I recently booked a wedding that’s going to be in Sonoma and while I was at the consult I decided I wanted to go back and do a little wine tasting. Plus, my hubby has never been tasting in the Napa Valley (he grew up in WA state) so I was even more inspired to plan a trip. So we booked a date with our friends and had a blast. I love wine. LOVE it. I come from a family of wine-o’s and have been tasting since I was in my early twenties. Now that doesn’t mean I have a super refined palate, but I can taste the difference between most varietals and know that I love bold reds and buttery whites. I outgrew Two Buck Chuck a long time ago but am always on the lookout for a great $7 bottle at Costco. Hey, this girl’s on a budget! I have a few high end bottles that have been sitting in my wine fridge for years and I keep waiting for that “special moment” to open them.
We booked our limo tour with Beau Wine Tours, which I highly recommend. Our driver was Jim and was super awesome. Wish I had snapped a pic of him…
Here are our boys (John and Christian)
Alexis and I
The date we chose was the weekend after my birthday so Alexis had a little gift for me. Can you tell I was excited when I opened it?! I had been wanting a flask with bling on it for a long time and she had one specially made for me lol
I love it!
Our first stop was at Jacuzzi Vineyards. It was a great first stop and we took home a few bottles and knick knacks…
A sweet red dessert wine in a chocolate cup – heaven!
Did a little olive oil tasting… there were a few good ones… and some really not so good ones…
Alexis appreciating the wildlife
Next stop was Viansa Winery… beautiful location but crappy service! The girl who was supposed to help us had the worst attitude – which made the experience and the wines less enjoyable – so we left. Customer service is important people!
Beautiful view though…
We went to the square next and visited Highway 12.
And then Eric James… we bought a delish Pinot Noir (one of my faves!)
This is what happens when you hand your camera to your friend when you have to use the restroom, then strike a pose for her on your way out, but the camera settings are still all in manual and set for the dark store we were just in. LOL! Wish this had turned out – I bet I would have liked it!
This cable car was at the last stop, the name of the vineyard I don’t remember, but at least we have a couple photos from it… Such a fun day!
Christian took my camera at lunch and became my photographer… the last one is his “there’s something in your teeth” direction haha!