I am taking the wife to Napa in mid fall after having been there once before for about 2 hours (Hit In&Out Burger and realized it was to late to do any tastings)
Here is my challenge (on top of her telling me to plan the whole thing)
1. The wife only likes sweet wines (and I mean sweet Rieslings are not sweet enough). Pro is she will drive while I do most tastings.
2. Because of this we only want to do tastings/tours that have as much to do with the wine as it does about the view/countryside.
3. I am a hardcore foodie she likes good food and we have a light budget (ie French Laundry is to much but a total bill in the $100-$150 range for a great dinner is ok) when we can get amazing food and its low cost she loves that even more.
4. We love the off beat, strange, new, unexpected discoveries you would not think of when you go some were. When we did a trip to Italy we skipped Florence so we could go to the national truffle festival in Alba and got horribly lost in the most beautiful countryside (one of our highlights)
5. We are there for a long weekend (arrive friday leave sunday)
So can anyone suggest some good ideas for:
Where I can take my wife for a tasting? Does anyone have sweet wines in Napa?
Where we should eat (foods/restaurants you have to try or go to)?
Things we should do that might not be the normal "Napa Experience" but might still be amazing?
I am reading this board for ideas and really appreciate how much knowledge you all seem to have so I figured it was worth a shot at asking. THX in advance
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