Hello! Here’s to the first of many travel posts to come because experiencing what God has created is a must for me. A couple of weeks ago I headed out of town to the west coast with my girlfriends to sip on wine, LOTS of wine. It is always nice to have girl time with the ladies that went through those life changing moments of becoming an independent adult in college. We always pick right back up and there is never a dull moment. Why the west coast? Because some of the ladies live out there and some are about to open their own wine shop! Send me all the wines, kthx!
We started the first half of the trip in Napa Valley, CA where the only thing on our agenda was riding around in a limo, stopping at several vineyards and sipping on bubbles and wine. Reserve a limo and thank me later. Our stops were Domaine Chandon, V. Sattui, Peju, Del Dotto and Jacuzzi.
The second half of our trip was spent in sunny San Francisco. We stayed in an adorable neighborhood called the Marina District which is very convenient to food, bars and shops. Things we conquered while here: Golden Gate Bridge views and drive. Alcatraz (Go in the morning before the crowds get too big). Lunch at Pier 39 and endless entertainment from the sea lions. Ghirardelli Square for ice cream. Tomasso’s for dinner (small, quaint and very good Italian food). Drinks. The Painted Ladies (Full House is all you need to know). Drove down Lombard Street. Awesome salads at Blue Barn. Shopping on Chestnut and Union. Yum yum sushi at Ace Wasabi’s. Pirate ships. Walking, walking and more walking. Wear comfy shoes or your dogs will be barking all day.
Rose all day at Domaine Chandon.
V. Sattui is the place to enjoy a picnic. Buy a couple bottles of wine, cheese, meats and crackers inside their adorable meat market.
Peju has a beautiful outdoor entrance to hang around. Kudos to the hefty tasting pours we received here and delicious wine!
Del Dotto is a must see for their cave tours. Intimate atmosphere, good taste of music and pretty darn good wine. Bonus: if you take a full tour, they feed you cheese, salami's and pizza at the end!
Jacuzzi has an awesome outdoor patio to enjoy wine with an incredible view of their vineyard. Oh and I almost forgot to mention they have FREE wine tastings! Delicious as well!