2. Hopper Creek (by dorameulman)
    This is Dan the Man at Hopper Creek Vineyard in Yountville CA. We visited this vineyard as part of our Platypus tour which I would highly recommend if you are ever in Napa. Dan holds court out here at this big friendly table while his old dog “Chilli Dog” sits at his feet and doesn’t mind crazy ladies petting him. :-)
    Hopper Creek is small just 6 acres and produces beautiful wines that are so unique and taste wonderful. We had this lovely white wines outside while we nibbled on macadamia nuts and dark chocolate mmmmm good. :-) Dan’s a cool dude his approach to educating us about wine was unpretentious very personal and very entertaining. I loved it, it was very relaxing.
    I took a lot of shots of Dan, they were all good the camera loves him. Thanks Dan…^_^

  3. Sustainable Winegrowing Practices (by dorameulman)
    “The wines cultivated at The Hess Collection demonstrate the distinctive qualities of Napa Valley, including the unique qualities of high altitude and single vineyard wines. We strive to protect these qualities by honoring our natural environment. By being responsible in our business and winegrowing practices we are able to return to the land what we ask for it to provide.”
    I was very impressed by a lot of the smaller vineyards producing the most wonderful wines, so I joined a few wine clubs. So now every few months I’ll have a delivery of some of their reserve wines only available to club members and at the winery, and they are sooo good. :-) It gives me a reason to have a wine tasting party, always a good thing….. do you want to come? ^_^

  4. Castello di Amorosa (by dorameulman)
    Castello di Amorosa has 30 acres of vineyards surrounding its great hand chiseled walls, gates and guard towers. Planted with Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon which produce low yields and intensely flavored wines. They produce hand crafted Italian style wines including Pinot Grigio, Pinot Bianco and a super Tuscan Blend.

    A great place to tour there’s lots to see, we did their reserve wine tour, very good. ^_^

  5. Springtime In Napa Valley (by dorameulman)
    Springtime in the beautiful Napa Valley CA after a nice shower. It’s been a dry Winter and the “drought” is of huge concern to wineries so the showers are very welcome. The vines are just coming alive soon they will be putting out more than 3 inches of growth a day. ^_^

  6. London - our Capital City (UK) (by ❀ღ Åηηe J.)

  7. Spring Light (by dorameulman)
    Spring is in full swing here in North Carolina and it’s energized me to get outside and enjoy it. I take great pleasure out of every day finding new growth and life in my back yard. I took this shot from my deck I hope it energizes you. :-)

  8. A Magnificent Spectacle (by dorameulman)
    My Saucer Magnolia in it’s finest hour to bring a little color and sunshine into your Saturday. Happy Springtime from North Carolina. ^_^

  9. Magnolia Soulangia (by dorameulman)
    My Saucer Magnolia is entering the zenith of it’s Spring glory soon it will be a magnificent spectacle. Only problem is it doesn’t last very long so if you snooze you lose and miss it. I captured this pretty bloom after a shower to give you all a Friday flower. ^_^

  10. Mockingbird (by dorameulman)
    This Northern Mockingbird is a year round resident of my back yard. A very amazing bird and one that nearly drove me to drink when we first moved in this house 11 years ago. It would start singing at 3 am every morning, and go on for hours right above my bedroom window. My husband was threatening to take it out with a bee bee gun. He’d never do that but it was maddening. Now I hear them but they don’t keep me awake anymore. ^_^

  11. Sunday Peach (by dorameulman)
    My patio peach looking pretty on a Carolina Spring day. I wish everyone a peachy Sunday. ^_^

  12. Hellow Spring 2014 (by dorameulman)
    My patio peach is blooming. It makes me feel good Spring is here. I hope it makes you feel good too. ^_^

  13. Goodbye Winter (by dorameulman)
    A little chilly again today but at least it’s dry and bright. Goodbye Winter we’re ready for Spring. ^_^

  14. Hi Girls (by dorameulman)

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