Napa

I’ll be returning to Orange County tomorrow.

I’m still in wine country.

How much wine can I drink before I start fermenting?

Also?

I apologize to all my friends I *might* have drunk-texted while I’ve been here.

Also, again …..

One of my friends lined me up with absolutely amazing top-tier restaurant spots for every night I’m in Napa.

(La Toque, Morimoto, and Bouchon … so far!)

(Thank you Thomas Hawk!)

I’ve done nothing but drink fabulous wines and eat one delicious gourmet meal after another since I’ve been here.

I’ll need to go on a water-only diet when I leave.

I’ve been to Napa several times before, but it has been way too long since my last trip.

For years, my favorite wine has been the Cabernet from Regusci Winery.

Inside Regusci’s historic wine cellar.

Regusci is a small winery.

They rarely sell their wine to restaurants or even at the retail level.

I “discovered” Regusci when I was given a few bottles as a gift several years ago.

Since then, I’ve gotten a lot of my friends hooked on it.

I purchase it online since it isn’t available in retail stores.

I was delighted to finally have a chance to tour the beautiful (so photographic!) Regusci winery.

It was great to meet some of the people I’ve conversed with via phone for many years.

My time at Regusci was definetly a highlight of my trip.

I can’t wait to go through my photos and share with you how beautiful it is at Regusci Winery.

Another highlight was visiting Jarvis Winery yesterday.

(Thank you, Paul Newman, for the excellent recommendation.)

Jarvis Winery is so utterly amazing – it definitely needs a post of its own.

Again, I haven’t had time to even look at most of my photos.

I do have one I can share with you now though …

An underground waterfall in the Jarvis Winery cave.

The entire winery is built within a gigantic, 45,000 sq. foot, cave.

As you can see in the above photo, there’s even an underground waterfall in the cave.

It’s visually stunning –

And the Jarvis wines are absolutely superb.

I feel so fortunate to have had such fantastic experiences here.

To top it off, Napa weather has been perfect for my entire trip.

It’s been in the mid-70’s.

Wild California poppies are blooming everywhere.

It’s gorgeous.

Today …?

Well, today, I’m going to enjoy every single moment of my last day in Napa.

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