October 09 2012
During our annual Napa Valley trips, Joel’s Uncle and Aunt manage to always outdo themselves. Each day is filled with unique activities, winery tours and exceptional scenery. Our visit to Ram’s Gate in Sonoma Valley was no exception.
Located on the southern edge of Sonoma, Ram’s Gate is surrounded by vineyards, a pond and miles of empty valley, a vast difference from the lush mountains in northern Napa Valley that we’re accustomed to seeing.
The winery is a blend of earthy and modern and was punctuated with fireplaces around every twist and corner.
The highlight of our visit was, without a doubt, the picnic by the pond.
Ram’s Gate prepared an assortment of picnic essentials (charcuterie, cheese, baguettes, salads, nuts, olives and brownies), which they pack into a wicker basket alongside several bottles of Ram’s Gate wine and a blanket.
The whole scene was absurdly picturesque, but you better believe I soaked up every second of it and found cozy warmth in the blanket when the Autumn winds picked up.