Friday, August 7, 2009

Fun in Napa Summer 2009 Highlights

Rodney's Pool with the warming fire behind

Suzanne, Melissa, Mom, and Ashley

Shelby Mustang

Shelby Mustang

 Ashley, Chef Michael Chiarello, & Suzanne at Bottegga

Need to dance to this song

Roses And The Vine
Legend has it that wine makers grew roses around the vineyard to protect the grapes. Roses were planted in between the vines to attract insects with their colors and sweet smell. The roses would be the line of defense being attacked by bugs and work as a signal to the winemaker in helping protect the vines. With everything we know today this is no longer necessary, but some wine makers like to have that beautiful old look of roses with their vines. I like that story.

 Far Niente

 Grapes at Bell

The Gang with Antony Bell at his winery

Nickle and Nickle Gardens

Having fun at Auberge De Soleil

 McClellan Priest B&B


Nickle and Nickle Gardens

Group Dinner at Rodney's

Beautiful Spread prepared by Susan

Dessert at Rodney's
Strawberry Shortcake with Jim's
hand whipped cream - yum!

Ellie and Henry
(love this photo)

Suzanne and Jim by Rodney's pool

Dolce - liquid gold

 leaving CIA

I think I'm a bird at Goosecross Winery

Jules and Suzanne at Hagafen Cellars

Far Niente Window

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