Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sunday Sip: Velo Vino in St. Helena

Gabe and I made a quick trip up to St. Helena this weekend to visit his mom and stepdad who are in the process of moving to the area. Naturally, we incorporated a little wining and dining into our trip!

First, a stop at Bouchon Bakery in Yountville on the way up. It was completely packed and as soon as we got inside we were overwhelmed by the variety of delicious looking pastries! We ended up getting a chocolate cherry scone, chocolate chip cookie, red velvet cupcake (with a cute little fondant French flag on top), and an "Oh Oh," their grown-up, intense version of a Ho-Ho. Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures because we devoured them too fast (shared with Gabe's parents too). 

Later in the afternoon, we stopped at Velo Vino, the tasting room for Clif Family Winery. Owned by the same people as Clif Bar, this tasting room is a really beautiful, relaxed space. Since it was 97 degrees outside, we opted to sit at the bar but there was a big patio outside, perfect for cooler days. 

We sampled five different wines, each paired with a different mix of nuts, like Cabernet with rosemary-roasted almonds and pistachios. Definitely a unique pairing but it worked very well!

The tasting room staff were so friendly, the wine was delicious, and the Giants game was on. All in all, a great place to visit! 

No comments:

Post a Comment