2005 Napa, California
Erik & I used to watch a show on TV called “Trading Spaces” and there was a designer that I was OBSESSED with! His name was Doug Wilson, and no matter what he did to me it was the perfect design. One of which I copied in our Master bedroom and to this date I really think my husband hates it!
Anyway, Doug designed a bedroom in a B&B in Napa and I seriously could not get there fast enough to sleep in this room. It was at the Old World Inn, the room was fabulous, though very small and the other people that stayed there were quite entertaining as well. We met one couple from Chicago that the guy was a Zin fanatic. Every single day he went in search of the perfect Zin at the wineries and I thought he was nuts! But, needless to say, this “White Wine” only girl ended up tasting a very nice Zin at Ledsen Winery and I was sold immediately.
We had purchased a used 500SL Mercedes a couple of months before the trip and we drove it all the way up the Coast from San Diego to Napa and back- top down, wind in our hair and never even thought about the fact that any wine we purchased would need to be packed in that small car along with our suitcases. It was quite funny because the first day we were “shopping on an empty stomach” and purchased a total of 2 cases of wine combined from several vineyards and then of course you have the 2 free tasting glasses that go with each tasting- it was not until we had to pack our suitcases back in the car that we realized our issue- but we are a team and we made it work and on the way out of town when we stopped at our last winery- we were smart enough to ship home!!
I was on a mission to get the perfect “grape” shot- so I made it home with over 500 images of grape after grape after grape- these are my favorites.