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Always awesome "Wine Castle Adventure" !

If you missed this in the past; it's coming up soon . A moderate 6-7 mile trek starting creekside & gradually winding up thru mixed forest & up to Coyote Peak. Great views of the valley below. We continue on thru new terrain & into the most Eastern grove of Coastal redwoods in Ca. Over creeks lined with lush ferns, and old knarley Manzanita trees. A waterfall also awaits us. Many creek crossings & a mid hike break under a redwood cathedral. Many photo opps available. The high log walk is optional.

Our picnic lunch with wine takes us to a hidden lake with an island above the Castle. from here we will circle up to see the serene vineyards below us.

This authentic Tuscan style War castle took 16 yrs to build & much has come from Italy. We will go up & across the Drawbridge & Moat & under the Dropgate where we will begin our short inside tour. Following this we will enter one of the 8 levels & into our Private wine tasting location.

Drunken winos will be locked up in the Dungeon & maybe get a taste of a real Torture Chamber. This place is a real trip to see. You can get lost down deep in the lower castle levels.

Bring good hiking shoes. Bring a lunch. I'll supply water, Juice, Tea, Coffee, soda, Snacks, Trail Bars, Energy Drinks, Gourmet Fruit & Nut packs, hiking poles & paid Parking fees. (Wine comes with lunch).

We will also be tasting in a private room in the castle.

The hike portion is $25. The castle tour & tasting is optional & is $18. Our usual super fun after event dinner follows.

It's a long a fun day. A great event out of the ordinary. Don't forget your cameras. The last trip here brought out 34 people.

You may wish to bring a change of shoes for the Castle portion. Some ladies even bring a change of clothes.

This is a special day out of the ordinary. You have to be there to experience all the fun.

More info to follow.

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  • Tom B.

    A blast as usual !! Great weather, fun people, super relaxing hidden lakeside wine picnic. Castle tour & wine tasting in our own private room . And the day finished off with our after event dinner at Cpmpadres on the Napa river with one buck Margaritas;

    May 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Tom, we'll be late! Cham

    May 25, 2013

  • Tom B.

    Last info/directions. Google map 3810 St. Helena Hwy (29) Calistoga
    Go N. on hwy 29 & go thru St. Helena. Go past the Bale grist Mill sign. & about 1 mile & pass the fire station. Watch for Bale Lane & cross & watch for Madrigral winery on the right. Go past 1/8 mile & hit Larkmead lane & the park mail box. Pullover on the right & park east against the bushes. My #[masked]
    Try & get there between 9:15 & 9:30 am.
    Please don't be late.

    May 24, 2013

  • Tom B.

    There are many coming.

    May 21, 2013

  • Leslie

    Sounds fun!!

    May 8, 2013

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