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Calistoga Anniversary Weekend: Wineries and Food 'Field Trips'?

Thanks for all of the replies so far, especially this one. I was thinking of Sterling for the picnic and 'disney-esque' cable car ride, but I will think about Chateau Montelena instead. Thanks again.

Jul 30, 2007
rsabella in San Francisco Bay Area

Calistoga Anniversary Weekend: Wineries and Food 'Field Trips'?

My wife and I both grew up in Sonoma County, and we have enjoyed all that the Russian River and Alexander Valleys have to offer. We rarely go to Napa, and could use some recommendations. For a milestone wedding anniversary weekend in August (Fri, Sat, Sun) I have reserved a hotel in Calistoga. I'm looking for wineries with great wine, but also great, romantic scenery. Since we are in Calistoga, I would like to stay at the north end of the valley -- Yountville and above. We really like Pinots, then Zins, and an occansional really good Chardonnay. I realize that this part of the valley is typically known for great Cabs, and the Pinots are found further south towards the bay.
Here were some intial thoughts after reading the boards: Sterling Winery, Miner, Frog's Leap Winery, Robert Sinskey, Cliff Lede, Arroyo Winery. Other recommendations? Other good 'field trips' to fun olive oil tasting or other places in the area? Thanks for the help!

Jul 29, 2007
rsabella in San Francisco Bay Area