Monday, January 21, 2008

California 2007 - Day 8

September 19, 2007, was a busy day. We started with lunch at the Oakville Grocery. The first three images are from the grocery’s garden, located behind the store:

View of Opus One Winery from Oakville Grocery

Our first winery stop included an excellent private tour and tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery:

Two guys from La Verdura restaurant in Blainville, Quebec, with a pilot friend

This image of the Napa Valley Wine Train was taken from the Opus One Winery:

Opus One Winery:

For the second straight year, we had a tasting at Vine Cliff Winery, one of Liis’ favorites. This year, we also took the winery tour, including the caves:

A trip highlight was our tour and tasting at Shafer Vineyards that included remarks by winery founder John Shafer:

John Shafer

Liis and John Shafer

Next was Signorello Vineyards, where we also tasted last year:

Our last tasting of the day was at Cuvaison’s Calistoga tasting room:

I don’t recall where I took this picture, but it may have been beside Mustards Grill restaurant:

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