Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Napa Valley: Day 3

Ahhhh! Day 3 of our Napa trip: the day that someone else planned...and the day that I enjoyed the most. One of my close friends from college and her husband {Joselyn and Grant} live in San Jose, so they met us for our third day in wine country. They offered to plan this day, and I more-than-willingly handed over the reigns!

This recap may be a bit different than Day 1 and Day 2. It's funny how I have the most photos from this day...but the fewest relevant photos. I guess I should just be grateful that we didn't lose the {borrowed} camera. Given the quantity of wine we consumed, that is a miracle!

We started our morning with breakfast at Gott's Roadside Diner in downtown Napa. Our first winery stop was Grgich Hills Estate

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KU Girls in California

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Our second stop of the day was Provenance Vineyards

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We went to V. Sattui picnic grounds for lunch. This place was a bit of a circus, but it had lots of food options and the weather was perfect...so the good outweighed the bad. After lunch we stopped at Trefethen Family Vineyards

Trefethen had significant damage from the earthquake...
While they're waiting on engineers to determine if this beautiful historic building can be saved, they've created a temporary tasting room in the fanciest tent I've ever seen {complete with chandeliers}. I think it was at this stop when the wine really started to take over, as you can see from the pictures that follow...

Apparently Linds and I thought we needed to be carried to the car on this dolly.
Obviously we didn't make it very far before I fell off.
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Love this pic...Love these girls!

The final winery of the day was Domaine Carneros. Yay for more bubbly!

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Joselyn & Grant Annen

Chris & Lindsay Shepard

Our tasting guide brought this BIG bottle of bubbly for a photo prop when he found out it was our anniversary.
first anniversary bubbly

Cheers to our final glass of bubbly. And it appears I'm really starting to lean at this point...

I'm not sure who took these, but we did get a few a pics of the beautiful scenery surrounding us at Domaine Chandon.

The final pic of the day actually turned out pretty good...

...but apparently it was quite a process to capture a good one!

We had dinner at Bistro Don Giovanni. Once again, I have no photos to show for it, but that's probably a good thing since I decided to have french fries and Fiji water for my entrĂ©e. Not kidding. I wish I was. Everyone else ordered like normal adults and seemed to really enjoy their food. And I highly recommend the french fries!

And that's a wrap...our anniversary trip to Napa fully recapped! If you're planning your first trip to Napa Valley and have questions, just let me know. I'll be more than happy to send you our schedule...and a google map of a bunch of wineries...and maybe even a spreadsheet! 

Thanks for the memories, Napa Valley!