It was all a dream

All I can say about Sonoma and Napa is that they were straight out of a dream. I knew that whenever we made it out to San Francisco, that a tour to wine country was an absolute must. It's about an hour outside the city, and there are so many great tours to choose from.

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The tour started with a mimosa toast while driving over the Golden Gate bridge, and then we stopped to get out and take pictures. The bridge is absolutely amazing to see in person, and in the words of Regina George is like really pretty! 




Then it was onward to our first stop which was at Cline Cellars in Sonoma. The tasting was held outdoors, and was the only free tasting of the tour which was a huge plus. We sampled several wines, toured the grounds, and of course took fun pictures in the vineyards. 





Our second stop was also in Sonoma, at Nicholson Ranch Winery with another beautiful outdoor tasting and tour of the vineyards. The views were spectacular, and pictures just don't do this place justice especially since it was super sunny and a lot of the pics are washed out.






Our third stop was in Napa at Kieu Hoang Winery where we enjoyed our tasting as well as lunch on their beautiful deck off the tasting room. A picnic lunch with local wine while overlooking the vineyards in Napa Valley - priceless! 




Last, but certainly not least was another stop in Napa at Mario Andretti's vineyard - Andretti Winery. Another beautiful setting for a tasting which was outside under a tree canopy overlooking the vineyard and rolling hills. 








On our way back to the city, we drove over the Bay Bridge which was another dream come true! This is the bridge that lights up at night, and is truly a site to see. We grabbed a drink at a bar downtown with another couple from the winery tour before riding a cable car back down to our hotel to get ready for dinner. Worth every bit of the $7 to ride the cable car, and riding outside is a must! 





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1st night in San Francisco and travel style recap here.
Day 2 in San Francisco touring Alcatraz, the Painted Ladies, and the Top of the Mark recap here

The next and final recap of the trip will be our tour of Muir Woods to see the redwood trees and the picturesque coastal town of Sausalito.

48 comments:

  1. What a great day you guys had! the weather looked like it was absolute perfection and I love the wineries you guys went to!! It's amazing how many there are to choose from!! It was definitely a perfect day!! I honestly feel like we could go back 3 more times and I wouldn't be tired of it!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. WOW!!! It does look like absolute heaven, one of those things where you picture the place in your mind and then you get there and it's even better, that's what I think Napa Wine Country would be and you've proven it true!! So beautiful, so fun!! Happy Weekend!

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  3. What an amazing trip! It is so beautiful up there! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. You're right- this sure does look like a dream! Napa & Sonoma is on my must-travel list and I can't wait to go!!

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  5. I am dying over these pics! This is such a dream of mine but we both hate flying. Going to have to get over that soon! So glad you had a good time!

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  6. What an amazing trip! Your photos are beautiful! I hope I get to travel there one day!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  7. We are talking about going to Napa in October and this post just reminded me why! It looks absolutely GORGEOUS there! Such a fun trip!!

    Rosy Outlook

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  8. Napa is for sure on my places to visit! Looks like you had an amazing time!

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  9. Your pictures are totally dream worthy, so pretty!

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  10. SO fun!! This is the perfect way to spend a day and I love that you made friends!

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  11. It does look like a dream! You had me at mimos toast on the Golden Gate Bridge It's definitely on my bucket list of places to visit. I'm so glad you had such a great time. Those tours look like so much fun! Beautifully Candid

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  12. Literally the perfect day!! Wine Country looks absolutely beautiful!

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  13. What beautiful pictures!! Looks like Wine Country was amazing!!

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  14. What a fabulous trip, and it looks like you had such a great time. Your floral dress is perfection.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  15. How fun does this tour look!? Amazing photos! I loved that side photo of the GG Bridge, I have been over it a million times and have never looked at it from that perspective.

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  16. Napa is seriously the best. It looks like you had a great trip! It's probably our favorite trip, but there is so much to do, it's not the most relaxing vacation! Happy Friday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  17. Fabulous day! I don't love wine, but I think I'd do a tour just for the scenery out there.

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  18. Wow, these views are just stunning!

    walkinginmemphisinhighheels.com

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  19. What an amazing trip! One of these days I WILL get out there!

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  20. You are making me want to visit there again so badly. Plus I need to get back on a wine list!!!

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  21. I love all your beautiful outfits on this trip! Another great day!

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  22. Oh man, I would love to do this some day!!! Your pictures are amazing and every single places looks and sounds so gorgeous and fun. Looks like you guys had a great time!

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  23. You trip to Cali looked so amazing! Napa is definitely on my bucket list, I mean... how can I not go to wine country!?

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  24. Such a fun trip- and isn't Napa gorgeous?! Wine country all the way!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  25. What a fun tour and so great you got to fit both Sonoma and Napa in one day. The weather looks perfect for some winery touring and you got lucky catching the GG bridge on a clear day because it's usually quite foggy. I'm dying to do a girls trip to wine country and this tour sounds like the perfect way to get all the sights and scenes in without having to drive yourself around.

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  26. How cool! This looks amazing! The wine tour sounds perfect.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  27. Okay well this just motivated me! I live so close to Napa/Sononma and I have never been. San Fran either! I need to go to both! I am hoping to find some girl friends that would want to go - it's not as fun on your own! Glad you had a fun time!! xoxo -Bri
    Bri | Lifestyle + Travel

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  28. It seriously looks perfect there! You had such beautiful weather, and all the wineries/grounds look gorgeous.

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  29. Sonoma and Napa Valley both look stunning. I need to visit a winery soon - you just inspired me to!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  30. OHHHH this looks like so much fun girl!!! Can't wait to head that way someday!!

    Laura
    Black Coffee Beautiful

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  31. This looks like a great wine tour!! What a fun day!! I'm loving your dress... you wear strapless so well, Kate!!

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  32. LOVE Wine Country! Nothing like a day spent in Napa! We love your style! Come share your next outfit on To Wear With or find style inspo for your next outfit post!

    Whitney, To Wear With
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  33. This makes me wish I was back in Napa and Sonoma!! Seriously one of my all time favorite places!

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  34. Love Napa! Such beautiful photos!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  35. Yep, Sonoma has definitely been added to my bucket list!

    xo, Katie
    Willow and White

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  36. Sounds like you had a great day. Loved the pics from the wineries, and you look gorgeous in this dress.

    Nina's Style Blog

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  37. Great photos!! My husband and I spent a couple days there for a mini honeymoon and it was gorgeous! I would love to go back.

    Jamie
    Treats and Trends

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  38. This would have been such an epic adventure. Always wanted to do something similar

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  39. Amazing pictures and post!! I would like to be there!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: GENEVA TRAVEL DIARY, TIPS AND OUTFITS

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  40. What a beautiful place! And it seems like you had a ton of fun! =)

    Angelie // Pepper Lunch - SM Mall of Asia

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  41. That looks beautiful! and it looks like you had perfect weather too!
    Lisa @ Showered With Design

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  42. This looks like the most fun tour ever! You got such amazing shots of/with the bridge, and the vineyards all look so gorgeous!

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  43. these photos are SO amazing!! i really want to go to cali sometime soon! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  44. You dress is so cute in that top pic! And I'd love to visit the vineyards one day =)

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  45. This sounds like the BEST day ever! So glad you got to go. I can't wait to go one day!

    Amanda Kids and Cabernet

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  46. Amazing photos - seems you had a great time))
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  47. The fact that I went there and did no wine drinking just means I need to follow your lead and have a do-over!!!!!

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