I'll be with my family in Napa. Could you suggest good/best wineries to visit and taste?
Would like to take an additional 3 days after visiting NAPA. Not interested in San Francisco. Ideas? Willing to drive or take an additional flight.
My husband and I are thinking of taking a trip to Napa from SFO. I read about a lot of tours incl a bicycle tour. I need help to decide whether we should use these tour companies or do it on our own. Please help with any info that you think might help us decide.
Thanks in advance
Hi! We are not wine snobs... just looking for a pretty drive to a fun
winery for novice wine drinkers? Napa or Sonoma area?
I thought I would try the forum to see if maybe someone could figure this out, because I've not been able to find it.
My wife has a business meeting in Santa Rosa on the week of 10-12. We were going to drive up there and, once her meeting is finished on Friday, spend at least another night in the area. However, that weekend, the hotels get ridiculous, and I'm trying to figure out what's going on there.
It seems to get worse as you move toward Napa, so I'm thinking that Napa is where the event is. Hotels in Fairfield are extremely high, while those in Concord are normal, and I may end up staying in Concord before flying out on another trip.
Can anyone find this major event, just to satisfy my own curiosity?
Hi, we are traveling with our two teenagers and would like to find out different options to go from San Francisco to Napa. Your help will be appreciated.Thank you !
I am trying to put together a not too expensive stay in Napa Valley for my husband and I.
I looked at this tour: - $99 for 6 hours and 4-5 wineries. Sounds ok. But the tasting fees are not incl. So I guess, i'll have to double the price then?
I think then maybe we will just go to one ore two wineries by our selves (we have a rentalcar). I just haven't figured out which ones we should go to yet. Maybe take the signature tour and tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery.
Anyway, the hole idea about going to Napa, was that I kinda had this picture in my head, of me and my husband having a romantic picnic on a beautiful spot overlooking lush vineyards.
Does anyone have a suggestion for such a spot?
Is there a casino in the area?
Are there any "kid-friendly" wineries or vineyard? I am interested even in a U-pick location.
Would anyone know of a winery that the tables are set up under a pergola of vines for the reception? Any other recommendations would be appreciated or beautiful settings, but not too expensive.
Thanks so much for your help!
There is a store and deli that has been around for 35 years, it was on Barfoot Contesa's show today but I didn't get the name.
Thanks for your help.
I can't decide whether or not to do the tour. We're only in Napa for one day and I don't know if I want to take that much time. What will I miss if I don't do the tour?
Hello! Taking my wife to Napa for our 15th anniversary next month. We've never been there. I've read up a bit on things to do (Wine Train sounds cool), but would appreciate if anyone had a 2-3 day itinerary they could share. We will have a rental from SFO. Thanks in advance!
Similar to Lemonpie's post last month, I'm looking for tips on where to stay in Napa. My boyfriend and I are in our late 20's and are making our first trip out to the area. We prefer to stay in an active area with things to do that are within walking/biking distance, but also plan to use a rental car to get to worthwhile destinations that we cannot walk to. We're looking for a vacation rental with outdoor space and a kitchen; we love to cook and I'm really looking forward to checking out some of the farmers markets and gourmet shops I've read about. We also like to wine-and-dine out, and hope to stay someplace where we won't have to rely on a car to do so. After reading books and checking out websites for weeks, I could really use some advice! We will be spending 4 days in Napa and 3 in Sonoma.
Thanks for any input!
Hello again.....is there such a map that will show all the wineries in Napa?
Thanks VT Friends!
I've heard there are coupons availble on-line for various wineries/restaurant. Where do I find them? Thanks!
Our first time to Napa will be this summer...we want a hotel/resort in the "heart of Napa" near wineries...I have researched and cannot seem to find one that has a central location. Perhaps hotels in the "heart of Napa" don't exist and they are scattered or I am not looking in the right place. Help!
Any suggestions would be appreciated. Price does not matter.
Thanks everyone! :)
We've decided to add on two days in the Napa Valley to a long, CA trip. I've been there before, but it was quite awhile ago. Calistoga looks like a good destination, but we are open to any suggestions. I'd like a nice inn or B&B - maybe about200 or so a night. Anyone have a favorite spot? We'll have a car.
I am in the midst of planning a 2 week vacation in CA for my boyfriend and I in August. Our first stop is for five days in San Fran (See post— and then we head to the Napa/Sonoma region for another five days/four nights. We have booked four nights at Churchill Manor but I am considering shorting that to two so that we can have two days in Sonoma—is this a good idea? Is Sonoma worth a stop over, or should we remain based in Napa and simply drive over for a day's visit in Sonoma?
We plan to visit Robert Mondavi winery and possibly La Crema—other suggestions are welcome. We would also like to do the Napa Valley Wine Train. Other than that, we have no official plans in the area and would love some advice. Maybe a spa, some shopping, and just general relaxation. The two of us are also foodies and hope to eat at some great restaurants in the area. I know that there are some "celebrity chef" restaurants in the area and think that might be cool to try one night. We also love to take pictures, so if you recommend any picturesque locations, we would love that. We wouldn't mind going on a light hike in the area if there are good places to do so. Finally, for the drive to and from Napa/Sonoma and San Fran, we would like to know of any places worth a stop.
Thank you in advance to those who post suggestions—I've supported California wine country in the comfort of my South Louisiana home for some time now and am excited for my first trip to the area!
Can anyone suggest a couple of nice restaurants in the Napa Valley (we're staying in Napa) that won't set me back a months mortgage, like French Laundry will?
Thanks in advance!
I've been reading Tripadvisor, and lots of great reviews on a number of places in the Napa area.... but my girlfriend and I are looking for relaxation and a nice social scene/hotel bar, or reasonably close access to shops and restaurants. I noticed a lot of the reviews were posted by couples... and we're a couple of busy working moms getting away... any suggestions??
Thanks in advance!
My wife and I are heading to Napa in March, our first trip to the region.
Any suggestions for can't miss winery tours/tastings? We'll most likely take the "wine train" during the day at some point, but looking for other suggestions. Thanks in advance!
My husband and I are going on a bike tour and spending 2 nights in Calistoga. Anyone know of reasonable but charming nice B&B there?
My wife and I will be spending 2 nights in mid-August in the Napa-Sonoma area to visit some wineries, yet to be determined. Where would be a good place to stay? Napa or Sonoma valleys? What are some interesting wineries to visit. Thanks.
Just thinking ogf going here this summer among other places. Is a car mandatory?
What is suggested for maximum number of days without going bonkers with boredom.
Are their many tours in differrent directions or most go to the same places
Any help and advice is appreciated.Thanks-gene
The winery is closed and it was one of our favorites. Does anyone know where Tony from the tasting room works now?
I'm thinking of taking my wife to Napa Valley for Valentine's day. Any suggestions for hotels?
We are heading to Napa (actually staying in St. Helena) in a couple of days. Can anyone suggest some low-key restaurants and some nice restaurants to go eat?
I am trying to figure out where is a better location to stay, Napa or Sonoma downtown area.
I want to visit the wineries during the day, and I am not sure which of the two will offer beter and more things to do after.
Will wait for your reply to make my hotel reservation.
We live in San Diego and will be flying into SF to visit Napa and Sonoma this fall and then fly to Seattle. I hope to buy some wine (not all from the same winery. Any suggestions on how to get the wine back to San Diego? Many thanks in advance!
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