Hess Winery may be off the beaten path of the two main thoroughfares of Highway 29 or Silverado Trail in Napa County, but it's definitely worth a bit of a detour to admire their grounds, check out the two floors of modern art in their gallery, and of course enjoy a bit of wine. Our favorite wine of the day was actually a very reasonable bottle (under $20 at the winery) of zinfandel named Artezin.
I'm not sure if Mike was taking this picture to capture the happiness that Nik and I had for actually getting to spend a best friends weekend together...or if we were just a by-product of him admiring the wall of ivy. Either way, it might be one of my favorite pictures of the weekend. I had so, so, so much fun having my bestest friend in the whole. wide. world in town for the weekend. :)