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Napa Engagement Proposal - It's Going Down

hungree | Apr 19, 2012 12:32 AM

OK, I really hope my GF doesn't know my Chowhound handle. I don't think she does.

Wine hounders - need your assistance.
Here's the plan for a weekend in July/August:

Meadowood Friday, get breakfast in the room Saturday morning, skip their proposal packages (don't wan't calligraphy box and hoopla) and just hop in a car Saturday after breakfast and hit up some wineries.

Which 3-4 (4-5?) wineries would we have time to check out that would also double as good places where we can be walking alone and I can pop the Q? I've done a bit of research, but basically, I'm worried that other people will be doing the exact same thing as me, and definitely she doesn't want this to be a public proposal. Hopefully I can find enough places with enough areas for self-guided tours in vineyards/gardens that there will be a few opportune moments.

I'm thinking:

--Sterling Vineyards (maybe propose in the tram on the way up?)
--Ferrari Carano (maybe in the gardens)
--Rutherford Hill (idk, saw some references to this in other posts)

That night I want to do dinner at Meadowood (hopefully 8:30-9pm reservation), which is why we'll be doing in-room breakfast as opposed to a mid-day picnic.

We've been to Napa a few times, but I can't really remember the places we liked. As long as theres lots of views/nature to walk around it would work. [/SAP ALERT] Please help me make this memorable for the love of my life. [/END SAP]

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