Monday, January 17, 2011

Family Vacation- Napa Wine Country

Our next day in the Napa Valley was spent exploring the wineries. AudioDad's sister had been telling us about a castle winery that the family might enjoy so that was to be our main destination. Wanting to also to do a little tasting, I had searched online ahead of time to see which wineries were "family-friendly" as we'd have Munch and possibly her older cousins with us. Just in case, I made sure Munch had her own diversion, in the form of her digital camera.
Our first mid-morning stop was Domaine Chandon, where my sister-in-law and I tasted sparkling wine.The grounds are beautiful and Munch found plenty to explore, from the bridge to the gardens, and especially the mushroom rock garden!
We met up with my other sister-in-law at Peju,and after a brief tasting, everyone was getting hungry so we headed to Gott's (formerly Taylor's Refresher) for lunch where the kids fanned out to their own picnic tables
Once everyone's bellies were full of Gott's awesome shakes, we head to Castello di Amorosa.
It was a fun picture-taking location, although I wasn't particularly impressed with the hard-sell tasting room experience.

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