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Napa County

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16 travelers at this place:

  • Day7

    Napa valley wine tasting

    April 8 in the United States

    I booked an airbnb in Napa a few days ago just because I saw a really cheap one for the area. Afterwards reading up about it and talking with Evi and Hugo, we realised we probably would have been better off going to the neighbouring Sonoma region. Napa is the super famous, fancy and expensive wine region, while right next to it Sonoma has similar wines, but a more laid back atmosphere and about half the price (even one of the sommeliers in Napa itself tod us to go there instead) . But anyway the airbnb was booked, so it had to be Napa after all. We considered renting bikes, but Seamus wouldn't have wanted to drink that much even then (still trying to get his stomach to be normal again) so he just drove us around and I did most of the drinking. We chose an amazing time to visit, as 2 days after the torrential rain, the whole place was ridiculously green. Like greener than Scotland green. There were also all kinds of wild flowers growing here and there. So basically Napa valley is a 30 mile long valley, about 5 miles wide at its widest. The sorrounding hills are all covered in forests, and the valley itself is covered with grape plantations. There's 400-600 little vineyards all around, and all of them offer tastings. Unfortunately while about 10 years ago these used to be free, now they al charge a fee, which at "cheap" places start at 20 dollars from having a small tasting of 4 wines, but easily start from 40-50 at others. We still drove in to multiple wineries (even though we only consumed wine at 2 of them) as all of them have beautiful setup so it was always nice to stop and look around. In the middle of green wine fields, all the houses are beautiful (in a variety of styles, from super modern ones, to cute wood houses, to tuscan villas) they all have big terraces to hang out, try wines or have picnics. We did a tasting flight (that's what they call them apparently) at Black Stallion vineyard, where the sommelier's grandparents were Hungarian, so we bonded over his wish of visiting Hungary and his love of bikaver. Our favourite place was Honig vineyard, I could spend days sitting in their garden. The girls serving us were super friendly and we talked with them for a long time. One of the girls got married in Scotland, on the island of his "husband's clan" ! Here we managed to buy a half bottle of wine instead of the tasting, which was actually better value. They kept bringing out thoughtful stuff, like a cute book on the dogs of the area's vineyards, or just to check on us and chat. Even if the wine was expensive, the experience was definitely worth it for the day!Read more

  • Day7

    Going out in Napa town

    April 8 in the United States

    Our airbnb was in the suburb of Napa, about 2 miles from the town center. We decided to ignore our host's advice about taking an uber (thinking that she's just being American about it and thinks walking is unthinkable). In the end it took us about 40-50 minutes to get to the centre, as the town was really not designed to walk, so we had some quite difficult times trying to go around motorways (and not walking on them like Google suggested). Apart from the motorway problems it was a nice walk in typical American suburbia, which was interesting to see (once). In town we first had some frozen yogurt (trying out basically all of the possible flavours before buying some, basically doubling our consumption). Then we went to a bbq and wine bar, so finally Seamus could consume his own glass of wine. We didn't plan on eating anything originally, but everything smelled so amazingly smoky, that in the e d we ordered a smoked beef brisket sandwich and shared it, it was really delicious, and basically a perfect amount for the two of us.Read more

  • Day11

    Napa Valley

    July 29, 2016 in the United States

    Eerste dag van onze roadtrip, We missen de temperaturen van San Francisco al.. Dan maar weer afkoelen in 1 van de prachtige wijnhuizen. We hadden meteen de beste uitgekozen. Er zijn 4 wijnhuizen die schuimwijn maken ,tussen ongeveer 400 verschillende wijnhuizen, en wij hadden er 1 van uitgekozen.
    We hebben niet alleen aan de alcohol gezeten.. Nee hoor! We zijn ook naar de Old Faithful Geyser gaan kijken. Om de 10 min. spuit hij kokend heet water 20m de lucht in. Prachtig om te zien, alleen.. Veel te heet!Read more

  • Day3

    Beringer Vineyards

    October 28, 2016 in the United States

    Früh am Morgen sind wir über die Golden Gate Bridge gefahren. 😊👍
    Heute Vormittag war eine Weinprobe mit Führung durch das Weingut angesagt. 🍷
    Zum Mittagessen haben wir ein kleines Lunch erhalten.
    Ein ganz kleines erstes Konzert haben wir im Keller von uns gegeben. 🎼🎤🎶

  • Day12

    American Canyon - 915 km syd

    July 7, 2016 in the United States

    Vejret er skiftet fra sol til regn i Oregon. Vi sætter kursen syd på og kører ca. 100 km ned langs den smukke Oregon coast på highway 101. Videre øst igennem dalen på highway 38. Sidst I5 syd det meste af dagen i Callifornien. Vi overnatter her i American Canyon i Nappa vally. En forstad til San Francisco. Solen skinner igen.
    Emmas fødselsdag blev fejret på en italiensk restaurant, hvor vi sang happy birthday sammen med tjeneren.
    Planen er ændret lidt i morgen. Pigerne vil hellere se Hollywood end SF, så det må blive SF en anden gang.
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  • Day0

    Napa Valley, CA

    June 25, 2010 in the United States

    North Cal road trip with the fam! It was a loooong drive to Napa Valley from Las Vegas. And the only way you can fit our family in any vehicle is to get a 12-15 seater van. Jaime's brother, Justin and sister, Sunshine went with us too!!! Sunshine also made some delicious onigiri for the road. We went straight to Napa and had lunch at the Public Market.

  • Day0

    Hess Collection, Napa Valley

    June 25, 2010 in the United States

    We went to the Hess Collection for some wine tasting. While we were there, we saw that they have a little museum so we walked around in there for a bit. We all did a little wine tasting and the funny thing is I was the only one that felt tipsy after. Lol. Maybe cause I'm not really a wine drinker? Yeah that's it! Notice too that Byron is on crutches. He had surgery on his ankle. What a trooper!

You might also know this place by the following names:

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