So last Friday, August 4th, I went to the Napa Valley for the first time. Napa, in case you didn’t know, is know for its incredible wine vineyards. I went to three different wineries: Mumm, Copia (though it’s not really winery; it’s described as a discovery center), and Ceja. It was a work related event with the ESL Program at Berkeley. I’m finally old enough to go (despite what my outer appearance would suggest), though I never particularly cared for wine too much (or anything grape-flavored that wasn’t actually a grape). I must say it felt like one of the more “grown-up” things I’ve done. Nevertheless I had a lot of fun on this trip.
Mumm is a neat place, because it is one of the few wine tours that actually shows you how they make wine (at least that’s what the tour guide said).
I didn’t take too many pictures of the processed stuff as it mostly behind glass and I hate taking pictures of things behind glass.
Next stop was Copia, an education center for food, wine, and other things. They have a very nice garden and a view of the Napa River, but we didn’t spend too much time there.
Last but not least Ceja, a family owned business. Apparently the founders started out as migrant workers who eventually worked hard enough to own their own vineyard. They did a great job with the samples.
So yes that was an eventful day.
All my Napa pictures are at http://www.flickr.com/photos/fine_al/tags/napa/