Sunday, March 2, 2014

Wine Tasting

We took a quick trip to the Napa Valley to do a little wine tasting and fine dining. We visited Castello di Amorosa (which we have visited before), and it just gets better and better. They now have farm animals on the property which really lends an authentic castle air to the whole experience. We saw chickens, geese, ducks, turkeys, guinea hens, emus, sheep, goats, and pigs. 

We also did the tour and tasting, but by the time we got to the castle, we had already done two tastings and lunch, so I'm afraid we didn't really appreciate their wines.

We also stopped at Del Dotto to pick up some previously purchased wines. Their tasting room is GORGEOUS; you feel like you've just stepped into an antique Italian villa. It's filled with beautiful tiled floors, mosaics, frescoes, marble columns, Venetian glass chandeliers, statues and a grotto with a "face" fountain. I couldn't take photos inside, but this statue was right outside.

We might have drank too much wine. We definitely ate too much good food, but all in all, we had a delightful shore excursion.

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