We’re visiting family in Mississippi this week, but in the lull between Christmas and New Year’s Eve I didn’t want to forget my recent adventures with two of my uncles. Before we left last week, we spent a day with my Uncle Marty in Napa and two nights out with my Uncle Brad. I haven’t seen my Dad’s side of the family in a couple years, so it was great to catch up.
We had a great time touring wineries in Napa. The weather was chilly but the surroundings were absolutely beautiful. We stopped at Jamieson Winery first, which Sam and I had actually already visited (the picture on our Christmas card was actually taken there!). The difference this time was that we got to visit their tasting room upstairs and learn more about their process.
My favorite part was meeting one of their miniature horses who does equine therapy with autistic children… Winnie!
After a leisurely lunch we stopped by Heitz, which had great red wines and a beautiful view.
The last winery was Homewood, a small winery on one acre. This was probably my favorite winery of the day, because the people were so great and we got to talk with the owner for a while.
Our final stop was the Marin Headlands for a view of the Golden Gate bridge… it was a beautiful day! It was just a great way to ease into our last hectic week in the city before Christmas.
Luckily my uncles’ visits overlapped by a day, so we all went out to dinner together. They got a peek at our apartment and we enjoyed showing them one of our favorite Mediterranean restaurants a couple blocks away (Dunya).
The next night we chose Street for it’s cozy atmosphere and great food, plus it was close to my uncle’s hotel and within walking distance of our apartment.
I highly recommend Napa and both restaurants, but especially having fun uncles who can visit!