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Napa wineries with hillside fruit, NOT on Spring or Howell Mnt?

Thank you all for the encyclopedic knowledge and generous info! I just called Reverie (on Diamond Mountain) and they close on Nov. 10 til Dec. 15, fyi.

Nov 04, 2012
graysea in San Francisco Bay Area

Napa wineries with hillside fruit, NOT on Spring or Howell Mnt?

Thanks, Carrie.

Oct 31, 2012
graysea in San Francisco Bay Area

Napa wineries with hillside fruit, NOT on Spring or Howell Mnt?

Mike, we were planning to visit Napa before I learned about the Flavor event. While I am sorely tempted to attend something that weekend, I agree that we don't have enough time to soak in the Napa Valley scenery,visit a few wineries and relax before heading back to the rat race. Right now we have a reservation at Biale at the end of the day on Friday. We are expected at Erna Schein on Saturday morning. Otherwise we don't have any firm plans.

Here are some places friends have recommmended:
Alpha Omega 707.963.9999 no appt necessary
Hall (707) 967-2657
Truchard- Joanne Truchard (HG) 707.253.7153 LM
Domaine Chandon
Vincent Arroyo (Calistoga/Northern Napa) - BR
August Briggs - BR

I'm thinking that if we keep the appt at Erna Schein, maybe we visit a couple more wineries on Spring Mountain on Saturday. Then Sunday we may want to concentrate our visits to either Diamond Mtn or Howell.

I have self-identified the following wineries on all 3 mountains and I would genuinely appreciate your reaction to these possibilities. Thanks for your time and advice.

Spring Mountain (St. Helena)
*Terra Valentine - tours/tasting by appointment only 707.967.8340 www.terravalentine.com
*Paloma - tasting by appointment only 707.963.7504 www.palomavineyard.com
Keenan - tasting by appointment 707.963.917 www.keenanwinery.com
Pride - tours/tasting by appointment only 707.963.4949 www.pridewines.com

Diamond Mountain (Calistoga
)Reverie Vineyard and Winery – 1520 Diamond Mountain Road 707-942-6800 http://www.reveriewine.com/
Diamond Creek Winery - 1500 Diamond Mountain Road (707) 942-6926 http://www.diamondcreekvineyards.com
Von Strasser Winery - 1510 Diamond Mountain Road (707) 942-0930 http://www.vonstrasser.com/

Howell Mountain (Angwin
)Black Sears Winery 2615 Summit Lake Drive Angwin, CA 94508 (707) 965-9650
www.blacksears.com
Outpost Wines 2075 Summit Lake Drive Angwin, CA 94508 (707) 965-1718
http://www.outpostwines.com/
Neal Family Vineyards 716 Liparita Avenue Angwin, CA 94508 (707) 965-2800
http://www.nealvineyards.com/

Oct 30, 2012
graysea in San Francisco Bay Area

Napa wineries with hillside fruit, NOT on Spring or Howell Mnt?

AKMike, we are coming to Napa the same wknd you will be there for the CIA event.. Visting from FL and have never been to the area before. Our trip is so brief and I don't want to be tempted to overdo it. I read your comments on this post and a previous one and the relaxing, unherded experience you've described that you're looking for sounds a lot like what I'm hoping to find while we are there. I was referred to Erna Schein's and am intrigued about visitng Spring Mtn. I want to able to relax and enjoy the view while we are there. We hope to come back another time for a longer trip. Curious if I should try to spend a day in Sonoma (we have Saturday and Sunday only - flying home from SF Sun nite). Would love to read some more of your suggestions. Thank you

Oct 30, 2012
graysea in San Francisco Bay Area