This afternoon, Mr. CG and I needed to get away. So we hired a sitter and traveled just over the hills for an afternoon jaunt to the Carneros appellation for some sipping and savory cuisine. The Carneros region crosses over both Sonoma and Napa counties in the California wine country. It is a cooler climate, known for its Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs, and sparkling wines.
First stop, Domaine Carneros, a world renowned artisanal winery, famous for its sparkling wines.
Image via Domaine Carneros website
Located on the border of Napa county, the tasting room sits atop a knoll surrounded by vineyard and formal gardens, like a chateau transported right from Europe. My pictures do not do this place justice. Check out their site to see it’s true beauty. Sometimes I need to pinch myself in places like this. Read the rest of this entry »