I don't want to bore you with too much text, so here are some pictures to share...
one of the most spectacular places we have stayed. The service, the grounds, the amenities...it was all fabulous. It was very peaceful, not crowded and extremely private.
common area, outdoor seating for lunch/dinner
right outside of our room
so pretty at night, and they had a DJ during an evening wine tasting.
The pool, which really was a highlight for us. So relaxing for a mid-afternoon nap after you have been drinking all day...
as my husband demonstrates here...
This bakery in Yountville is pure heaven, I can't even tell you. I was eating Eclairs and Macarons at 10 AM
everything is manicured in Yountville
self portrait in Yountville
We had a fabulous tasting/lunch at Signorello Estate . With breathtaking views and a gorgeous poolside terrace, it could not have been more perfect. Except for the meat bees. No lie, there were bees trying to eat our salmon. Is that strange?
infinity pool at Signorello
We were so thrilled to be able to see our best friends John and Jayme (who live in Chicago) who were also in Napa for their 5 year anniversary. This was a tasting at Maisonry ( a small tasting room with multiple boutique wines) It is also an art gallery, very cool space.
This was a very cool tasting in the caves at Schramsburg . Sparkling wine is my favorite, so this tasting did not dissapoint!
Far Niente was far and away our favorite winery. The wine is ridiculously priced ($100 plus a bottle), but you can certainly taste the difference. The tour/tasting was beautiful. They paired 3 wonderful cheeses with each glass. They served a Bleu d'Auvergne which my husband and I both decided is one of the best blues we have ever had. It melted in your mouth! Available at most Whole Foods(or so the guide told us)
and their private car collection was insane, I took many pics for Julian. He of course loves them, and they will be framed in his next bedroom!
I have to run, but look forward to a post about our food experience in Napa! It's making me hungry thinking about it!