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Exploring wine country

After our brief stint in San Francisco, our party of four (including two pregnant women) escaped to wine country for a couple days of relaxation, drinking (for the boys) and eating (for the girls). It was baby moon bliss!

In a couple of photos…

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Our first victim:  Morimoto in downtown Napa.

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Who needs wine when you have amazing sushi?
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Can you guess how many wineries we visited in two full days? Find out at the end…

Napa2Our first two stops included Goosecross Cellars and the Baldacci Family Vineyards.

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The Baldacci wine caves. Mmm, look at all of those tasty cedar barrels.

Napa3Confession:  Jay and I watched “Bottle Shock” the night before we visited Chateau Montalena Winery. We were star-struck for sure, but how you can not be? This place was beautiful.

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Napa5We stopped at Auberge du Soleil to enjoy some drinks on their terrace. Check out the view!

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Acacia’s olive trees were speaking to me.
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1310_Napa_010 Artesa’s panoramic views were hard to beat.

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Napa7The Cline Cellars‘ tasting room is held in an 1850s farmhouse.

1310_Napa_014Swirling my San Pelligrino water at Round Pound Estate. No legs there.

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Napa9Our last stop, Pine Ridge Vineyards. They were one of the few who still had grapes on the vine, and I was in heaven.

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Napa10Above at right are our lovely travel partners Bret and Eve.

1310_Napa_018The verdict? Operation baby moon was a success, and we’d love to return one day. Have you been before? Oh, and if you counted correctly, we wound up visiting nine wineries in two days. That’s got to be some sort of record, especially for a pregnant lady. :)

14 Comments

  1. So jealous…I have family in the Bay Area and keep meaning to do a Napa wine tour, but never have. Your photos are absolutely perfect. How could you be at 9 wineries and not sample just a bit? I’m sure baby wouldn’t mind just a drop….

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  2. Thank you for visiting Goosecross on your journey through Napa Valley. Your photographs are amazing and you are greatly talented! Please come back and see us after the baby is born. Best wishes to you and your family on the birth of your baby.

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