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1 day in Napa: Itinerary advice?

jleung | Jan 5, 201011:51 PM

Happy New Year everybody,

On the 16th (a Saturday) I will be taking my wife wine-tasting in Napa for her birthday. She loves Sauvignon Blanc, but I also like Cabs and Pinot Noir. However, this trip is really for her, so I want to focus on finding some good SB to take home with us. If a winery does exceptional Cab and PN, that's a bonus.

We only have time for a one-day trip, and I am hoping to put together an itinerary that gives us a chance to try a lot of places. However, I don't want to make the schedule too tight otherwise she will probably not enjoy the day. Here is what I have so far:

10am: Cakebread Cellars : Sensory Evaluation seminar (lasts until 11:30)

12pm: Lunch at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

1pm: Joseph Phelps Vineyards (they said this would take about an hour when I called to make the appointment)

2:15: Honig Vineyard & Winery

3:15 Grgich Hills Cellars

4:15 St Supery Winery

5:15 V Wine Cellar (to try Toquade, which a friend recommended)

Is that too aggressive? Given our tastes, are there other places that I might want to check out rather than what I have listed? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen
1327 Railroad Ave., St. Helena, CA 94574

Joseph Phelps Vineyards
200 Taplin Rd, Saint Helena, CA

Cakebread Cellars
8300 St Helena Hwy, Rutherford, CA

Grgich Hills Cellars
1829 Saint Helena Hwy, Rutherford, CA

Honig Vineyard & Winery
850 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford, CA

St Supery Winery
8440 St Helena Highway, Rutherford, CA

V Wine Cellar
6525 Washington St, Yountville, CA

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