Napa…Nahhh…Sonoma!

Special thanks again to Roy and Cheryl for their incredible hospitality. We enjoyed meals and wine fit for royalty, not to mention the over-the-top care package that they sent us off with. Our visit in Shingletown was great, but it was time to get back on the road. On Saturday, we drove down toward the Napa area. We finally got our fridge fixed, so we were able to run it on propane for the 4 hour drive. We found a campground in Calistoga (a few miles north of Napa) and parked it there for the night. The town of Calistoga had a lot going on, and we looked around a bit for a bottle of wine to go with some steaks that we had in the freezer. We all had a relaxing time in the RV that night. The dogs were exhausted from playing with the five other dogs at Roy and Cheryl’s. Teresa was cooking dinner as I opened our wine choice (Twenty Rows Cabernet) and put on a concert DVD.

Dinner in the RV

(Sunday) It seemed that Napa wineries charged the most for tasting in the area, so we decided to take a quick drive over to Sonoma. We stopped at Kunde Estate. The place is huge (1800 acres) and we tasted five wines, all of which were amazing. Their Sauvignon Blanc was our favorite and we bought a bottle to go with prawns that we had saved for dinner. This winery also had an expansive system of caves that they drilled into the hillside. We got a tour of the caves and of the vines. I was told that I could eat the grapes right off the vine and I couldn’t resist an offer like that.

Eating off the Vine

Kunde Wine CaveKunde Wine Cave 02

Right now, we’re in settling into another camp spot in Alexander Valley. We’re just a mile down the road from Jordan, one of the well know winemakers in the area. Tomorrow, we plan to do a few more tastings while we wait for this storm to pass over. Then, its off to Yosemite…

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Looks like a lot of fun for sure.. I am glad you got to taste some yummy wine as well. Enjoy your tasting tomorrows. I will be thinking of you all.

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  2. Posted by Christine on October 12, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Wine tasting, wish I was there! Your trip keeps getting better. We have moved into our new rental, great view of the Rockport Harbor!, Very cozy. Will take pictures. Big hugs!
    Love Mom

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