Whetstone Winery and Dean and Deluca Lunch

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Ok. Let’s get the unpleasant business of that nasty football game out of the way. Broncos vs Seahawks, Superbowl 2014. Seahawks ate the Broncos for breakfast. It was embarrassing. It’s a good thing I don’t care that much about football.  That whole year of the horse thing was certainly misleading. And the orange and blue sunsets all the time, what’s up with that?

And may I say (I know I make English teachers everywhere cringe when I start a sentence with “and”, or “but” and all those other grammatically incorrect words I use. Whatever. I’m not being graded on this blog. Good thing, huh?) what is up with this arctic cold and snow since I’ve been back from Mexico? It started snowing the minute we landed back in Denver and it’s either been snowing or frigidly cold, and mostly both, since we got back.

We now return to our regularly scheduled blog. Napa, October 2013.

We order room service for breakfast. I get the french toast. And bacon, of course.  Because you are immune to cholesterol increasing substances when you are on vacation. I’m pretty sure cholesterol is like calories, if you hold them up high, they will jump off because they are afraid of heights.



I hope Zung had a breakfast sandwich and not a cream filled donut, because this looks like it could be either one.


The teas came in this very heavy pot.



The day starts out very foggy. Our first winery of the day was Whetstone in Napa. It was another recommendation from Bobbby Stuckey at Frasca Food and Wine. This one wasn’t quite the winner that Faila had been. It is located in a beautiful old stone house on a lush, green property that was stunning.

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The tasting took place in the main room. There was a big table and then a couple smaller seating areas around it. We sat at a sofa. They came by and poured the wines. It was the least interesting and our least favorite wines. There was a Chardonnay and two Pinot Noir’s. Zung wanted to buy a couple bottles of the Chard, so we did. But we used most of the second one for cooking. The people there were nice, but it was very basic. I went upstairs to use the facilities and the bedrooms were all furnished and decorated and it was a very nice environment. Just not awesome wine or presentation.

They did have an amazing, large fireplace in use that morning.


By the time we leave, the fog has burned off and it is another beautiful, warm, sunny day.

We go to Dean and Deluca for lunch.


This is a large gourmet grocery store. We buy prosciutto, salami, cheddar cheese and sourdough bread. We throw a split of Domain Chandon and a coconut cupcake and take it all outside and sit on the wall and eat and drink the Domaine out of the bottle.

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We watch the birds. We get a ridiculous amount of entertainment out of birds. The scenery is gorgeous. All in all, it is a spectacular lunch. DSCN1542 DSCN1545 DSCN1544

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I think we should retire here.


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  1. Gorgeous pictures! I need to get out there!!

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