If you missed part 1, be sure the check it out before reading on! Or don’t if you just want to look at the pretty pictures.
The next morning, after having our fill of Bob’s Donuts, we headed out to wine country for an amazing day of wine
tasting drinking and celebration. Mike and Natty had rented out a winery in Napa called Petroni Vineyards and were even gracious enough to provide a party bus for transportation.
Words cannot begin to describe how incredible this winery was. Selma and I have never been to a “real” winery before so we really have nothing to compare this to. The closest thing we’ve experienced to a winery was Nashoba Valley Winery outside of Boston. Let’s just say that there’s a good reason why you never hear about “wine country” in Massachusetts. So needless to say, in comparison, this place was simply stunning. Everything from the venue to the wine itself was mind blowing. I’m not a huge wine drinker myself but after this trip I’m starting to reconsider my interests.
As for the activities, the evening was sort of split into two parts. First, there was the wine tasting and outdoor pictures. The sommelier (I think that’s what he was) with our group explained the intricacies of different wines and even entertained our random questions regarding the merits of caves and wine pairings. Afterwards, we were let loose to take in the scenery and snag a few pictures in front of the vineyard. Enough talking though, I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves.
They even had an amazing photographer taking pictures throughout the evening. As you can see here, they clearly turned out much better than my iPhone pictures…
Then it was back into the wine cave for food and of course, more wine. At all points throughout the evening, there was wine. And don’t even get me started on how amazing the food was. Again, I’ll just let the pictures do the talking.
Needless to say, we had a great time.
And I think the next few pictures pretty much sums up the rest of the evening.
This also happened…
And what is an entire days worth of drinking without the late night drunk munchies. Someone had suggested getting pizza and Golden Boy Pizza was unanimously the only option on the table. Apparently this place is extremely popular among the locals.
And by some random stroke of luck I remembered to take a picture of my slice before eating the whole thing in three bites. I also had bite of their clam and garlic pizza which I think was delicious.
All in all, this was an unforgettable experience. Not only did we get to experience California Wine Country for the first time, we also had the opportunity to meet a ton of amazing people. We even made a few new friends as well along the way! A special thank you goes out to Natty and Mike for hosting such an amazing trip for all of us. We are truly blessed to have such wonderful and generous people in our lives.
Stay tuned for part 3, the final chapter in our little San Francisco getaway!