Napa Valley Wine Tasting

I was born and raised in the Bay Area and moved to Portland Oregon 8 years ago, right before I turned 21 and unfortunately never got the chance to go to Napa, until now! It is only an easy 2 hours or so from home and you are in a wonderland of wine, wine and more wine.

My bestie Amy, her adroable mini-me Alexis and I headed up to Napa on Monday (my birthday) for a little girls trips to the country. We got an amazing deal at the Marriott with great room, good location and an awesome restaurant. The grounds were gorgeous too!! With our deal we got tickets to go to 4 different wineries and we tasted about 5 wines at each place. Also included with our deal was more wine tasting at our hotel and an amazing breakfast with so much food to chose from.

We started our day at Acacia winery, then went to Provenance winery, stopped for lunch at the mouthwatering Rutherford grill (highly recommend it), after lunch went to the BV winery, then home for some more tastings, sat outside by the fire, had dinner in our hotel then had a pajama party!

She couldn't get enough of the pumpkins!! Every one we saw she had to touch!

The next morning we slept in, had breakfast then went off to Sterling Vineyards. This place was my favortie, mostly because of the view and the gorgeous grounds. You begin by taking a tram up the hill to where the winery actually is, once you reach the top your tastings begin.

In the tram heading up.

 As you walk yourself around the place, there are little tasting set up all over as well as little facts to learn about wine as you move along. My favorite part was when you get to the top you have a spectacular view of the valley and the weather couldn't have been nicer!! It was sunny and warm and the valley was full of vibrant fall colors. I didn't want to leave there.


My cutie! <3

I have to say my first time in Napa was a huge success!! We had a fanatic trip; amazing weather, great company and good wine. Hope to see you again soon Napa!


  1. Looks like you had a great time :) Your shirt on the first picture is super cute!


  2. How fun! I love the pictures of the trees!

  3. So fun! I have been through wine country, but never stopped to do actual tasting. It's on my list of things to do someday!

  4. Looks like such fun! I have always wanted to go to Sterling Vineyards... jealous! :) Glad it was a successful trip.

  5. What an amazing trip Nicole. That place is gorgeous and you got to experience a lot. I've never been, but these pics are truly amazing and one day I will have too. Thanks for sharing and glad you enjoyed yourself.

  6. hi nicole, thanks for droppin by my blog :) this place is so cool and I love it! the little girl is very cute. Ill follow you on bloglovin. feel free to follow back if you have chance.

  7. oh..not bloglovin it here in google connect.

  8. Looks like the 3 of you beauties had a wonderful time! Great pics & details about the trip! xo

  9. I have been to Sterling vineyard too! I love that area!!

    So nice to meet you too! I had a lot of fun and was inspired!