Today we wanted to go to Napa. So, we enjoyed our breakfast in the lobby then headed across the street to The Sunflower Caffe for some Mochas to go before hopping in the car and heading to Napa. On our way there, we passed vineyard after vineyard after vineyard. As far as the eye can see, grapes! We pulled up to the visitor's center to get some brochures and directions to the winery/vineyard where Marc and Toni were married; V. Sattui. We drove about 14 miles, passing so many wineries along the way. We pulled into the parking lot and knew we would love this place. The winery was so beautiful!
We went in and enjoyed our tasting. The man pouring gave us some tips for the tail end of our trip and told us about a new winery owned by the same folks as V. Sattui called Castello di Amorosa which took 14 years to build. It is a replica of a 12th century Tuscan castle. After buying a bottle of V. Sattui Sauvignon Blanc and taking a lot of photos, we headed to Castello di Amorosa to see the castle.
We got there, took some pictures, found out we had to pay just to look around, so we decided to pass, and headed up the road to Rutherford Grill for Toni's recommended prime rib sandwich. Absolutely worth it. Yes, we paid $18 per sandwich, but I would've paid 3 times that! We were officially stuffed, so we headed back to Sonoma. We came back to the hotel and realized we hadn't done much relaxing, so we went up to our room and both fell asleep! Two hours later, Lee headed out to take some pictures of The Plaza and I decided to take a bath in the large porcelain tub.
Unfortunately, the tub only fills up half way before the water starts to drain, so that didn't work! Bummer! After Lee got back, we got ready for dinner. We left the hotel and walked around to find some dinner. After walking around The Plaza for a while, we ended up at La Casa for some Mexican food. We had chips and salsa, i had chicken quesadillas and Lee has enchiladas. Again, another great meal. Time to head back for our last night at The Sonoma Hotel before heading to Santa Cruz!