More recapping of my summer! Back at the end of June I went on a really cool business trip out to Napa, California. Now for me Napa is not exactly a place a would normally go, I am not really into wine at all, but a company we work with over at ThinkComputers was having an event so I decided to go out. Since this was a tech event I got to hang out with my friend Michael, who was there representing MegaTechNews. Napa is of course known for wine, it is about an hour north of San Francisco.
The area is absolutely beautiful, being made up of mostly vineyards and wineries. It is pretty crazy that it is only about an hour away from San Francisco, which is one of the largest cities in the United States. There are quite a lot of mom and pop shops and farmers markets in the area too. Our host set up a tasting event at Artesa Winery. The Winery itself is built into the side of a hill and their grounds give you a really cool view of the surrounding area.
At Artesa Winery we did a wine tasting and were given a full tour of the facility. Unfortunately it was not the season where they actually are making the wine, but we still were able to see where it is made, where it is stored, and we learned about the history of wine and the winery itself.
After the tour they served us a 3-course dinner which included an organic salad with pippin apple, braised short ribs with sauteed root vegetables, and a warm apple crisp with vanilla bean ice cream. Each course was paired with wine. Everything was really good, and a great way to end the trip!
My quick trip to Napa was a lot of fun and if you haven’t been to the area you really should check it out, it is beautiful!