Greetings from Napa! What a wonderful world it is in Wine Country. 🙂
Yesterday Mandy and I started our day early in San Fran, picked up our convertible, headed over the Golden Gate Bridge for a stop at Tyler Florence’s Shop in Mill Valley and then made our way North to Wine Country. We had an amazing lunch at Diavola Pizzeria in Geyserville and tasted wines in the Dry Creek Valley at Artisan Terroirs, Dutcher Crossing, Trentadue, and Coppola. Delicious! If all the wine wasn’t satisfying enough, we ended the night with an awesome outdoor dinner beneath the fig trees at El Dorado Kitchen! By the time we made it back to our cottage in Sonoma…we were exhausted. And now…up bright and early…we are ready for another day…this time in Napa Valley. With 8 wineries on the list for today…we hired a driver! He should be here soon…
In the meantime, with wine on my mind, I wanted to share a post with all of the Iowans reading this blog, about another great Iowa Winery, Fireside. Have you visited? If not…you should!
Fireside Winery is located near Williamsburg (just a few miles down the road from the Tanger Outlet Mall). With a beautiful patio and terrace, tasty appetizers, crisp white wines and great reds, and live entertainment, it is a must stop! On our stop in August, we indulged in a warm brie platter and a bottle of white wine.
Yum! Warm Brie….fresh bread….and crisp, crunchy apples!
Crunch. Sip. Chew. Sip. Crunch again. Swig Swig Swig!
Nothing beats an afternoon at a winery with a spouse…a best friend…a family member.
And until I return….CHEERS!
Indulge. In Life. In Love. In Food.