November 14, 2011

Wine Tasting in Napa

A big hello to everyone from the Vegas airport! I know I'm so behind in my blogging and I'm late on announcing my giveaway but please hear me out!! My new job is seriously putting a toll on me and getting ready for my quarter of a century extravaganza took more energy than expected!

Since I couldn't sleep on the plane, I finally sorted and labelled my Napa pictures for this post! See... I did something productive!

First off, we classy folks decided to start the day off with brunch at the famous Ad Hoc. Famous for two things, being the sister restaurant of the Michelin starred French Laundry and their fried chicken. Unfortunately we missed the fried chicken since they only serve it on Mondays but nonetheless the food was yummy!

The good thing about Ad Hoc is that they have a pre-fixe menu each day, all the ingredients are always super fresh and leaves no room for off days!

After our tasty brunch, we started our tasting adventures at Castello de Amorosa-- a real life castle! Honestly, of all the wineries we went to, this is last on my list. While the outside is impressive, the inside is just too dark and dreary. One of my friends actually got sick and dizzy in the castle! As for the wine, I'm not a wine connoisseur but I did like the taste of most of our samples!

On the way to Mumm Napa, we took a detour and went to the St. Helena firefighter open house to check out what a fire house is all about! It was meh but we each got some free t-shirts out of it!

Our second stop of our journey is Mumm Napa. I've been familiarized with their delicious bubbly over the years and had plenty of fun getting bubbly with their bubbly! Mumm Napa was my favorite place of the day because of the openess and set up of the tasting room. The room was well lit and relaxing. It was the perfect spot for some sparkling wine!

Our last stop was the Jaccuzzi Vineyard. It was a mix between the castle and Mumm's-- grand like the castle but airy like Mumm's.

I'm pretty sure it's obvious by the lack of pictures that as the day went by, I got more and more tired. It was such a lovely experience to go wine tasting with friends and I can't wait to go back!!

Isn't the Golden Gate Bridge gorg?

I have a whole lotta updates about my Vegas trip and birthday that I can't wait to share! And stay tuned for my giveaway announcement! Ahh... I'm
officially 25!!

Hope very one had a fabulous weekend!!


LoveFayexoxo said...

LOVE the free bracelet and the colourful pasta! such a beautiful looking day!! love your dress too!!

LoveFaye xoxo

CottonCandyINK said...

thats looks like a super cool place to eat at. looks like you had such a good time, you and your man seem so happy. you took great photos

Pretty In Pink said...

what a cute little bracelet!!

L e n a said...

i much enjoyed all the fun pictures!
you look so cute in those stripes.
happy belated birthday! :)

sammycx said...

great photos! loving the maxi dress <3

Melita Kiely said...

there are some beautiful photos here, looks like you had an amazing time! x

LiLy said...

u had a blast hun! ;) Nice dress!

Sharlene said...

not only the wine and the yummy food, but the scenery looks amazing!!

looks like you had a great time:)

<33 Sharlene

Rubiiee said...

Goodness, everything looks lovely! Seems like you all had a very fun day =]

Love that winery, wouldn't mind getting tipsy in castle - that would be exciting!

Michelle said...

Wow!! Looked like a fun day! All that food was making me drool! That charm bracelet is cute too! I want to go to a wine/champagne tasting one day....

I love your blog!*new loyal reader* ^_^

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