Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Napa Day 1

Kevin and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary on the 12th.  It's hard to believe that we have been married for 10 years already.  Some days it feels like it wasn't that long ago, and then other days it feels like it's been forever. HA! To celebrate our anniversary we took a vacation to Napa/ San Fran during spring break.  Kevin's parents came for the week and stayed with the boys.  It had been a good long time since we have taken a trip just the two of us, so we were both looking forward to getting away.  

Day 1
We caught a super early flight and landed in San Francisco around 9:30 that morning, picked up our rental car and headed to Napa.  We stayed at the Napa River Inn the first two nights which is a historic boutique hotel nestled in the downtown part of Napa.  Super cute, quaint, and cozy hotel that was in walking distance to tons of tasting rooms, restaurants and shops.  The Inn provided a yummy breakfast that would be delivered to your door every morning which was great.  
We spent the first day touring downtown Napa, and visiting several wine tasting rooms.  We had a lot of fun going to the different places and tasting their best wines. Everything was in walking distance which made it easy to get to everything. Napa is so pretty, the views are amazing with so much greenery everywhere you turned.  

At the airport

Our hotel
View from our hotel

A pretty archway at our hotel that was in between the building we stayed in and the hotel restaurants

Our room was in The Plaza
More Hotel pics

The first tasting room we went to was Mason Cellars.  This one ended up being my least favorite of all the places we went to.  We tried several wines here, but all were a bit strange with their flavors and too fruity for my liking.  

We moved on to Wines By Mark Herold, which was a quirky type place that had dun atmosphere.  

StoneHedge was a nice tasting room that we both enjoyed.

We had both seen articles when researching Napa about Bounty Hunter not only for their wines but also for their BBQ.  We both made jokes about not thinking BBQ food when you think about California, but when we stopped in here for their wine tasting we were overwhelmed with how great the food smelled.  We really liked this place!  Their wines were really good.  Later that evening we came back and had a yummy fabulous dinner here.  I ordered the BBQ Brisket sandwich and I can't remember what Kevin ordered and I didn't get any pictures of the food, but it was delicious.  

Another favorite place was Capp Heritage.  It was a swanky kind of place.  The workers were so nice and funny, we ended up staying in here for a long time just talking and drinking wine.  

Square One Tasting Bar was a fun place also.  By this time though I started feeling like all the wines were tasting the same.  HA! 
We went to a couple more places, which for some reason I don't have pictures of and went to the hotel to rest for a while before heading back out for dinner at Bounty Hunter.  

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