A lot of people go to Napa for the wine. Some come to shop or to visit the spas and places of healing. Many come for the outstanding world class food. I second all of those reasons. But this trip I came for the fresh air. I came for the antique stores and the art. (More of that later) Mostly I came to get some fresh air.
A life-size corkscrew must bring a smile to your face. And who doesn’t love a good tree lined drive? What about a converted gas station wine tasting room?
I also wanted to see the burn area from the recent and devastating fires. If you look close in a few of the photos you will see a lovely and charming country winery scene. But if you look close the hill behind the winery is the fire line and miles and miles behind it burned along with much of what was in its path. Many moons ago I presented my dissertation at the Mayacamas Ranch which sadly was lost in the fire. They vow to rebuild and I wish them luck because their place was spectacular. Its been a little while since the fire so green is growing but all of the trees are dead and much devastation still exists. And a lot of building…