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Since I am always in Carneros to visit Domaine Carneros, there are other stops, some of which might be quite good: Saintsbury: Learn more about what single-vineyard means here. Founders Richard Ward and David Graves named their winery after the famous English scholar and wine lover. The wines here can be lush and rich. Bouchaine: With its first vines planted in the 1800s, Bouchaine claims to be the oldest continually operating winery in Carneros. It’s passed through many hands, but even the winery’s current iteration has some serious history behind it. Etude: Look for the road lined with eucalyptus trees. The old farmhouse that is Etude was refurbished into a lavish winer... read more
Bouchaine
Domaine Carneros view from chateau


Part of the glamour of the road trip is going to new places, seeing things you have never seen before, but that's only half. The other half, which is the best half, is seeing new places with your number one road dog. My beloved is a great road warrior to have in the driver's seat...especially when he's taking us to Napa Valley. We went to Napa today and oh what a great time we had. If only we lived close and didn't have another place to go, we could have stayed for hours. We passed fields of vineyards and wineries and landed at Sattui Winery. This was a recommendation from our Aunt Ann and well, we can trust her word any day. We walked inside as novice and left tipsy. We went to the tasting room ... read more
Crab on the Sidewalk
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North America » United States » California » Napa County » St. Helena November 10th 2011

The recent pipe explosion in our bathroom has inspired me to write a blog post because it is long overdue. So, please forgive any grammatical errors as I type this from my floating bunkbed. Lesson learned: Despite what your parents always told you, do NOT pee one last time before going to bed. This will only delay your getting to bed and your bunkmates will strongly dislike you for waking them up and hurrying them to lift their suitcases off the ground! I’m glad I just finished the house laundry today so there was a fresh, clean supply of towels to mop up our bedroom floor….although I have to say, it was not my quickest reaction time. Backroads has an annual Staff Ride as a show of appreciation which was this past week, and brought a ... read more
Fall Weather
Miles of Vineyards

North America » United States » California » Napa County April 24th 2011

I have an affinity for flowers. Any and all kinds of blossoming, blooming, budding beauties! ... read more
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