Happy October, friends!
It’s officially fall and all I seem to be doing right now is buying all things pumpkin. I’m not really sure what this season does to us women, but I’m pretty sure the second we feel 70-degree weather we all pull out the crockpots, mums, and pumpkin spice everything. Maybe it’s because this time of year just feels cozy and that’s something we all deeply crave. Whatever fall foliage does to us, I’m certain we can all agree that it’s a nice feeling to have our beloved PSLs back 😉
Last month (holy cow, I can’t believe it has already been a month!) Will and I traveled to California. As you all may already know, the two of us enjoy tasting and learning about new wines. For this reason, we knew that touring wineries was on our to-do list for our trip. I found it very fitting that while I am in such a fall-like mindset, we happened to visit California’s wine country during harvest season. It was so incredible to not only taste the wine, but to experience the process of fermenting a ripe grape.
Below I have rounded up a list of 5 wineries we toured while in California. If you ever have the chance to kick off fall with wine country’s harvest season, I highly recommend it! Oh, and feel free to pack me in your suitcase as well.
- Folktale – We stayed in Monterey with our wonderful friends that introduced us to this beautiful winery. Upon our arrival at Folktale, we were greeted with a glass of their latest sparkling. This left a lasting first impression that will surely bring us back.
- Artesa – Great wine and unique architecture are what make this winery stand out from the rest. Even if you don’t like wine, I would say this is a must-see place while visiting Napa Valley.
- Cakebread – Will found a Cakebread Cabernet a few years ago and it is still one of our most favorite wines to date. This was a no-brainer stop that we had to make together.
- Caymus – This winery was recommended to us by just about everyone before we left for our trip. We felt like we had to at least swing in to grab a bottle to-go. I’m so glad that we did, because everything about this spot was stunning.
- Gundlach Bundschu – aka ‘Gun Bun’ – I wish we could have bottled up this entire winery to take home with us. Imagine a relaxed setting with a family atmosphere — that is the exact vibe Gun Bun gives off. It makes sense that Gun Bun is known to be one of the oldest family owned wineries in California. SHOP MY WINE TOUR OUTFIT: