Calling all wine enthusiasts…

To all my wine lovers, both young and old. What are the two words that we have all wanted to hear?

NAPA VALLEY

Napa was everything. We took a bus tour from San Francisco to Napa, and it was nothing shy of amazing! You load on a bus of forty strangers, and by the end of the day you have forty new best friends.

On the tour, you get the chance to have different tastings at different vineyards in wine country. The land is truly magnificent, it was go green, and the valleys of grapes went on into eternity. Screen Shot 2016-04-25 at 2.45.10 PM

The first stop on our tour was Robert Mondavi Winery.

Screen Shot 2016-04-25 at 2.45.33 PMWe learned that Robert Mondavi lived to be 95 years old, and his hobbies were drinking about three bottles of wine a day. You know what they say, ” a bottle a day keeps the doctor away,” right? During our time here we learned how Mr. Mondavi tasted wine which changed my perspective on so many dry wines. I am now OBSESSED!

After the wine tasting class, we were shown around the winery. It was amazing to see what all went into the art of making wine.

 

The second stop was Andretti Winery.

Screen Shot 2016-04-25 at 2.46.00 PMThis winery was smaller, and had more of a family feel. It was just as gorgeous and the wine was delicious! We actually was able to try the wine from a barrel, which had me jumping for joy. Each sip brought me into a wine utopia that I never wanted to leave.

After the main tasting, Andretti Winery invited our group to have lunch on the balcony. The mix of the dark red wine and the sun kissing our skin was the perfect mixture to an amazing day.

The third stop was Ménage à Trois Winery.

This vineyard was simply fun. Maybe it was because we were two wineries deep…or maybe it was because the games, fun photo booths, or the nice shade trees(the sun kiss from earlier became more of a sunburn later in the day). Nonetheless, it was a great place to be.

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After a long day of exploring a new wine glass, I found myself in a state of bliss. I walked away with a few purchased wine bottles, new friends, and new memories that I will always cherish. I will definitely return to wine country again soon!

❤ Justin

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