Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday & May Garden Party

I am hooking up with Susan at A Southern Daydreamer and Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for outdoor Wednesday today. Sunday was my oldest daughter's birthday and for her birthday we went to Napa at her request for a picnic lunch and tasting at the new Castello di Amoriosa.

This is V. Sattui winery in Napa. They have a nice picnic area to sit and enjoy sandwiches and your favorite V. Sattui wine. My daughter (the birthday girl) and son are also in the picture.This is the walkway leading up the Castello Di Amorisa.
There is an olive tree towering over the flowers. Sorry the it was very hazy as it had been raining in the morning and then the sun tried to come out so the picture has a little bit of glare.
This is the view from the top of the walkway leading up to the castle. Nice!

Here is the castle itself. Inside the walls of the castle. The story is the owner of V. Sattui winery had the stones brought over from Europe and reconstructed the castle in Napa. I don't know if it is all the stones or just some but it any case it is pretty awesome to see.

Since this is outdoor Wednesday I am just showing the grounds of the castle. I will post the interior on Friday. Here is where the filmed a scene for Bedtime Stories. I thought that was interesting.
There was a path leading up to a pond and a tower which we took and these are the views from up there. all the grapes vines just starting to sprout with grapes.
You can see the castle, the hills and the vineyards from this spot.

I kept taking pictures, I just thought this was a lovely view from this path.

I hope you enjoyed our outing to Napa Valley. We always enjoy going to the valley. Is it always so lush with vineyards and beautiful wineries and good wine also. Enjoy your day. Don't forget to visit Susan at A Southern Daydreamer and Southern Hospitality for many more beautiful Outdoor Wednesday views. Expressively Sofia


  1. Hi Sofia-
    That winery is gorgeous...absolutely gorgeous. And that castle looks like an authentic castle from somewhere in the South of France. Thanks for sharing your photos.

  2. Happy Outdoor Wednesday Sofia! A beautiful winery...perfect for creating memories on your daughter's birthday! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

  3. Great pics, we went to Napa a couple years ago but didn't tour that vineyard, think we may have to go back!

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  5. Hi Sofia, What a beautiful place to visit, I so enjoyed all of the pictures, Thank you for sharing.

  6. Sofa, Napa Valley is just gorgeous, we've been out there a couple of times, love that part of CA. Thanks for sharing this beauty with everyone & for coming by the party!

  7. Could be in Italy. What a great place to see!

  8. Just beautiful area. Thanks for sharing.

    Love your blog and enjoyed my visit. :)

  9. Napa is like another world. I love the wine, the art, the vintners, the lavender, oh I feel transported back there. Your tour was delightful.
    Happy Twirls

  10. Such beauty! I so enjoyed your pictures. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  11. These pictures are just gorgeous--Napa is on my "must see" list! Thanks for visiting my blog :D


  12. These are beautiful photos of a beautiful place!!

    We were traveling yesterday, so I'm playing catch up this morning. I enjoyed my visit here!

  13. Thank you for the tour of Napa Valley.. The photos were wonderful and so enticing. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Oh how I love V'Sattui!!! Great photos and such a beautiful day! Happy Birthday to Diana! The kids are so good looking and have sure grown up!!! I miss you all!