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frog’s leap winery
December 29, 2009, 1:55 pm
Filed under: nice day

BW’s parents were in town for the holidays, and on Monday we all headed out to Napa to take a tour of the Frog’s Leap winery.

It was my first time at a winery, and I was sort of awed by the barrels and fermentation vats. I’m sure it didn’t hurt that we started on our first glass of wine at 10:30 a.m.

This company is really great – they make their wines organically, sustainably, and irrigation-free, their employees are actual employees with fair wages and retirement plans, and their property, however small, has a sizable garden and very happy looking chickens!

A nice touch of the rustic. Good place to have a picnic, on a clearer day.

Throughout the valley the vines, rows upon rows of vines, are couched in the brilliant yellow and green of wild mustard plants. It’s quite a sight. The colors are so vibrant, and even the winter branches take on a vividness against the bright grey sky.

The icing on the cake? The migration of the starlings, which happens once a winter, happened on Monday. Our soundtrack was the constant twitter of hundreds of birds and our sky was filled with little black specks zooming around in packs, floating apart only to collide together again a moment later. Lovely.

More pictures here.


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I wish I knew you were going to be in Napa, I would have found a way to visit you! I miss you.

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