Wine Tasting in Napa Valley

We spent two and a half days in Napa enjoying the scenary and
the wine of course!  If you make it to Napa, you must stop at the
Rutherford Grill...order the ostrich and grilled artichoke....mmmm!

Coppola Winery

Courtyard to the entrance of the Niebaum / Coppola

...and yes, it is the same Coppola as in Francis Ford Coppola,
the movie director.  In fact, there is a samll museum upstairs
showcasing his award winning movies such as the God Father
and Dracula.

Wall of Awards
Oscars for Godfather

Several Oscars
from the God
Father Movies.

Wine tasting continues at Rutherford Winery
Rutherford Winery

Actual wine tasting

Andrea and Joe finish a fine wine
at Rutherford...

and learn a few wine cellar building
 techniques from this guy

Building techniques
(I know, looks more like drinking).

R Mondavi Winery
French oak settling vats at Robert Mondavi Winery.
There was a wonderful oaky smell when we entered
this room. These vats are about 18' tall and 8' in diameter.

Sterling Winery Lake

A lake view on the gondola ride
to up to Sterling Winery.

Joe and Andrea pose for a self portrait in the gondola ride down
from Sterling Winery...see what a little wine tasting can make people do!
Gondola View

Next stop...


Lake Tahoe

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