Our second day in Napa was wine tasting day! It was Sunday, and we had booked a driver to drive us around in our rental van for the day. We were up early, scrambled around for coffee and breakfast, and then packed into our mom-van.
Our first stop was Alpha Omega. My parents are part of their wine club so they receive a few bottles every couple of months. The winery very generously offered to comp their standard tasting for us (we just bought a few bottles there) so we booked it – and were SO surprised to see a private loft area all set up for us and a personal tasting host!
Alpha Omega was my favorite winery of the trip. Our host answered all of our questions and I learned so much about wine and how to taste it. We spent a long time tasting a variety of their wines (loved the Sauvignon Blanc and the Chardonnay was the best I’ve ever had) and even got to sample one straight out of the barrel not yet released.
Check them out!! Awesome vineyard.
Then we had a photo shoot. Common theme of the trip.
More gorgeous flowers. More photoshoots.
After lunch at V. Sattui (one of the few places to get food in the area), we went to Castello Di Amorosa. Manny recommended a tour of the caves and castle, but unfortunately it was too crowded. We ended up just doing a fun tasting down in the basement, but it wasn’t a favorite. Seemed super tourist-y just due to the whole castle deal. Check it out here.
I don’t have any pictures of Frank Family either. It was our last stop and we were a littttle happy by then. Manny got us a free tasting (he rocks!) and it was SO fun. A great vineyard and even better people to chat with while we tasted. We may have bothered some of the cute employees enough that they agreed to go to dinner with us later that night 🙂
Headed home. Happy and wined-out.
Dinner at Eiko Sushi, a place we passed by the night before and decided to call for reservations.
Note: when 9 girls travel together, fruity pink drinks get bought for them. We didn’t complain.
After dinner we went back to the house to hang out together on our last night. Guitar playing may have been involved. Total blast.
And then we all fell asleep, tipsy and happy and not wanting to leave the next day.
We had such an amazing trip, and we’re all so grateful that we made seeing each other a priority after too many years apart.
Can’t wait to see most of them at our 5 year reunion in a few weeks! We’re already planning more girls trips and trying to make them a regular thing!
- When was your last girls trip?
- Have you ever been to these wineries in Napa?