Madonna Estate Winery

So we drove around Napa and Sonoma a lot. The scenery was beautiful and it was nice and relaxing. Again, it wasn’t crowded at all, which really helped. Had there been traffic, I would have probably been annoyed. We tried to go to one particular winery, but it was closed, so we just happened upon this one towards the end of our visit because we figured we had to actually go into an actual winery. So we just sort of ended up at Madonna Estate.
It’s family owned and they still do things very naturally. In fact, they don’t even water their vines. It’s only what comes down from the sky.
These barrels cost $1500 each or so. Just the barrels. Man, that’s an expensive barrel. We got a nice tour of the facility from one of the workers, who happened to be totally laid back. We basically got a private tour since it was so uncrowded. It wasn’t snooty at all and he wasn’t trying to shove winey knowledge down our throat, which we really appreciated. Neither of us is very into wine so we really didn’t care.
Look how cute these grapes are. We did buy a couple bottles of wine. They’re much more expensive than any typical bottle of wine I would buy, but we totally were sold by the guy who gave us the tasting and the tour. He just won us over!

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