My MIL's Birthday is just a few days after Christmas and a couple years ago as a combined Christmas & Birthday present we took her to Napa. We had a lot of fun... and decided to do it again this year!
TL, his two brothers, his mom, brother's girlfriend Sam and I all made the trek to Napa. We stayed at the Westin Napa, which was actually priced pretty decently and a wonderful hotel. It was in a good location, about 20 minutes from a bulk of the wineries (I was the designated driver) and within walking distance to the restaurants in downtown Napa (& Oxbow Market, which is adorable!)
Napa is gorgeous, and every time we visit, I am reminded of how lucky we are to live less than an hour away from there. My cousin, Lauren, works in Napa at Duckhorn Winery, and it was a lot of fun to visit her. She also came back to our hotel and came to dinner with us after she was off :)
Dinner at Auberge Du Soleil - expensive, but delicious and the views are incredible! TL and I ate here after he proposed and this was our first time back.
Just engaged last time we were at Auberge... and now, 4.5 years later about to pop with our baby girl!
Enjoying our tasting at Duckhorn Winery with our wine educator (and cousin) Lauren.
Duckhorn is a beautiful winery... if you go, sit on their patio!
Lauren and me - love this girl!
Frog's Leap Winery
Another beautiful place to taste
Inside Frog's Leap...
Tasting on the patio at Frog's Leap
The winery dog, Abby, at Frog's Leap. She was so cute!
Plump Jack Winery
It was nice that we all fit into one car. I didn't mind being the DD to these cuties.
Oxbow Market... which is ADORABLE. It's right next to Gott's and Model Bakery in Napa.
This place is a must visit if you stay near downtown Napa.
Gott's has great breakfast, and Model Bakery has the best English Muffins.
It was a great trip to Napa and hopefully this is something we can do on a yearly basis with his family. It was also a reminder that TL and I can and need to make day trips there... it's gorgeous!