames in Healdsburg with a group of friends. The wine was great but the modern decor really caught my eye!
(They put together a beautiful table with our reservation)
(Showcasing their wine bottles was a nice tough. The rose really popped)
(This light fixture hung above the small booth that they had inside)
(Lastly, I love the edison bulbs. I know they are a bit overused now but the piping made it feel very unique)
I thought this winery was warm and had a laid back style. This is a gem that is waiting to be discovered.
Piggybacking off of yesterday’s post, I wanted to share my experience in Saint Emilion where I got to visit some of France’s oldest wineries and city as well.
(Chateau L’Arrosee is a more modern style winery with a very simple exterior)
(Chateau L’Arrosee vines)
(Chateau-Figeac, one of the most beautiful estates I have ever seen)
(They paint the barrels red with the wine in order to mark it)
(Some of France’s oldest vines)
(Yes, that’s a good year!)
(St. Emilion, a medieval city with cobblestone steps, it was magical)
If you get to France, make sure you visit Bordeaux and see the oldest vines in the country.
This past weekend, my family, Rob, and I headed to wine country for the day since my mom had won a winery tour with the owner himself at Rombauer winery. It was very interesting to see exactly what happens from vine to wine.
My mom in front of the grape crates and de-stemming machine.
K. R. Rombauer.
That’s a wholeeeee lot of wine.
Show me the
The wine caves were so cool!
A little tasting.
It was a beautiful day!
I don’t know much about wine but visiting a winery is all about the experience. Being in beautiful wine country is very relaxing and the drive through Napa alone is worth the visit.