California Part 4: Art Meets Wine Country, Napa Valley

Rolling green hills, clear blue skies, vast views of vineyards, and the most vibrant wild flowers. I’d imagined Napa would be like this, but in person the beauty hits you like a ton of bricks.

Have you ever traveled somewhere and wondered: how did I get here? I mean, clearly you traveled there but, that deep feeling within you where you’re just in awe of how different that place may be from your day-to-day? I felt that way in Napa. It was just so beautiful. I mean, it’s like you-don’t-want-to-blink-because-you’re-scared-you’ll-miss-something beautiful.

I couldn’t get enough of Napa. I’ve also heard wonderful things about Sonoma which is another wine country not too far from Napa.  The photos below were taken at The Hess Collection which is both a vineyard/winery and art museum. Hands down one of the coolest places, inside and outside.

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P.S. That’s an 1800’s typewriter with fire coming out of it. So rad!

P.P.S. If you’ve never been to Napa or Sonoma I’d be happy to share with you some recommendations, or if you have, I’d love to hear about your experiences + recommendations!

2 comments

  1. Great pictures and article! We love Hess wines and the Hess Collection a lot. Have you been to the DiRosa Museum? Just a couple of miles from Hess – about 2,000 modern art pieces in the collection from Northern California artists. Some of them well-known, others just favorites of the original curator, Rene DiRosa. Check out and follow our Napa Valley blog: http://www.topochinesvino.com.

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    1. Aww, thank you! Hess Collection is breathtaking and I was delighted to have visited.

      Wow! and, thank you so much! DiRosa sounds lovely! And thank you for stopping by, I’ll be sure to check out your blog! :)

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