Rutherford wineries and Yountville

April 24, 2011

Hearty breakfast at Gillwoods café (multi-grain blueberry pancakes with a side of bacon for Jon and a breakfast sandwich – bagel, egg, cheese and bacon –for me).

It’s off to the Rutherford area to tour some wineries: William Harrison, purchased a bottle of their cabernet franc; Rutherford Ranch, purchased their port and zinfandel; and St. Supery (their moscato was served at the fundraiser for Laurie Blakeman at Rutherford House in February and is available at DeVines – it’s well worth the purchase).These wineries could be included in the Spa/wine tour we’re organizing for next February 17 to 20. Did I mention that these winery visits were work? We also stopped at Opus One, but didn`t go inside.

We arrive Yountville and head to Redd’s one of the three restaurants in the area that has received a Michelin star, and is known for its contemporary American cuisine. It must have been an off afternoon – service was slow and the two appetizers we tried, fish tacos and lettuce wraps with a Szechwan style chicken were so-so.

We decide to head to Napa and luckily find a camping spot at the Skyline Wilderness Park. It starts to rain and continues through the night.

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