Day trip to Napa
Managed to get out and on the road to Napa just around about noon today. As predicted, husband's flight in was pretty late followed by a late night dinner at PF Chang's and a late start from the hotel after figuring out breakfast on the go. We did the first winery we saw as we hit the main street and that was Trefethen. The drive through the rows of vines was beautiful. We did taste a progressive flight of 5 wines there that we were able to share thankfully. Then we proceeded to drive to the very last one that I thought would accept us without appointments - last in the sense along the drive. Monteleno wines (refer movie Bottle Shock) was that stop and though they don't do tours on weekends they do have tastings and we were able to head in for that as well as check out some of their surrounding garden and lake area which, in fact, they use for parties and renting out the gazebos is a good idea. By this time we were hungry and needed to do a late lunch but every restaurant we stopped had either already closed (this was close to 4pm) or had long lines. We finally did manage to find a place to eat only to learn as we drove out after tat pretty much all wineries had closed by that time or were open only because of appointments. I did wish we had made an earlier start then and taken the time to make some appointments although it wouldn't have been so relaxes a trip then. At leaf I get to tick a day at Napa off my list
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