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Honeymoon in Napa/Sonoma need help planning!

My fiancé and I are planning our honeymoon to Napa/Sonoma and are hoping for some help. We're looking for suggestions on wineries in both regions as well as restaurant recs. We've been to Napa once before last year, and we loved Rond Pond, Rombaur and Honig. We prefer Cabs and Zins but are open to anything with a romantic beautiful setting. We are hoping to make reservations at the French Laundry (crossing my fingers!) Botegga, Redd and Ad Hoc. Out of the ladder three which is the best? We are trying to steer away from the touristy stuff, and stick to the places with a more personal experience and a great setting. We loved a lot of the smaller family vineyards. We don't really know anything about Sonoma, so we really need help scoping out the best wineries and other places to visit. We are going in October and staying at the Cottages of Napa for five days. We were also hoping to do some sight seeing/hiking...any suggestions here? Any other suggestions on places to eat/drink visit? Here is a GIANT list of wineries I'm considering...I know they're kind of all over the place. Any additions/suggestions and comments are really appreciated. Thank you for all of your help!

Hall
O'Brians
Stags Leap
Sinskey
Heitz
McKenzie Mueller
Kaz
A. Rafanelli
Pride
Carlisle
Gary Farrell
Preston
Amphora
Pine Ridge
Chimney Rock
Silver Oak
Paloma
Flora Springs
Whitehall Lane
Saddleback
Iron Horse
Lyn Mar
Wooden Head
Gundlach Bundschau
Kundera
Wellington
Ridge Lytton Springs
Mayo Family
Sojourn
Mazzocco
Quivira
Unti
Kenzo

Please help us narrow down what's really worth while!

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The French Laundry
6640 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599

Ad Hoc
6476 Washington St., Yountville, CA 94599

May 31, 2011
EMurphy313 in San Francisco Bay Area