Sunday, March 15, 2015

#47 - Sparkling Wine Tour

So this weekend, we tackled #47 on my list, the Napa Sparkling wine tour.  To be fair, all of the wineries were not in Napa, so I guess it should have been just the sparkling wine tour.

We went to four different wineries that specialize in bubbles : Gloria Ferrer, Domaine Carneros, Domaine Chandon, and Mumm Napa. (We also went to three non-sparkling wineries .. that's the most I've done in one day (and it was probably not one of my best decisions).)

First was Gloria Ferrer.  They are remodeling their tasting room so we had to sit outside in a tent -- a pretty luxurious tent.  Unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures of the tent (or the porta potty with wooden floors).

 very nice bubbly ...
 The view from the tent.
 Flowers at Gloria Ferrer -- any ideas on what they are??

Next, Domaine Carneros.

This picture was in the ladies' room ...
Cardboard sheep on the hill ...

Third, Domaine Chandon.

and finally Mumm Napa.

I'd been to both Gloria Ferrer and Mumm before, the other two were new ones. Mumm continues to be my favorite.  Maybe it's because Nevada likes Mumm best, or maybe it's because it is the best.  Then Gloria Ferrer and Domaine Carneros .. I think I'd go with Gloria next and then DC.  Chandon comes in fourth.

After the wine tasting we ate at one of my favorite Napa restaurants, Tra Vigne.  I haven't been to many different restaurants but this one is excellent.  Their fresh mozzarella was divine, as was the butternut square soup and butternut squash ravioli.  A great finish to a fun day ...


Kate said...

Looks like a fun day. One day I'm going to have to convince My Guy to take the trip out there so we can do a little wine tasting.

Katie said...

Super fun. Glad you are enjoying wine tasting do you have a favorite?