So many people have said to skip castello di amorosa.... I think it looks beautiful, but why all the bad reviews?
Thanks for all the helpful insight.
Here is some more information about us: I prefer white wines, and enjoy sparkling wines as well. I like smoother, sweeter wine. My boyfriend likes both red and white, and isn't as big a fan of sweetness. Neither of us are huge wine drinkers, so we are looking forward to learning more about what we like. We are looking to learn more, experience as much as we can, and we're interested in unique and/or fun experiences. I know that I am also interested in the beautiful views Napa has to offer.
I've read that some of the wineries offer Chocolate pairings. I am a HUGE chocolate lover and these look amazing to me. They are expensive (Artesa offers one for $45 per person). Are they worth it?
I know that Girl and the Fig isn't the most prestigious restaurant in Sonoma, but we've heard good things and it's a bit more in our price range than Cyrus is.
Thanks for the tip, we moved our reservation to 11am
My boyfriend and I are going to be in Napa from Thurs Oct. 7 until Tuesday Oct. 12. After doing a lot of research I have created a barebones "itinerary. We have dinner reservations for each night, but have not made any winery reservations yet. We are both "newbies" and young [just turned 25] neither of us have been to Napa and while we enjoy wine, we're not huge wine drinkers, but we're hoping to learn more and become real wine drinkers!
I’ve laid out the “itinerary” below….I am kind of basing it around where we have reservations to eat. I’ve listed the wineries that have made it on to our “list.” I definitely want to know if we are missing any or if we are totally off. We want to see a diverse range of wineries. I gladly welcome suggestions/deletions/edits [as I realize we will need to cut the lists down]. Would love any tips on the best way to get the most out of our stay!
Wineries in Caneros on our list so far:
Wineries in Sonoma:
Wineries in Rutherford on our list so far:
Wineries in Oakville on our list so far:
Wineries in Napa/Yountville on our list so far:
Wineries in St. Helena on our list so far:
Wineries in Calistoga on our list so far:
Thanks so much!
Buena Vista Cafe
Van Der Heyden Vineyards