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Napa for 2 days and Sonoma/Russian River Valley for 1 day

livtocook | Sep 12, 2013 06:55 PM

Hi! I have read many posts for Napa/Napa Valley and just a few for Sonoma.
We love wine....specifically, Chardonnay.
I (not my husband) appreciate Zinfandel and Pinot Noir.
We are not wine experts...far from it! I could not imagine a wine tasting before Noon....sorry, don't judge me!
That being said...I have found Marie Lorraine's and a few others very helpful in planning our trip to Napa 9/18 - 9/22.
We have made appointments for Joseph Phelps Terrace Tasting on 9/18 and the Schramsberg Cave Tour on 9/19.
I hope to make it to the Hess Collection and Artesia appointments yet.
I have seen all the restaurant recommendations. We will definitely do Model Bakery for breakfast.
Will try to have lunch or Dinner at Redd..... if not Lunch.
Will also try for Etoile at Domaine Chandon.
Lunch will be at Taylor's Refresher and Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen.
Will try to get Fried Chicken at Addendum.
We will check out Downtown Napa for ZuZu. Will probably pick up items for lunch to go at Oakville Market.
We are more about "driving" and "scenery". I know there will be a lot between our hotel and our planned destinations.
I am really into food and cooking and amazing food.
We have heard about "Farm" at Carneros Inn. Not a lot of talk about
We are staying at the Marriott Napa Spa.
Is "Farm" a "good choice"?

On another completely different note....we would like to go to Sonoma on Sat 9/22. Will definitely go to Sonoma Square for atmosphere. Could you recommend one winery in the Russian River Valley for Chardonnay???
Is this do-able in one day since we are staying in Napa?
I would appreciate any input!
I apologize.....we are not wine experts but trying to learn!!!!

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