Napa Valley Part 2 – Kuleto and Chappellet

We are lucky enough to have some friends in the area who planned a great day of wine tasting for us.  We also got very lucky with the weather throughout our entire trip. 

Kuleto Estate

She said…I wasn’t sure what awaited us after the long, treacherous drive up the narrow and twisty mountain road, but the view when we reached the top was breathtaking!  By far the most beautiful of all the wineries we visited.  You need an appointment for a tour and tasting here, but the view alone is worth the trip.  I enjoyed the wines as well.  I generally enjoy red wine over white, but we found a little of both that we liked enough to purchase and ship home.

He said…The views from the winery were some of the most beautiful views that I’ve ever seen.  Our guide gave us a history of the winery and one of the interesting tidbits were the columns that the owner had discovered from the ruins of an old church in Mexico that he brought up and repurposed as shown above.  Along with the views and wines, this was my favorite part of the trip.

Chappallet Winery

She said…We were on a tight schedule to get to all four of the tastings that our friends had booked for that day, so we didn’t have as much time as we would’ve liked at Chappallet.  I enjoyed the wines, and liked the fact that because it was harvest, we were able to see some of the action.

He said…We tasted mostly whites at this winery and they were all very good.  I would have liked to have spent more time here as our guide was great and I would have liked to sample more of their wines.  As you can see above, we were able to see some of the production behind the wines, which was interesting.

This concluded the morning of our tasting day.  We’ll be posting soon about the afternoon (where things started to get a little fuzzy)!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s