Monday, November 17, 2014

Napa Valley: Day 2

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I willingly got up at 5:00 am on our second day in Napa because we were scheduled to be picked up at 6:00 am for a hot air balloon ride...and then we got a call at 5:30 am cancelling the balloon ride because rain was coming in to the valley. I was sad. But I got over it after I slept a couple more hours.  

After having breakfast at Oxbow Public Market, our first tour/tasting was at Domaine Chandon.  

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Domaine Chandon is beautiful...absolutely gorgeous scenery. The rain kinda prevented us from enjoying the beautiful views, but I did get a couple pics:

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Domaine Chandon's tank room, which contains more than 100 of these HUGE containers.
Each tank holds enough bubbly that you could drink one bottle EVERY.SINGLE.DAY for 103 years!
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The barrel room at Domaine Chandon.

The next stop was Cakebread Cellars
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We stopped at Rutherford Grill for lunch. It's part of the Hillstone Restaurant Group {Houston's}, so the menu was familiar. 

Hungry guys...{im}patiently waiting for lunch!

I was a little "wined out" by this point, so I was excited to have a Diet Coke.
Ryan and I shared the French was delicious!

We felt like drowned rats by this point, so we went back to the hotel to freshen up and just hang out for a bit. It was Halloween, and there was a contest among the various departments of the hotel for the best pumpkin carving. Pretty impressive pumpkin art...

Westin Verasa Napa

Although I have no pictures to document it {oops!}, we went to Mustards Grill for dinner. Ryan and I split the famous pork chop {per the Food Network's "The Best Thing I Ever Ate"}, and it did not disappoint. 

Looking for the recap of Day 1 in Napa Valley? It's right here.

Still to come: Day 3 in Napa Valley