Wild & Fun Wine Castle Adventure in the Redwoods !!

I can't believe it's been Feb. since we last were here ?  NOTE: Please read all the info carefully as this event is very hard to organize & have it go smoothly.

We will meet & shuttle from the posted address to the bathrooms & hike start location.  This is a moderate 5-7 mile trek thru a variety of terrain.  Very old Manzanita trees, Madrones, a waterfall, creek crossings, bridges, fern lined trails, a high (optional) log walk over a creek to test your balance, high  Napa valley views, & more.  This is also the farthest Eastern Stand of Ca. Coastal redwoods. 

Lunch will be at a private lakeside * island location hidden above the "Castelo Di Amorosa. (Wine castle)This Tuscan style Italian War castle took 16 years to build & much has come from Italy.  No cement was used in construction. No two doors are alike & there are 8 levels.  Yes; there is a Dungeon & Torture Chamber.  Our wine tasting will commence in a private tasting room.  We will also tour some of the castle grounds & chambers.

 NOTE:  This is a very long & fun filled day.  **NO Whinning will be permitted. The Dungeon will be ready.

Bring a lunch.  Bring after hike comfortable shoes.  Bring your ID's for entry(Important). Wear layered clothing & good hiking shoes.

I'll bring for all:  Water, Juice, coffee, Tea, protein & Energy drinks, Soda, Trail bars, Snacks, Gourmet fruit & Nut packs, hiking poles, & Wine w/glasses(At our picnic lunch)

The castle entry, touring,  & wine tasting is optional but a must to experience & is 19.00.  I will have a very limited # of special non tasting passes available.

The hike portion is $25.

Directions:  For most : take hwy 29 North  thru St. Helena.  Go thru the tunnel of trees & past the CIA. (Culinary Insti) on your left.  Go about 2-3 miles & past Bale Grist Mill.  Go past Bale Lane.  After 1/3 mile watch for Larkmead Lane which is just past Madrigal winery on your right.   Park facing East against the bushes just past the large mailbox & Larkmead lane.

Don't be late.  Carpool, carpool.  I can meet & take 3 in my car from a location just off hwy 29 in SE Napa.  Must meet me there by  8:30 am.  [masked]-2496. (must call or text to confirm ride)

If you still have energy; the dinner option follows.  

It will be a super fun day.

Mr. T will pity the fools who miss this event.  Please ask an old-er person who Mr. T is, if you don't know.

Life is short; so buy the shoes !!!

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  • Tom B.

    Got a late start because three got lost & then were very un social. Weird family of 3???????????

    But all the rest seemed to have a super fun time !!! This event is always a lot of fun. 9 of us went on to dinner on the Napa river after. More fun & great food.

    June 24, 2014

  • Keri S.

    I am so looking forward to this hike! So cash to you is cool tom?

    June 19, 2014

  • Tom B.

    Eva; I have your things from the last event you attended. @ water btls & sun shield. I'll bring them sat.
    Your em is still blocked on the site.???

    June 16, 2014

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