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Napa and Sonoma Wine County in Spring!


After reading from several resources about Napa and Sonoma being the most beautiful in the month of April, I so wanted to visit the wine country in the spring. With purple wisteria in bloom across the Sonoma streets and the lush green vineyards all across the valley, spring turned out to be just perfect time to visit the wine country with friends. The highlight of our trip was the super fresh food served in the farm to table style restaurants. Everything including salads, juices and soups were freshly made from the vegetables and fruits harvested from their own farms. My two recommendation of these kind of restaurants would be Farmstead and Harvest Table. The dishes served were very flavorful and very well blended together with impeccable service. All we did was eat, eat and eat!

My most awaited part of the trip was the Tuscan style castle and winery Castello Di Amorosa. The winery was built in the 13th century and is located on a hill surrounded by valleys covered with grape vines. The inside of the castle is beautiful and there are dark cave like entrances with wine tastings in every corner of the castle. We really enjoyed the different kinds of wine tasting. My personal favorites were the smooth sweet wines Sympatica and Moscato. The other winery that we really enjoyed was the Mumm Napa which had a beautiful patio serving wine with snacks overlooking the huge vineyards.

Both Sonoma and Napa downtown seemed to be laid back and relaxing with soft country side music that fabulously complimented the wine. We spend our evenings strolling by the outdoor bars and restaurants and would sit down to hear the music which was absolutely soothing for the mind. It helped us unwind from the day to day hustle and bustle of the city. The other restaurants that I really enjoyed was the rustic bistro “Girl and the Fig” as well as the Spanish eatery “Bravas Bar de Tapas”. Our hotel Double Tree By Hilton near the Sonoma valley also offered a free wine and cheese hour every evening accompanied with live piano music in the background. It was a great way to sit back and relax after a day of exploring the valley. I also enjoyed driving along the rolling meadows and hills covered with roses and grape vines and it was difficult to leave such a beautiful place, but our next destination Sausalito was waiting for us πŸ™‚

Author: nikirath

My blogs are all about my little life adventures that include gardening, cooking and traveling. I love being in nature which helps me to be in the moment.I hope to inspire you with my tales and also look forward to read and enjoy your stories too.

24 thoughts on “Napa and Sonoma Wine County in Spring!

  1. I was told when we went to Cal last Aril that Napa would be closed. Seems, we were misinformed.

    Glad to see you taking the trip you wanted, and enjoying the wines. I imagine the castle would be would be quite a sight!

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  2. Thanks so much mausi πŸ™‚ I love you, you are the best!


  3. Nice post! We live in Napa and I can assure Alok that we never “close.” Even in winter months the town is quite full with tourists. Your Napa and Sonoma itinerary was very well done – you visited all of our favorite restaurants. Check out our wine country blog for some ideas where to go your next visit:

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    • Thanks so much for your visit πŸ™‚ I will definitely check out your blog and love to read your suggestions. Although I wish I would have come across your blog before my visit.

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  4. We have had the pleasure of visiting these areas but I think each time has been in the fall. Spring looks wonderful. Lovely photos too. The red blouse is perfect for the scene.

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    • Thank you Sue. We purposely visited in spring to avoid the crowd in Fall. Fall being the harvest season is the busiest I hear although I would love to visit during that time too. Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

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  5. LOVE the Napa Valley – lived there for 5 years!

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  6. Hi,
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  8. There’s a whole bunch of wineries out there for exploring! Hope you come back and see some more; good post!

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