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Wining Through Napa Valley

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Travis

Thanks to MKTG INC, the love of my life and I got to experience something we’ve only dreamed about: a weekend in Napa Valley! California got its yearly dose of rain the weekend we decided to go, however, it gave the valley a sort of mystique that my fiancé described as “something out of a fairy tale.” Despite the conditions, we wined and dined our way through one of the best wine regions in the world.

On Saturday we journeyed up near St. Helena to Sterling early in the morning. The winery was absolutely breathtaking and because of the rain we practically had the place to ourselves. The scenery was beautiful and the wines even better. On our way to Provenance for the afternoon’s tour, we stopped in Yountville to sample some of Michael Chiarello’s Napa-style cuisine. It was a great lunch and gave us the fuel to taste some spectacular offerings from Provenance and Hewitt. The night was capped off at Morimoto’s restaurant in Napa, where the food and drink live up to his Iron Chef status.

Although we found ourselves in B.V.’s tasting room bright and early on Sunday, no time is too early to start pouring the Clones and Georges De Latour! After they wined us, it was time to dine us at what was to become the best meal of the trip, Thomas Keller’s Bouchon! The wine, food and pastries were exquisite and left us in a state of food/drink euphoria. As we were driving out of the valley back to reality, we vowed to return again as soon as possible.

Thanks again to MKTG INC — it was a great way to celebrate our recent engagement and was an experience we will never forget!

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Written by Travis Tucker
Travis Tucker

March 23rd, 2014 at 4:00 pm