Views of Napa Valley

Thursday, July 13, 2017

A trip to Northern California is incomplete without a stop in the infamous Napa Valley. Though our long weekend in San Francisco was brief, we made sure to schedule in a day trip to wine country with Tower Tours. Aside from the obviously amazing wine, this area is worth the visit for its sheer beauty. With sweeping vineyard views and not a high-rise in sight, the Napa Valley is the perfect destination for a serene getaway. On this tour we visited three lovely wineries, all of which I'm sharing below (as promised in my last post).

Madonna Estate

Our first stop was to Madonna Estate, a small winery run through several generations by the Bartolucci family. We were initially taken into the cellar to learn tasting etiquette before heading out to the vineyards to enjoy some glasses. To no surprise, the rosé was my favorite.

Sutter Home Winery

Sutter Home is no stranger to grocery and liquor stores around the country, so it was a nice stop on this tour to experience the wine behind-the-scenes. The winery is situated along with a lovely garden for a pleasant tasting experience. Shortly after this tour we stopped by Sonoma Plaza for lunch -- I highly recommend  spending more time in this area if you have time, as there is a variety of unique shops and restaurants.

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards

This was by far my favorite visit on the tour, largely for the classically stunning vineyard views. As a vineyard focusing on champagnes, Gloria Ferrer offers a wonderful experience between refreshing tastings and a gorgeous setting. If I do return to Napa Valley (and I'm sure I will), I will absolutely be visiting more vineyards like this one.


  1. You're totally making me lust for a Napa trip!! Napa is the bessttt. I've actually never been to any of these wineries while there, so I'll have to make a note!

    1. I am dying to go back already!! Which ones have you been to?

  2. We toyed with the idea of going to a winery when we were in SF, looks like we definitely should have!

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  3. Oh my!! I loved the photography and that dress is soooo cute !

    xo | Cindy Elena

  4. Cheers! I'm sure these wines were incredible. From your photos, this trip looks so much fun.

  5. So jealous, I've wanted to go to a vineyard in Napa since I saw the Parent Trap. That bag is so darling, wicker bags are becoming such a thing and I love it!

    Chanel | Je M'appelle Chanel

    1. Haha yes, I totally had some Parent Trap nostalgia here! I would highly recommend a trip. :)

  6. Dang I love how you keep all your travel posts so concise but helpful... HAAHHA I'd be writing for days

  7. This looks like a fantastic trip and those views are amazing! I would love to go there, I've never been anywhere in the USA except Vegas.

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    1. I highly recommend a trip here if you're ever back in the US! Paired with a visit to SF, of course. :)

  8. Great photography.

  9. Such beautiful photos

  10. Loving all the pictures, they are lovely.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

  11. Looks lovely place to visit and your pictures look gorgeous x

    Pink Frenzy

  12. Wow, these views are amazing! I really want to visit Napa Valley someday!

  13. Wow, looks great! Trust you had a great time.

    Funmi x

  14. I used to live around vineyard maybe that's why it's one of my favorite natural landscape now.
    Love your pictures !


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