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Help finalizing travel dates for Napa (winery research already done)

liuzhen | Apr 3, 201204:38 PM

Hi all,

I am a long-time lurker who is planning a trip to Napa this fall and would appreciate input on which of these two time periods is better to go:

1] Nov. 1-6
2] Nov. 7-12
3] No real difference

I've read almost every Napa-related thread on here and couldn't find an answer that quite fit my question, but please pardon me if I missed it somehow.

Additional info to consider:

-- I am a wine geek and will be going mainly to the smaller/boutique wineries, so I'd prefer the time period that would make it easier on the winery folks to accommodate me and my (small) group. Some of my tastings will be done with the winemakers.

-- That said, I'm also hoping to have picnics at two of the wineries and spend some time on hiking and other outdoor activities, so if the weather is likely to be different one week vs. the other, that's important, too.

-- Is one week going to be more crowded, or is it pretty much the same?

-- The cost of lodging is a non-factor since I'll be staying at a friend's home.

Sincere thanks and appreciation to anyone who is willing to help!

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