California Wine Country
Back in August, my cousin Jenn, Matt, and I headed to Northern California to visit family and friends. Here are some of the culinary and photographic highlights of our trip:
Refuge – Belgian beer and pastrami in San Carlos.
Schramsberg – a sparkling winery in Calistoga.
Chateau Montelena – famous for putting California chardonnay on the map, also in Calistoga.
Lava Vine – a laid back, boutique winery, again in Calistoga.
SolBar – at the Solage Resort, Calistoga.
Waterbar – a seafood restaurant in San Francisco.
Crepevine – wonderful breakfast and lunch crepes in Palo Alto.
Russian River Brewing Company – a microbrewery in Santa Rosa, their brews are worshiped by beer heads.
Bear Republic– another great microbrewery in Healdsburg.
Oakville Grocery – gourmet foods and sandwiches, with locations throughout Napa Valley.
Thanks to our hosts Karen and Jim Baka, and Maureen and Mike Livingston for their hospitality.