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3+ days in wine country - will my plan work??

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nycreba | | Mar 25, 2010 03:11 PM

My husband and I are coming to Sonoma county (and the surrounding environs) at the end of April. Before I go about setting up appointments at various wineries, I was curious what those of you who are local to the area thought of my planning. Will my tentative itinerary require too much driving? Are three wineries/day too much? Is it absurd to stay waaaay out of Healdsburg but migrate back daily? This is my rough outline - your suggestions/feedback are welcome.

Day 1:
Arrive into SFO, Pick up car and head to Glen Ellen. Staying at the Gaige House there. Hoping to arrive by mid afternoon. Will attempt either Hanna Winery or Gundlach Bundschu, depending on timing. Dinner at Santi if its open in time (please!) in Santa Rosa.

Day 2:
Wineries! Hoping to hit 3 out of 4 of these guys, driving out from Glen Ellen toward Healdsburg.
J Vineyards, Merry Edwards, A. Rafanelli, Gary Farrell.
Dinner at Cyrus in Healdsburg,

Day 3:
Hit remaining 1/4 from previous day.
Go to Hanna/Gundlach - whatever was not visited on Day 1.
Spend time in Healdsburg; perhaps Rosenblum tasting room?
Dinner at Dry Creek Kitchen

Day 4: San Fran for dim sum at Yank Sing and then home.

Any thoughts? Is this reasonable?

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