because i like alliteration, wine wednesday seemed like a decent title but if i am keeping it 100, wine could (and should) be had daily.
my favorite winery in napa hands down is domaine carneros. while i tend to gravitate towards sparkling wines and anything on the lighter end of things (pinot grigios, rosés, etc.), domaine carneros also offers some amazing reds, specifically, pinot noirs.
after going to this winery on several occasions to celebrate everything from birthdays to bachelorettes to simply being alive, i figured i might as well get a membership. i was even happier with this choice now that i live in la again (as opposed to the bay area, where napa was more accessible). there are multiple tiers of membership which you can find out about here. i currently have the classic sparkling membership which includes two bottles of sparkling wine every other month and a magnum sized bottle of my favorite sparkling wine during the holiday season. not only is it something to look forward to coming home to but the other perks include free tastings when i am at the winery, a private seating area (both indoor and on the terrace) on the weekends when it is beyond busy and discounts on bottles whether i purchase one or an entire case.
both the views and the customer service are unparalleled. on your next trip to napa, be sure to stop by. if you are like me and hate waiting for a table, call or go online a couple of weeks ahead of time to make a proper reservation. if napa is too far for you to travel, order a bottle of the 2015 brut rosé sparkling or the 2014 vermeil demi-sec sparkling. trust me, you will not be disappointed.