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).
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.
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.
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.
A little rest and relaxation before dinner.