Time to take a Napa

To my delight, my friend decided to take me on a voyage to Napa yesterday.  It's safe to say she understands my language  :)

First stop was Artesa Vineyards which had as stunning a setting as delicious its wine.  Symmetric fountains and gardens lead up to the main building which has been built into the side of the hill.

We then moved onto the castle on the hill, Domaine Carneros Winery.  Known for their sparkling sampler by Taittinger, we had to see what the hype was about, of course...sat out on their massive patio, we sampled three different kinds of bubbles before heading back to San Francisco.

Not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon.