Nov 2012 26

It was due time for the Virginia Wine Know to stir things up a bit and head out West for a weekend in California wine country.  Last week I joined a group of the most fabulous friends to celebrate my cousin’s 40th birthday in Napa Valley.  This trip has been in the plans for months and I was so happy to finally board the plane (even though I hate flying) and head out to a little bit of heaven on earth.

We all arrived in San Francisco at various times on November 1st, but all joined up to catch our shuttle to downtown Napa. The ladies were on our way! Upon arriving at our hotel – the luxurious Andaz – we checked in, changed clothes and began our first little adventure checking out the various wine tasting bars along the main strip.