Monday, November 29, 2010

Robert Mondavi Winery


I can't believe it's been 2 months since Ryan and I got back from San Francisco and Wine Country, and this is my first post about our trip... With the exception of my "Airport Art" post which doesn't really count as part of our trip. We spent 4 days in San Francisco and 3 days in Wine Country and I have so much to share...

What inspired this post was opening our bottle of Robert Mondavi 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon that we picked up in Napa at the Robert Mondavi Winery. We are re-living the beautiful moments of our honeymoon sip by sip.

The Robert Mondavi Winery was our first stop when we arrived in Wine Country. Since this was our first winery visit we decided to sign up for the $25.00 per person Signature Tour & Tasting... It was well worth it and let me tell you show you how amazing it was...


 Saint Francis, Bonze and Glass Mosaic by Beniamino Bufano, 1929
"This large bronze sculpture of St. Francis, greets visitors as they arrive to the winery. There are several sculptures of St. Francis at the winery, as the Franciscan missionaries were the first to bring wine grapes to California." via




 Welcoming Muse, sculpture in bronze by Henry Wadell
acquired by Robert Mondavi Winery in 1982






Fermentation Room

Barrel Aging

In the distance, another sculpture of St. Francis by Beniamino Bufano 
from the 1950's watches over the barrels.

Bottling

The Making of Corks


In the Tasting Room




I'm so glad we decided to take a guided tour of the vineyard. It was an absolutely beautiful property and we learned so many neat things about growing grapes, grape varietals and wine making. At the end of the educational tour we were offered a delicious wine tasting.

Our visit to the Robert Mondavi Winery was amazing! Wine making has to be one of the most interesting and delicious occupations.

Do you enjoy wine? Does grape growing and wine making interest you or do you simply love the results?


5 comments:

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Great photos- looks like you guys had a fun trip!

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

Looks like an amazing time Jen! Why yes - I do enjoy the wine!! Results only...

XO
Lenore

Krystal said...

how fun! i would love to visit that winery!

Jude said...

Wow, time flies! (you were having fun :)). I love these photos - thanks for the touch of California sun!

Kelly said...

These are beautiful!

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