On the way to Jack's game on Friday, we stopped in Yountville. We went wine tasting at Hope & Grace, had lunch at Hurley's and toured Bardessono. I have eaten at Hurley's before when I went to the EPIC Venti meeting. Touring the Bardessono was interesting; it is one of only three Leed Platinum certified hotels in the world. Sharon is talking about going back and staying there for a night in August.
We checked into the Doubletree Hotel Sonoma Wine Country on Friday afternoon. After Jack's game, we had a late dinner at the Bacchus Restaurant and Wine Bar in the hotel and finished the night in the hot tub.
We wound our way back home on Saturday. We stopped in downtown Cotati for a quick bite to eat at Cotati Coffee. From there, we headed to the Bouchaine Winery. Sharon and I stopped here when we celebrated Valentine's Day in Napa. Sharon is a wine club member at this winery. We did a walking tour of the vineyard as well as a wine tasting. They recommended that we stop at Cuviason so we made a stop there. This winery has a very nice hilltop location with some great views.
We finally rolled back into Elk Grove about 3:00 p.m.