San Francisco & Wine Country Getaway

The past 6months have been quite a roller coaster for our family.  Jason broke his ankle in January during the Spartan Sprint in Temecula and has had 2 surgeries since then.  He is now going to start physical therapy to help get his range of motion back and basically get back to normal.  He's been so strong and resilient this entire time.  Sure, he's not happy about his situation and it totally sucks but he is dealing with it amazingly well and taking it one day at a time.  Of course, this injury put our family travels and trips pretty much on hold this first half of the year, so being able to getaway earlier this month for 5 days was truly much needed.  

I found my street! 

I found my street! 

As wedding photographers, we sometimes get to travel to photograph a wedding and when this happens it always turns into a little mini vacation for us afterwards :)  This year, we photographed a wedding in San Francisco and planned a trip to Napa and Sonoma Counties afterwards.  We flew into San Francisco Friday evening.  The next day, after a quick workout in the tiny hotel gym, we spent our morning and afternoon walking around Fisherman's Wharf before meeting up with our couple for their rehearsal.  Sunday was the wedding and it was beautiful.  You can check it out HERE

Check out the Golden Gate Bridge in the background! Plus, Jason totally rocks that boot, huh?

Check out the Golden Gate Bridge in the background! Plus, Jason totally rocks that boot, huh?

Monday morning we rented a car and made our way to Napa Valley.  We started our getaway with a picnic lunch at Alpha Omega winery and it totally set the tone for our relaxing trip.  We then got to visit one of our favorite wine's winery, Sequoia Grove.  That was just awesome.  Of course, the wine tastings did not disappoint.  Just wish we could have stayed there longer! lol

The next day, we spent touring Sonoma Valley, which we had never been too.  We hit up a few wineries and ended the day at Sonoma's Tuesday Night Farmers Market.  One of my favorite wineries that day was Deerfield Ranch Winery. The tasting room is right inside their wine cave.  They had comfy chairs to sit and really gave you a nice experience.  Our flight was booked for Wednesday night out of San Francisco, so we were able to squeeze in 2 more wineries before it was time to head back.  We visited my favorite winery of the trip on this last day and we became wine members!  Benzinger Family Winery was just lovely and the wines were delish!  I wish we would have had time to take their tour of the biodynamic vineyard and farm.  I guess we'll just have to plan a trip back there soon ;) 

All in all, it was a great trip!  Like I said, it was a much needed time away from the routine and a nice escape from reality for a bit.  Jason and I were able to reconnect and it totally revived my love of traveling and I cannot wait to go on more adventures with my family again soon!  

Till next time, San Francisco! 

Till next time, San Francisco! 

Tell me, do you love wine as much as I do? What's your favorite wine?  I always love to try new ones! xo