My mom, dad, and I headed out of the city in the morning, and since wine tasting at 11 am might seem a little
We stopped at Domaine Carneros, and holy cow, this vineyard was gorgeous.
Next stop: Cakebread Cellars
I had heard about Cakebread before, but the wine is always so expensive when I find it on restaurant menus! You have to make a reservation to visit the vineyard for a tasting, but we called the morning of and they didn't have a problem squeezing us in. I really liked the grounds and the tastings are set up at stations throughout the property so you can walk around and sip your wine instead of standing at a bar while people pour you wine. The wines at Cakebread tend to be a little drier (Mom wasn't a fan), but I enjoyed our laid-back tour!
We had to get back to San Francisco since it was getting late in the afternoon, but not before we made a stop at Sterling Vineyards. This stop was my dad's choice, and it has the best views of Napa. Upon arriving, you hop in a tram that takes you up a hill so you have a view of the whole town. The tasting was a bit underwhelming, but the view more than made up for it.
I think I'd be in serious trouble if I lived within driving distance of views like this. I believe I'd find it hard to ever go to work :)