On Top of The World at Cain Vineyard in Napa Valley

Goodlifer: On Top of The World at Cain Vineyard in Napa Valley

Driving up the winding road to our destination, I am slightly appalled by the speed at which the locals here take the hillside curves. I guess (and hope) that practice makes perfect. On top of the Spring Mountain District, overlooking St. Helena, is Cain Vineyard & Winery.

The property stretches...

The Cain property is 542 acres of hilltop beauty.

Sunlight on the Terrace

Cooking it up in the Cain kitchen.

Cooking it up in the Cain kitchen.

After having a picnic in the employee dining room (which looks more like a great salon with views that stretch miles-wide in every direction) and sampling some of the exquisite wines, we get a tour of the property.

The grapes grow on an intense slope and it’s hard to keep my feet grounded. I challenge my fear of heights and climb up a big rock nestled on the hillside, the view is nothing short of incredible. Rolling hillsides all around, shadows cast by the hills down into the valleys, nothing but trees and sky, the air is crisp an clean and feels like it’s cleansing my lungs. It’s just nature and I.

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Feeling like I am on top of the world

Feeling like I am on top of the world (and I kinda am).

Visiting Napa in January means avoiding the crowds, which is definitely a perk knowing that the region is second only to Disney World in attracting tourists visiting California.

Cain wines are available for sale on their site, although you have to sign up to get on the allocation list for their famous Cain Five (which is totally worth it).

About author
A designer by trade, Johanna has always had a passion for storytelling. Born and raised in Sweden, she's lived and worked in Miami, Brooklyn and, currently, Ojai, CA. She started Goodlifer in 2008 to offer a positive outlook for the future and share great stories, discoveries, thoughts, tips and reflections around her idea of the Good Life. Johanna loves kale, wishes she had a greener thumb, and thinks everything is just a tad bit better with champagne (or green juice).
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