Our purpose for visiting Napa was to ride the Wine Train, but we arrived early enough to grab a late lunch at the V. Sattui Winery.  As we drove into the parking lot, the man directing us toward an open spot said, “Welcome to Disneyland for adults!” which was an interesting, and somewhat accurate perspective:  a lot to […]

This lovely old, Italian wine press, dating back to the 1700s, was covered with vines on the grounds of the V. Sattui Winery in Napa.  It’s amazing to see the differences between wine production before the Revolutionary War and now in the 21st Century. On Today’s Date in the Past: Fresh as a Daisy Egg Hunt:  That’s […]

On the first full day of our trip, we took a road trip to Livermore Valley Wine Country.  We arrived around lunch and enjoyed salads at Garré Winery before sampling our way through several other wineries.  Our two favorites are Murrieta’s Well and Tamas Estates.  As luck would have it, Tamas was holding their quarterly release party […]