I’ve written before briefly about my love of wine. See Willamette Valley. So more in that theme.
I’ve been to some of the most famous wine regions in the world and none more so than the Napa Valley in Northern California. Well known for it’s Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardies (Chardonnay), it’s also got a few runs on the board for other varietals such as Pinot Noir and Zinfandel.
But really it’s a show-piece for Californian wine with some of the big blockbuster wineries located there with all the bells and whistles like wine tours, tastings, restaurants, art galleries and just about anything else you can think of. This is the Hollywood of wine and well worth spending time whether you love wine or just have a passing interest.
Wine tasting glasses at Beringer winery in the Napa Valley
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Despite the horrendous heat we have here at present, I’m fed up with drinking Chardonnays, Sauv Blancs, and any other white wine. I long for a pinot and hopefully in the next day or so I’ll be able to crack one open. Being a wine ‘enthusiast’ a visit to one of the holy grails of pinot, the Williamette Valley is a must do. Especially as we here don’t get to see many of Oregon’s finest. I wasn’t disappointed. 1/200 @ f13 50mm ISO100
Happy New Year!