On The QT

Day 25 – Napa Valley

Blogger: Stephanie Lynch

Today we woke to a beautiful breakfast by the man who owns the house we are staying in(he is a local chef). He came to cook us breakfast which was such a treat and by far the nicest breakfast I have tasted in the USA. It set us up for the full day. We went to say goodbye to our friends and started on our road trip to Napa Valley.

We were staying with friends at Santa Rosa so they joined us in ‘Mongollan BBQ’ for some lunch. It is like a stir fry place where you put all your veg and meat in a bowl with the sauce and they cook it right then and there in front of you. It was delicious and something fun and different also.

Next stop… Napa Valley. For years Napa Valley was on my bucket list so I was very excited to get to see and experience it. We firstly went downtown Napa to explore and gather a little information about the area, trails and wines.

We decided to take the road less traveled ‘ (parallel to Highway 29) called ‘The Silverado Trail’. Amazing scenic travels and great wineries along the way. We took a slow drive down the Napa countryside and stopped off in a few wineries along the way. We stopped and spent some time in Mumm’s winery which was such a treat, along with some smaller wineries which we discovered along the way.  My favourite part of all was being about the walk through the fields to explore the vines and grapes. Such a great experience.

Next stop was Calistaga which is a small town just off the Silverado Trail. A town with restaurants, ice-cream and much more. We even loved the old train carriages filled with shops and gems.

We continued onto Santa Rosa to stay with our dear friends for the night. We ate and chatted in a lovely Italian restaurant called ‘Trattoria Cattaneo’ which was just delicious. The perfect end to a perfect day.

Good food, good friends and good wine… what more could you want?

Over and Out for now From Napa Valley,


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