The Signs of Wine Country

The view from the patio at Domaine Carneros
The view from the patio at Domaine Carneros

Signs of California wine country are everywhere as we drive in from San Francisco. Some are in the form of the rose bushes found in every vineyard . . . ,

Benziger Family Winery
Benziger Family Winery
The Boonfly Cafe in Napa
The Boonfly Cafe in Napa

. . . others such as fascinating little eateries like the Boonfly Cafe pop up, seemingly out of nowhere . . . ,

and other signs, the orderly vineyards and rolling vistas of gold spread with wild mustard flowers let you know you are here.

Benziger Family Winery
Benziger Family Winery
The vineyards at Chalk Hill
The vineyards at Chalk Hill

Other more obvious signs lead to Sonoma . . . . ,

The Signs of Wine Country

down the streets of Napa . . . ,

A storefront in Napa
A storefront in Napa
Downtown Napa
Downtown Napa
Napa philosophy! Kinda like it!
Napa philosophy! Kinda like it!

. . . and to kitchen gardens found at so many of the wonderful restaurants.

The kitchen garden at Mustard's Grill in Napa
The kitchen garden at Mustard’s Grill in Napa
The kitchen garden at the Carneros Inn
The kitchen garden at the Carneros Inn
The entrance to Benziger Family Winery
The entrance to Benziger Family Winery

Signs lead the way to our favorite wineries . . .

An intriguing door at Rombauer Vinyards
An intriguing door at Rombauer Vinyards
A breathtaking vista at Rombauer Vineyards
A breathtaking vista at Rombauer Vineyards

And though you may occasionally be tempted to wander from the beaten path to investigate where that intriguing little road lined with rose bushes might take you . . . ,

A path beckons . . .
A path beckons . . .

. . . don’t stray too far. Find your way back and follow the signs that unmistakably mark the trail to the tasting rooms because, after all, you certainly don’t want to forget the reason for your visit to California wine country!

The tasting room at Andretti Winery
The tasting room at Andretti Winery

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