Alpha Omega

While Sara was staying with us this weekend (over on a work trip) we took her to Napa Valley as she’d never been there. With information we’d learned on the previous trip about picnics being widely accepted The Mister investigated wineries that looked like they had good picnic spots before we left with a plan. We visited our new friend the Yountville Coffee Caboose for morning tea … much quieter this time as they weren’t having a parade!

Yountville Coffee Caboose

Once we got into Napa Valley we headed straight for Deane & Deluca, the only one outside of New York, and got deli made sandwiches before heading to the first of the wineries that The Mister had picked and the one likely to have the best picnic spot. Jackpot! It was just perfect. Alpha Omega. The woman who greeted us noted our picnic and told us the best place to eat it and offered us a wine tasting outdoors. It was lovely – sitting under trees overlooking a pool and manicured gardens being served and entertained by a retired jet pilot, Bob, who had a very dry sense of humor and with a bit of sparring could be convinced to let us taste the good stuff not on the tasting menu! The chardonnay was fantastic – thick and buttery and Sara and The Mister raved over the reds they tried … desperately trying not to get hooked when they realized Bob was letting them sample from the $80 bottle!

Alpha Omega winery

On the last tasting he poured them full glasses … something to take down into the garden to enjoy with our lunch. We sat there for ages and didn’t go to another winery. Just lovely. And quiet as I think it’s nearing the end of the busy winery tour season.

Alpha Omega winery


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