I passed this beauty in the Stag's Leap District, in Napa Valley, CA, on the way to Clos du Val. One might speculate this winery was once a Mission. Chimney Rock, however, was inspired and designed to look like South Africa's oldest wine estate Groot Constantia. Trust me when I say my picture does not do this winery justice-not to mention this is just one of many buildings on the property! Check Chimney Rock's website for their tasting hours, as reservations must be made in advance!
In spite of the fact I am standing in a puddle of mud, Chateau St. Jean is looming in the distant background. Founded in 1973, this European style, Sonoma winery has the grounds and gardens to match the elegance of their wines. Nothing like a little terroir on to remind you where a good glass of wine comes from!
Don't let one of the highest tasting room prices in Napa Valley deter you from visitng Stags Leap Winery. Not only does this top notch winery boast amazing vineyard views from across the tasting counter, but offers a selection of Cabernet Sauvignons that will transport you, back in time, to the Judgement of Paris itself!
Stags' Leap Wine Cellars
5766 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558
Open 10am to 4:15
Walk in tasting $40
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Highlights from our stay in Paris are now posted under my France Travel Log
Rich with culture and history, Spain was a definite gem. From flamenco dancing in the street to delicious Tapas and Moroccan cuisine, Spain kept us on the run. Here are a few pictures of Madrid and Toledo to give you a taste of this incredible country. More to come from these two cities, as well as from Cordoba, and Malaga in my upcoming Travel Log!
Touching down in Paris, simultaneous with a cold front, made for a week of umbrellas, scarves, and a slew of hot beverages. The city was buzzing with excitement over the Tour de France finish, and much like New York . . . the city never sleeps! Knowing we would be heading into the sweltering heat of Spain, we decided to embrace the weather. Enjoy a few pics until my full travel log is out!
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