Coming back from the city of Napa the other day, we (Sean, Max and I) stopped at this castle winery for a look-see. Sean and his girlfriend had visited it when they were here before and peaked my interest. Most of you don’t know how much I LOVE castles. Just ask Carol Dee. One of our fondest memories together centers around a lost castle---but that’s another story.
This castle was brought over from Italy, stone by stone and reconstructed in the Napa Valley. You can’t see it from the road, so I had no idea it was there! But it is spectacular to come over the small hill and see a beautiful castle. We were able to wander around, but they charged a fee to go inside, so we passed on that one---for now, anyway. We’ll save that tour for another day. But the grounds and up-close views of the stonework and metal work were fun. There were also sheep in one pasture where I took this “sheep shot:” This cat appeared to be the official “castle cat” as he sat at the entrance, and collected all pets. Reminded me of Caruso. The boys rolled their eyes when I insisted on pics of them, but humored me anyway.