June 2, 2017

napa day 2















[ Dress: Willow & Clay | Sunglasses: AJ Morgan (similar) | Sandals: J.Crew (similar) | Bag: Forever 21 (similar) | Lips: Revlon 'Plumalicious' ]

Photos taken in Napa, CA

On our second day in Napa, we started at Chappellet with a very informative tour and tasting.  We sipped on cold and delicious white wines while getting a tour of their facilities and vineyards, and finished by tasting their red wines around a large dining table inside with our tour group.  The Chappellet facilities are gorgeous, rustic and remote (the GPS wouldn't even get us there!).

We had a bit of time before our next tasting, so we grabbed some sandwiches from a local deli and picnic-ed outside.  Our fabulous driver Doug joined us too!  Doug was one of our Uber drivers from the day before - we loved him so much that we asked if he would be our personal driver the next day.  I know it sounds fancy but it ended up being the same amount as all the Ubers from the day before, but it was more efficient having him there and waiting when you were done at each winery.  Plus he's a local and knew his way around and had some really great recommendations.

Our next tasting was at Stewart Cellars in Yountville.  This one was different than all the others in that it wasn't on a vineyard - it was a tasting room in the middle of a town.  The facilities were gorgeous and we had the place mostly to ourselves, so we picked our servers brain with a million questions about wine.  Afterwards we walked around the town a bit - oogled at the overflowing wall of roses outside the famous The French Laundry and grabbed gelato from a local Italian spot.  Yountville was a really cute town which I'd love to explore some more!

This flouncy wrap dress from Willow & Clay was perfect for the hot day.  It's a pretty soft pink with bright colorful flowers all over.  It ties around the waist but is loose and comfortable everywhere else.  I got so many compliments!  I am in the throes of a full-blown floral obsession and I'm ok with it.  I've linked a few more I'm loving below.

That night we had a delicious dinner at Mustards Grill.  We were so excited to see wines on the menu that we had tasted during our trip.  We ordered a red blend from Chappellet and enjoyed every last drop.  I swear we dreamt in wine that night!

xo, Annelise

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