Last week, I wrote about the food we had on our trip to Napa. This week, I cover the wineries.
The first one we visited was Frog's Leap Winery, where I took my favorite photo of the entire trip.
|The view at Frog's Leap Winery|
|The grapes are collected in wheeled bins|
|They get dumped into this container|
|and they go up the conveyor|
|The wine barrels|
|The view from the tram|
One of my husband's friends and his wife met us at Del Dotto for a tour of their wine caves. Del Dotto looks like an Italian castle inside, and the caves were very cool. We had a VIP tour, and actually tasted wine directly from the casks where the wine was aging. You could order wine from the very barrel you tasted from; the wine would be delivered in a few months or even years, depending on how long that particular wine needed to age.
|Del Dotto cave|
Del Dotto was pretty spectacular, and our tour guide really knew his stuff, as did my husband's friends. They have been coming to Del Dotto for years, and have many bottles of their wine, so they gave us the scoop on what to buy. Our wine is scheduled to arrive soon, and we can't wait to invite our sons and their girlfriends over for a wine tasting party.
|In front of Del Dotto|