Shafer Vineyards

The last vineyard we visited during our trip to Napa was Shafer Vineyards, a winery we’ve been looking forward to visiting for quite some time. The winery isn’t open during the weekends, so you have to be lucky enough to be visiting Napa during the week AND Shafer has to be available for appointments. We [...]

Opus One Winery

After Far Niente, we drove to Opus One, a nearby winery where the building looks like it’s straight out of Xenu. The futuristic winery is very popular with Asians (seriously, the last time we were there, it was all Asians and there weren’t any Caucasians there except the employees). My dad even knew about the [...]

Far Niente

On our first day in Napa, we made a reservation for a wine tour at Far Niente: The drive to Far Niente was very beautiful – the property borders the some of the vineyards that the Robert Mondavi Vineyards owns. Far Niente spans 13.5 acres, which includes their gardens: Me and Ken in the outdoor [...]

Farmhouse Inn

While we were in Sonoma for John and Erin’s wedding, Ken’s client and his wife were also in Sonoma enjoying a long weekend. Owen and Jessica met up with us at Farmhouse Inn for dinner on Saturday night in the Russian Valley (we were both staying in the Sonoma-area). I made the reservation while we [...]

Viansa Winery

After Repris, we headed back to the house (a very quick drive along some back roads) and relaxed for a bit before the wedding. We got ready and took some photos – it felt like we were getting ready for the prom because we were taking photos in the backyard of the house, just like [...]


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