Tuesday, July 17

take me {there}: raymond vineyards

You know me. I'm a beer drinker snob, all the way, and wine is actually rarely something I'm interested in sipping on. However, there's something about meeting the faces behind the product, learning about the process and sampling the vintages directly from the source that piques my inner winos' interest.

If you've been to Napa, you know that it's pretty much the most adorable town ever... something out of a movie or a good book. It feels small but is home to some of the most incredible restaurants, stores and of course, vineyards, in the United States. I've been fortunate enough to spend a little bit of time there, however after stumbling upon Raymond Vineyards, I'm certain I'll need to return.


one // two // three // four // five

That fifth photo is of the blending room where you can create your own wines [do I smell a craft?] Clearly this caught my attention... I think I'd make a pretty great mad scientist. Plus, all of those fancy rooms are just too cool.

Has anyone been? Or maybe the more appropriate question is, does anyone want to go? 

16 comments:

Amanda Holland said...

Holy crap this looks UNREAL!! When can we go?

Amanda Holland said...

Also, if I am ever to wed, please remind me of this place.

Dale Sitzmann said...

Growing up close to napa has made me the wine snob that I am today, and I couldn't be happier about it. Every time I go home my parents and I go up there. I looooove it. I've never been to Raymond, but next time you bet your ass I will. And as for blending your own wine, I recommend it! Creating your own wines is the best!

Hannah said...

I don't just want to go, I NEED to go! I can just hear all that delicious wine calling my name. Thanks for sharing!

Hannah from I am a lifestyle blog

McKenzie said...

That place looks amazing! I live close to Napa so I think I see a trip in my near future :)

Siobhan McCarthy said...

M.E. ME ME ME ME

Meagan Murtagh said...

is this real life?

The Walkers said...

This is amazing! First of all...darling blog. Second, I am obsessed with the first picture.

Tamaras Blend said...

Oh I'm vice versa, I'm more of a wine fan! These photos looks awesoooome, I'd love to go on a tour like that.

http://www.tamarasblend.com/

A and B said...

that winery is gorgeous! and a room to make your own wines- I would be in HEAVEN!

simplyevani.com said...

Omg I'm in! I'm only about an hour and a half away from Napa and I want to go here!!!

Evani
simplyevani@gmail.com

Tiana said...

this looks absolutely divine! :)
and did you get a new blog layout!? I'm absolutely smitten with it! did you design it?

xoxo,
t

Allie said...

yes i did! victoria from http://vmacandcheese.com/ did! thank you!

Treasure Tromp said...

this looks incredible! love love it

Jasmine said...

Ironically, I JUST saw this vineyard be featured on that reality show Hollywood Exes and they looked like they thoroughly enjoyed their time as well there. I personally would love to go also!

Jessica Jane said...

I have to check this place out. I've been to Sonoma plenty of times but now need to make it up to Napa!