Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Napa - United States

Napa is a small city located in California, USA. This region is known worldwide for the fine wines it produces. I was there for a couple of days and on the first day I visited many wine producers, tasted some, bought a few. I expected to find lower prices when buying from the producer...Anyway, it was a very nice experience visiting and learning about how wine is produced, the different grapes and many other details that a lay person doesn't know.

Vineyards from the top

On the second day I decided to go on a balloon tour to take some pictures from the heights. I was scared at first. I didn't know how safe it would be, and I have to confess that I didn't sleep very well that night. I was picked up very early in the morning and it was still dark when we arrived at the launch place. Well, if you want adrenaline, this is not the tour for you. It's very calm and smooth. But if want to photograph, Napa Valley will offer you a beautiful and colorful landscape. I recommend the experience.

Photos and text: Leonardo Dobbin

Heating the air inside the balloon

Wine Producer
It`s smooth and calm
All the work before the tour
A colorful vineyard
City trees