napa with babies

We are at the perfect age to take the twins to Napa and here's why. At 7 months (6 months adjusted) they aren't mobile yet but are super interested in new environments which means they are easily entertained just by hanging out. The other weekend we decided to make the most of this immobile phase and made the 90 minute journey up to Landmark Vineyards in Kenwood, CA.

I get asked questions a lot about how we go on outings with the twins. It's actually quite simple as long as you do a little bit of thinking ahead. 

We left right around when they would be taking their next nap which for us is about 1pm. Our plan was that they would sleep in the car for at least an hour and arrive rested. I packed bottles to give them when we got there. Their "awake time" would be while we were up at the vineyard. We planned to head back no later than 5pm so they could take a short catnap on the way home. 

This ended up working out great for our kiddos. They are pretty good about sleeping in the car and they got a good nap in on the way up. They were happy and alert when we arrived. 

Landmark is PERFECT for families or people with dogs. There is lots of green space to run around and the staff was very welcoming and accommodating. They even brought us some bubbles for the babies. 

It wasn't crowded (we went on a Sunday) so we didn't feel awkward about an excited, noisy baby. The key to going out with the twins, I've learned, is to just mostly ignore the people around you. At this point, I'm used to people staring and pointing and loudly saying, "Wow! Twins!" We try to just keep to ourselves and not make a bit fuss about our motley crew.

But on to the most important part, the wine! It was delicious! Landmark is a sister vineyard to Justin. They specialize in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay - our current favorites. We really enjoyed the low key tasting and managed to join the wine club on the way our (why does that always happen?). 

We're already looking forward to going back soon!

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