I’ve lived in the West for over 40 years now. For the last 20 or so, I’ve only been a three-hour drive away from the Napa Valley in California, truly the most fabulous “wine country” in the United States.
But my wife and I didn’t start visiting Napa Valley (and adjacent Sonoma Valley as well) until three years ago. Since then, we’ve gone there every year, when our British friends come to visit us. Over that short time, we’ve visited at least 16 wineries, both large and small, representing moderately priced to very expensive wines.