So, we've lived in Northern California for 15 years now and this past weekend was the first time we've actually gone wine tasting. On two earlier occasions, we attempted to do it, but didn't know what we were doing and it didn't actually count. I think the first time we went to one winery in the Santa Cruz mountains and the second time we went to one winery in Sonoma. This time we went to Napa with a friend of mine who showed us how it is done.
Our first stop (after McDonald's for breakfast), was Mumm.
Here we tasted champagne -- or rather sparkling wine. We tried six different kinds. At the table next to us, they sampled twelve different kinds -- or at least they had twelve glasses. That makes for a very pretty table.
and here's our table. Not nearly as impressive, but we needed to be able to walk away and even do some driving.
Outside the winery there were lots of these flowers. I'm guessing that they are mums.
Our next stop was St. Supery.
Here we tasted 8 different wines - two tastings of four wines each. I discovered that I like Sauvignon Blanc better than Chardonnay. I was going to take another picture, but the bottles disappeared right after this.
I'll post pictures of the other two tomorrow.
I think it's interesting how each winery has its own feel / character / atmosphere.