We arrived fairly late on the first day but still managed to fit in a tasting. Googling "Napa wineries open past 6pm" led us to Somerston in Yountville, where Jim was wooed into wine membership by the grenache-blanc and the prospect of a 1/2 price ATV ride.
Then we pigged out on the most delicious garlic fries ever.
The next day we woke up at the campground (Bothe-Napa Valley State park was amazing!) and realized we didn't have the quarters necessary for our much needed showers, so we snuck into the spa showers of a nearby hotel that had been recommended to us by some wine-drunk passersby on the road. Yes, the 8 jets per shower were awesome, and no, we didn't feel guilty about it.
The rest of the day was spent consuming nothing but wine, cheese & bread, and enjoying the much needed sunshine.
Points of interest:
- The people at Peju are amazing and will definitely convince you to buy some wine - they also may or may spell out your life and read your fortune the way that our wine guy Rich did
- At Velo Vino you can get 2 for 1 tastings, plus free snacks, an espresso drink and Clif/Luna bars with a wine purchase
- Sonoma is the land of free wine tasting, Napa is not. We'll make it to Sonoma next time!