Last weekend I had the chance to visit Napa Valley – one of the most prestigious wine regions in America. I’ve never been a big wine lover, but I really enjoyed the natural beauty of the large vineyards and getting involved in the wine tasting culture.
We were on our way to the heart of the town when a gorgeous winery at the right side of the route caught our eye. We stopped at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards to enjoy the pretty surroundings of the property and we ended up joining the wine and oil tasting. They have a large selection of olive oils and wines produced by themselves available to taste at no cost.
I believe I tried almost all the different olive oil flavors and even though there were some of them that I didn’t like as much I was very impressed by the quality of the product. We got a pack of four bottles that we customized with Arbequina Olive Oil and Champagne Vinegar. I’m sure some of our family members will appreciate the present.
After that we headed to the wine room to keep enjoying the tasting experience. We had to wait a little bit of time in line and that gave me the perfect excuse to sneak out and take some pictures of the store. Once again, they offer a wide selection of white and red wines that can be overwhelming if you are not a wine expert. Good thing they have wine educators that offer individualized attention. We ended up getting a dessert and sparkling wine. Now we just need to find the perfect occasion to open them up!
The surroundings of this winery are so pretty and it is so easy to spend hours and hours walking around the property enjoying the vineyards, fountains and nice decoration. It is a really nice experience that I recommend everybody to try. I enjoyed my time there.
We continued our trip to Napa’s downtown when of course we saw another gorgeous winery that we had to stop by. It is hands down the most beautiful winery I’ve ever seen. It is called Domaine Carneros and the property is absolutely beautiful. We were late on our schedule so we didn’t join their wine tasting tour this time, but we certainly enjoyed the views of the landscape. I found that to be the perfect place to have a nice afternoon date with your better half.
I hope you’ve had a nice Labor Day weekend as well.