Vines & Vineyards | San Francisco 2015.

Golden Gate Bridge

I recently just got married & was lucky enough to spend part 1 of my honeymoon, a.k.a a minimoon in the beautiful San Francisco. We visited SF in February and so the weather was impeccable, ranging from 18°C in the day time to about 10°C at night. Cold, but never raining & always sunny. SF is full of amazing food and we overdosed on the freshest oysters I have ever tried at the Hog Island Oyster Co. SF has such a charming appeal to it, from the crookedest street in the world (Lombard St), to the Golden Gate Bridge, everyone gets around on a bike. If you are in the mood to get your breath taken away, visit the Palace of Fine Arts or City Hall.

Alcatraz is also an experience to be remembered. A chilly 45 minute ferry ride to ‘The Rock’, the tours of Alcatraz offer an inside look at what was the home of the world’s most dangerous prisoners.

Napa Valley is the heart of America’s finest wineries. Here, you’ll find small, family-owned wineries like Chappallet winery and large, historic establishments like Opus One. Nothing comes close to wine pairings in a room that looks like a cave, artisanal cheeses and a view to die for.

It is said that the view you get when riding a hot air balloon in Napa is out of this world. However, seeing as flight statuses are very much dependent on the weather & there is always an abundance of fog in that part of the world, I wouldn’t hold my breath for a flight. That dream was stolen from me twice.

The Michelin Star restaurants are a must try in Napa. Places like Bistro Jeanty, The French Laundry & Restaurant at Meadowood will very well be the best meals you have have in your life.

Ultimately, an unforgettable experience with my new husband.