One of my favorite traveling experiences was wine tasting in Napa Valley, California. Being a wine enthusiast and having tasted wine in 23 different countries, I thought it was time to finally taste the popular Napa Valley wine. To put it simply, my wine experience in Napa Valley was absolutely worth the long flight
When I first arrived in Napa Valley, I was taken aback by how beautifully green and healthy the vegetation looked throughout. I used to think this was probably just some marketing technique to make Napa Valley wine seem “healthy” and purely “natural.” However, I found that Napa Valley is truly a magnificently green and awe-inspiring place, perfect to brew probably the best wine I have ever tasted.
I decided I would play it by ear and book any tours that the locals could recommend for me, so long as they considered the price and the fact that I was traveling solo. I booked two day-long tours for different days, which would take me to many of the breweries in the area. The First tour absolutely blew me away. As I brought that perfectly round wine glass close to my mouth, I could smell the rich aroma that softly swiveled within it. I could tell this wine would be something special. As I took the first sip, my taste buds took a trip to euphoria, attempting to hold on to every single impeccable moment brought about by that first amazing sip. Truly, I will never forget this moment. After that first glass, I was determined to treasure every single moment of my trip, and I did. Both tours were absolutely amazing in their own ways. The first tour focused on the general aspects of wine and how to enjoy it, while the second tour focused mainly on the qualities of artisan wine.
I learned so much about a quality wine experience during just a few days of visiting Napa Valley. Before my trip, I used to see wine as a hobby or maybe just another interesting area of knowledge. However, after my wine experience in Napa Valley, I have realized that wine is more like a way of life. Wine in Napa Valley truly opened my eyes to a new world, – a world where wine is experienced and lived, as opposed to simply observed or studied. If there is one thing I can share with others about my wine experience in Napa Valley, it is that you need to experience it for yourself and let its rich, tasty wisdom inspire you.