– What did the grape say when it got crushed?
Nothing, it just let out a little wine.
Okay! Next stop of the day is famous Stag’s Leap. This winery may sound familiar- They sell some of their wines in common grocery stores and even in Sam’s Club!
The views driving in were beautiful and sprawling. It was so quiet and picturesque.
The tasting room is bright and spacious. It has one large bar with multiple sommeliers to accompany your for your testing.
The wine bar faces a gorgeous view of the mountains and vineyards.
We tried all cabs in our tasting, but we were a bit disappointed! They were great compared to most $5- $8 wines we are used to drinking, don’t get me wrong- but we had thought Stag’s Leap was going to be just the best of the best. The cab we had at Darioush was on another level from these cabs. “Artemis” may have been our favorite surprisingly- it is actually the cheapest of the ones we tried, and luckily it’s sold in Sam’s if you have access to one 😉
The Hills are Aliiiiive with the Sound of Musiiiic. Jus’ channeling my inner Julie Andrews.
And what would be a trip to wine country without stopping at Rombauer? Our forever favorite <3 You may remember we went here back in March, but unfortunately Pete fell sick the night before and wasn’t able to make it. (who am I saying “fell sick”, who says that?). Anyway- We had to make sure he visited this time around!
We just love everything about Rombauer- the wine (their Zin and Chardonnay is the greatest around- and I don’t even like either kind usually), the views, the landscape, the ability to picnic!!
Before our tasting we had a little bit of time so we had a little picnic we packed with vegan & regular cheese, crackers, sun-dried tomatoes, dried fruit, olives, hummus, and chocolate.
Time for the tasting!
After enjoying the best zinfandel of all time and the crispest chardonnay, we relaxed on their patio.
You don’t even have to do a tasting if you visit- you can just enjoy a nice glass outside if you’d like!
I just love Rombauer. It’s always the first winery I recommend to anyone visiting Wine Country. Next post I will recap our last winery and the rest of labor day weekend 🙂
Questions for you!
- Anything big planned for the week?
- Favorite wine of all time? I love a good rec’!