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would LOVE your thoughts on our Napa Itinerary...

Nicolle | Sep 5, 201305:52 AM

Hey all - would love your thoughts on our first-timer Napa itinerary.

We've received recommendations from friends, and I've scoured a lot of your earlier discussions - huge THANK YOU for all that great info.

We love wine (big reds vs. white/sparking) and live in NYC so are more interested in local restaurants vs. Morimoto, etc.

What are your thoughts / additional ideas / changes to this itinerary?

Arriving on 9/17
- Driving from SF to meet driver (any recommendations for driver?)
- 11:30 appointment at Caymus
- Lunch TBD
- 2 pm at Paraduxx
- Thinking of stopping by Chimney Rock and Plumpjack
- Dinner TBD, reservations as of last night at Redd Wood and Bistro Jeanty

- Breakfast at hotel
- 10 am at Quintessa
- noonish stop by Chateau Montalena (picnic lunch or Gotts Roadside?)
- 2 pm at Jordan
- 4:30 pm at Frank Family
- Thinking of stopping by Envy, August Biggs if time allows?
- Dinner @ Bottega (9 pm reservation currently, were hoping for a bit earlier? is that too late in Napa?)

- Breakfast at hotel
- Maybe a morning hike in Bothe-Napa Valley park
- No scheduled appointments, waiting to hear from Nickel & Nickel
- Thinking of Domaine Chandon, Pride, hot air balloon, or driving into Napa for the day (Oxbow Market)
- Dinner @ Farmstead (8 pm)

- Breakfast at hotel
- Depart for Sausalito, but can spend time around Napa as we have no set plans for the day/afternoon

A friend is trying to pull a few strings to get us a reservation at French Laundry, and we were interested in Redd - but we waited a bit too long to make reservations. oops. Would be interested in any of your recommendations for wineries, lunch, dinner, etc.

It's also my husband's 35th birthday, so if there are any special ideas for that, would love to hear them!

Thanks all!

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