Bike trip…gotta get some exercise in, Day 3 Napa

We have all resigned ourselves to the fact that we are consuming wine and food at an astonishing rate.  I was calling it the 6000 calorie a day trip.  All well worth it of course until you get home and you can't zip your pants but sometimes you just have to suck it up (no pun intended).

Organicfreetrade calistoga
Our first stop was a drive into Callistoga.  A totally cute town that is definitely a little more mellow than the other towns like Yountville and St. Helena.  We stopped in the Organic & Fair Trade coffee shop for a little boost.  I particularly loved the screen door to enter the shop.

Chateaumon
We drove through the neighborhoods, off the main roads to get to Chateau Montelena.  The last time Fred and I were at this vineyard was 20 years ago pretty much to the month. The entire area was so different then.  Less built up and more organic in feel.  We have been back to the Napa area about 4 times over the past 20 years so it is fun and interesting to watch the changes take place. 

Bikes
Our first time to Chateau Montelena was when I was pregnant with Jessica.  Such a beautiful place.  One of the oldest winerys in the area. 

Wines
Love this picture of all the different sizes of wine bottles. Can't say I have ever had an imperial.

Vinena
We jumped on our bikes and drove to Vincent Arroyo.  A really beautiful simple setting with rocking chairs made out of old wine barrels outside.

Vincentarroyo
Here is Vince giving us the lowdown on the wines.  Yes, a few cases were purchased.  He made the best cabernet balsamic vinegar too.

Lunch
We probably did a 10 mile drive, not bad.  Home for lunch.  Just pulled whatever we had in the refrigerator.  Some goodies from the farmers market the day before and some leftovers.

A little rest and relaxation before dinner. 

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