I know there are some Sonoma/Napa threads already, but to be honest, it was just too overwhelming with the amount of information.
My mom and I are planning a day trip to either Sonoma or Napa. We haven't decided yet whether to go on a tour, but because we would rather not be with a large group of people and want to have some time to do our own thing, we are currently leaning towards renting a car.
We want to hit 3 or 4 wineries and grab lunch and dinner while we're in wine country. (Mom doesn't want to do a picnic, so restaurants only. She also can't eat cheese or butter, so pizza-centric places are kind of out, too! Unless they have a good selection of other food.) We're on a budget, so we're not looking to eat at super fancy places (think $$$$ on Yelp), but we may be able to splurge for one meal if the food is THAT good (think $$$).
A friend of mine who has been to Sonoma suggested the following wineries (we want to stay relatively close to the town)... revisions/suggestions? (Also FYI, the mother is a big Pinot Noir fan. We also love the bubbly!):
If we were planning to do Napa instead, what would be four wineries and a couple restaurants relatively close to the "downtown" area you would suggest?