Happy Hump Day!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week! I don't know about you guys, but I feel like mine has just flown by!
Last weekend Z and I went on our mini-moon. I define a mini-moon as something you do when you can't go on a real honeymoon, but you want to celebrate the start of your marriage, So for us that meant driving an hour north to Napa Valley for a two days.
While we were there we checked out two wineries: Cakebread and Gabrielle Collections (my favorite, but I'll save that post for tomorrow). So first, let's discuss Cakebread. Cakebread Winery was started in 1973 by Mr. Jack Cakebread himself and 30 years later, it is still a family owned and operated business that has now grown into a internationally known winery. Pretty impressive if you ask me.
After reading up on the family, Z and I went on their wine tasting tour. This 45 minute tour took us through the facility, let us taste about five different types of their wines, and our tour guide even handed us recipes that would compliment each of their wines. Yum!
Going through the tasting tour, Z and I were really impressed with what this man and his family has accomplished in just a short 30 years. I mean they have a state-of-the-art facility, fantastic wines, a culinary program that grows all their vegetables on site, and a staff of over 70. It's pretty incredible to think where hard work will get you and legacy you are leaving behind you.
Now without further adieu, here are some pictures of the winery and our tasting tour.
The ceiling was made of corks! I couldn't imagine doing this project.
The gardens where the culinary program picks their food. One day I'll be cool enough to grow a garden like this..one day. :)
Have you guys ever been to Napa or done a wine tasting?! Where have you gone?