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My California Gold – Napa Valley

4 Aug

Since wineries started charging for wine tasting, I very seldom visit the Napa Valley. When I have out of town guests, I take them to wineries that offer free wine tasting and most of them are in Sonoma.

Luckily, I have a friend who is a member of two private wineries and he can have three friends whom he can invite to join him for an annual harvest festival or for a random free wine tasting. We ate and were wined. This year, I was the designated driver, so, no alcohol for me. I purely enjoyed the company of my friends, who were tipsy (wink). If you are not a member or not a member guest, the cost to come to this event is $75 per winery = $150 per person for the two wineries we went to.



In particular, I loved sitting under 100+ year old oak trees, the sound of water fountain, listening to jazz music and the sound of laughter. The service at the places we went to were superb. Although, I wasn’t drinking wine, they had plenty of water and lemonade. There was an abundance of mouthwatering cheese and hors d’oeuvres. People were friendly. I got to take home a nice empty bottle of dolce wine-with gold plate lettering and a nice wooden box that I can use. Here are some pictures at this annual event.










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