Monday, July 18, 2011


So for the last little bit of our mini trip we drove through Napa on our way back to Sacramento. It was a lot to pack in but I am glad we did it and really want to go back to this area again... I wish I realized how close all of this was to me when I lived there... hmmm...  
 First we stopped at the Oakville Grocery for brunch- this place is a must it's right on the St Helena Highway, the food is fast and ridiculously delicious. They have picnic tables in the back next to a vineyard or you can have picnic baskets packed and take them with you.... to where ever... Plus they have a coffee bar which was very very necessary to keep our energy up!!
 I really wanted to tour a winery while we were there- but not a kitschy tourist trap kind- so on a recommendation from my aunt we went to Domaine Carneros which was seriously beautiful. And I would totally recommend. It's owned by the Taittinger's (a French wine family famous for their champagne) and is a certified organic winery specializing in sparkling wine and Pinot Noir.
 It was really neat to learn about the process of making sparkling wine. Next trip I will need recommendations for a traditional winery. The only bummer is I didn't get to bring home a wine barrel... yes I was really planning on it...
 Here's the monkey looking all cute. We found a grassy area for him to run around in before the tour.
 This picture KILLS me what is up with that face?
Micah thoroughly enjoyed the vacation. He's been a bit bummed about not having someone play with him constantly since we've been home.


  1. Oh, the vineyard tour looks wonderful! And don't I know it about the quiet of life at home after having so many eager playmates during vacation!?

  2. Looks like you guys had's so pretty there...

  3. Your pictures are beautiful and that baby boy.....he is amazing.

  4. I want to visit that store! looks like you had a fun time;)


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