The celebratory weekend continued with spending Saturday in wine country. Andy and I stopped by one of our favorite local bakeries, La Farine, for some breakfast pastries to take on the drive up to St. Helena.
My parents and I have already done a tour at CIA Greystone, but we opted for another tour so that the rest of my family could see the school and learn about the history.
The tour took us right up to lunch time, so we moseyed over to V Sattui Winery. V Sattui is a fantastic winery, complete with a tasting room, self guided tours, and expansive picnic areas.
V Sattui happened to be hosting a BBQ that day, so we all got some good food and bottles of wine to share. We shared jalapeño kebabs and I had the mozzarella bar.
My brother Ben, my dad, and my uncle Ben.
After V Sattui, we went to Peju Province Winery in Rutherford. Peju has beautiful architecture, pristine grounds, and a distinctive tree lined drive.
Unlike other tasting rooms, at Peju you are greeted by a wine steward who takes small groups back to the tasting bar. Our wine steward, Kerry, introduced himself and asked everyone’s name before explaining the history of Peju. Kerry went into great detail about each wine before we tasted, which I greatly appreciated. I am a neophyte when it comes to wines, so his annotations were especially helpful. We tasted their cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, syrah, Fifty/Fifty, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and provence, and took home bottles of sauvignon blanc and provence.
My very pregnant sister at Peju.