Sunday, April 25, 2010

Peju Winery

We visited Peju on our way back. Some research on the web and we had inferred that it would be easy to do with a kid. As expected, there were gardens and fountains all around. And the main tasting room was a more casual affair.

As soon as we entered, we were told that it was ok to share a tasting (my husband and I are not heavy drinkers or tasters for that matter) and that the tasting fee could be used as a discount if we decided to buy a bottle. Plus the person conducting the tasting was generous - we got to taste 7 instead of the normally 4 wines in a classic tasting, one of which was a reserve wine. The reserve wine was so costly, i decided to empty the glass to the last sip. I thought it will be criminal not to, given the cost of that wine :)





I found these trees lining the driveway to the entrance particularly interesting.


And for lack of a picture of fountains, here is one of Shaurya enjoying the fountains. He turned 1 that day and we decided it was ok for him to get himself all wet if he wanted to.


We did buy 2 wines from here - the Provence and the French Carnival. Both of them are mildly sweet wines and expected to pair well with spicy (read Indian, Mexican) food.

Some travel tips:

We stayed at the Wine Country Inn - our stay was comfortable, breakfast was good. Though you could hear some slight noise from the room above but we are heavy sleepers so not too much of an inconvenience.

Pizzeria Tra Vigne is a good place for a quick meal. Not a fancy place, it is frequented by locals and serves good pizzas, pastas and sandwiches.

And for a quick bite you could also try the Bouchon bakery in Yountville. Their strawberry-rhubarb tart was heavenly.



3 comments:

Nisha said...

I have been reading all your posts. But one sentence from this one made me smile and come here. :-)

"The reserve wine was so costly, i decided to empty the glass to the last sip. I thought it will be criminal not to, given the cost of that wine :)"
I would have done the same, had I been in your place. :-)

Nisha
http://www.lemonicks.com/Travel/

Mridula said...

Sounds like a good trip. How much wet did Shaurya get? He looks so cute.

Pooja Aggarwal said...

He did not get soaking wet Mridula :) But his sleeves were all wet and then the water dripped onto his overalls.