Whenever my grandpa pulled out a bottle of Rombauer Chardonnay, I knew it was a special occasion. Which, happened quite frequently — because he always knew how to enjoy the finer things in life. My papa passed down a lot of lessons to all his grandchildren. He taught us the value of travel, tradition, and health. But most notably, he taught us the importance of family. We'd spend every summer together in Lake Tahoe, every Thanksgiving in Santa Cruz and get together for any other important milestone.
To this day all of his grandchildren — and there's a lot of us — make the effort to celebrate special occasions together. My cousin's 25th birthday was no exception. We gathered and spent the day in St. Helena tasting fine wine at Rombauer Vineyards and Long Meadow Ranch and finishing the day with a lovely meal at Farmstead. Take a look at some more shots from the first winery.
My cousin Scott and his boyfriend Keoni, being candid and oh so cute.
Jessica and her boyfriend sharing a sweet moment together.
The view from Rombauer Vineyards.
Fancy glasses fit for the fancy wine.