Friday, April 15, 2011

Wine Country

My mom and step-dad came to visit me last weekend and we spent some time driving around wine country in northern California. After driving around various vineyards, my step-dad took us to this Italian castle in Calistoga, the Castello de Amarosa. The guy who built it had stones shipped over from buildings in Italy and tried to make it as authentic as possible--it even had a torture chamber! We took the tour and it was seriously cool. I also happened to learn a lot about wine that I never knew before! Here are some of my favorite photos from the trip.

Castello di Amarosa

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castello di amorosa

Hanging with my mommy! :)

gift shop (7)

gift shop (8)

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castello di amorosa (7)


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Grey cardi - Urban Outfitters | Tee - Urban Outfitters | Sunglasses - H&M
Black jeans - F21 | Brown boots - Target | Locket - Sway in Santa Cruz
Petal to the Metal Natasha Bag - Marc by Marc Jacobs 

See more photos from my wine country mini-trip on Flickr

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Unknown said...

These look wonderful :)I love the dining room with the painted walls.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous photos. Great casual outfit for traveling and sightseeing.

Unknown said...

I want to move in! Your shots are so evocative of the romance I associate with wineries.

GothamPolish said...

Beautiful pics! I heart Instagram :)

Jenée said...

These photos are beautiful & you look great!(:

Wendy said...

These pics are breathtaking. I *seriously* need to get to CA. Let's do a fundraiser to get me there. We could sell shirts?