There’s certainly more to do in Napa than just taste incredible wines. A girl’s gotta eat, right? Brix Restaurant is one of the best places to spend an afternoon or evening enjoying the gorgeous setting and feasting upon homegrown produce from their garden.
Ever wonder what it would be like to throw caution to the wind and follow your dreams? Imagine deciding to leave a great paying job and starting over! A couple I know did just that.
I recently got a chance to meet up with one of the fun experts on Napa wines to not only talk about wine but also the town of Napa. Don’t overlook it when you visit the wine country…there’s a lot to see.
Meet the women behind the wine that just might remind you of someone you know. Who doesn’t know or have a Middle Sister! You can say that great minds thought alike when a group of creative, tenacious women pursued their passion for wine and sisterhood.
I recently spent an afternoon with Chris Benziger touring his family’s beautiful vineyards. The Benzigers are not only farming their grapes organically but also biodynamically.
A trip to the California Wine Country would not be complete without a stop at one of the most spectacular wineries anywhere. In fact, any time my husband and I go to Napa, Domain Carneros is always our first stop.
On a recent trip to Napa we had dinner at Michael Chiarello’s restaurant in Yountville called Bottega. Dinner was wonderful, and I fell in love with these hammered copper water glasses. Your water stays nice and chilled for a long while. But, that’s not all we found at his eclectic store next door to Bottega.
Plan on spending some time at this beautiful Sonoma winery. The grounds are spectacular—you’ll want to walk through their lush gardens. Be sure to look for the ‘cork’ tree…you’ll see up close and personal where those precious little wine stoppers come from.
The tasting room here is spacious with a great offering of gift items.
Whether heading into Napa or Sonoma, Domaine Carneros is the perfect first stop on your wine adventure. The beautiful majestic setting is the perfect spot to pop open a bottle of their delightful bubbly and celebrate your good fortune to be in wine country.
When in Napa I always spend time at Dean & Deluca – a foodie’s paradise. Incredible food items from all over the world, a fabulous bakery, and a huge wine selection are reason enough to stop by, but if you love cheese…plan to spend do a tasting at Dean & Deluca with their cheese monger.