Well, the answer to that questions is…
”There are too many things to list!”
However, today it is great because I am off to the Napa Valley Wine Country
Napa Valley is widely considered one of the top American Viticultural Areas in California, and all of the United States, with a history dating back to the early nineteenth century. By the end of the nineteenth century there were more than one hundred and forty wineries in the area. Today Napa Valley features more than four hundred wineries and grows many different grape varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel, and other popular varietals.
The images above were taken last February when we visited the region. The vines were bare, but still so lovely and photogenic!
Right now is the harvest season. The grapes have been picked and crush has begun! You can practically smell the sweet aroma of grapes and future delicious wines in the crisp autumn air…
If you have the opportunity to visit Northern California, I will let you in on a little secret…September and October is the best time to be here! As I mentioned earlier this week, we have what they call Indian Summers and experience the most pleasant weather in these early fall months.
Old friends, great wine, and beautiful, historic scenery…a perfect way to spend the day!
What do you love about your state?