California wine drives

Wine. Don’t you just love it? That genius who found a way to make this beverage in northern Iran surely deserves to have a monument in our opinion. Now we are not advocating drinking, but neither are we probitionists. We believe a little moderation is key, like most things in life.

Some places in the world are blessed with the right combination of climate, soils and other geological attributes (water, landform etc) in which the fruit from which most wines are derived can flourish. Today we have wines from so many other fruits, but that is a story for another day.

You might have read in one of the back issues of our newsletter about where Shiraz wines hail from. Well, today we are sharing with you not that story, but one of our adventure into the famed California wine district of Napa. It has been unfortunate last year we saw so much damage in and around the area from the fires, and we hope it is recovering.

Responsible drinking.

That will be mentioned countless times and we are sure you agree with us. Do you need to go on a wine tour with some of the operators out there? Or can you craft out a DIY schedule for yourself? We did the latter and combined it with a dose of touristic activities. We really enjoyed the short road trip. Read the full transcript of our little drive here.

Have you wine toured Napa before?

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

11 thoughts on “California wine drives”

  1. California is the State of US and 90 percent wine is producing in California. The vineyard Size of planted s: 480,000 acres. The California was 1st introduced to Vitis vinifera vines, a species of wine grapes bestdecanter native to the Mediterranean region, in the 18th century by the Spanish, who planted vineyards with each mission they established

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  2. Yes, I did Napa and Sonoma Counties many times, but that was kind of cheating, because I lived just south, in Marin County (and earlier in San Francisco). Lovely, though. I haven’t read your post yet about what other tourist things you did in the area, but I wonder if you ever saw the author Jack London’s Wolf House? Pretty incredible…

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  3. We did a tour of Sonoma and Napa last year. We chose to go with an operator from San Francisco as we didn’t have a hire car at that stage, and also we didn’t have to worry out our BAC. It doesn’t take much to push you over. Really lovely wines and beautiful scenery.

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