A Week in Wine Country…

We just returned from a wonderful week in California wine country.  It was pure decadance.. fantastic food at four star restaurants, delicious wines and champagnes, luxurious spa treatments, beautiful weather and great company!   It was the perfect getaway to relax and rejuvinate.

Gumbopirate at Domain Chandon in Napa

We started our trip in the Napa town of Yountville at the spectacular Hotel Yountville.  Our friends Jim and Tim were amazing hosts and Bryan did a fabulous job planning the tastings and dinners.  We had wonderful meals at Bottega, Redd and Etoile and private tastings at Twomey Cellars and Flora Springs.

Pirate with Tim, Jim and Bryan in Napa
Private tasting in the gazebo at Twomey Cellars
Private tasting on the deck at Flora Springs
Drinking from the barrel at Flora Springs
In the cellars…

After Yountville, we drove the Silverado Trail north to the Sonoma town of Healdsburg.  We stayed right on the plaza at the beautiful Healdsburg Inn where we were pampered with amazing breakfasts and homemade cookies each afternoon.  We did lots of exploring in the Chalk Hill, Dry Creek and Russian River Valley areas visiting 5 wineries each day for tastings.  By the end of the day we were “wined out” and ready for a great meal.  Healdsburg did not disappoint in the restaurant area.  We loved Dry Creek Kitchen and Willie’s.

Enjoying the view at Zichichi winery
Not our favorite of the day…
Gorgeous day in wine country

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