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Napa Itinerary

boltsfan | Dec 5, 2012 12:50 PM

Taking my wife to Napa for her birthday. Staying at the Napa Cottages just South of Yountville. The Cottages receive lots of great reviews. They offer free dinner transportation to Yountville and several other nearby restaurants, so we are going to try to take advantage of that each night. Hopefully the cottages are as nice as they look online. They deliver Bouchon pastries to your doorstep every morning.

30 days out I had major issues making reservations for dinner. I thought it would be somewhat quiet the week between Christmas and New Years… guess I was wrong. We have dined at Bottega for lunch before (and loved it) so thought we would try for dinner this time. Might just show up early to walk around Yountville and put our name in or eat in the bar. Local friends that are Napa natives recommended Carpe Diem and Bistro Don Giovanni.

Here is the itinerary. We have some favorite wineries in Napa (Miner, Hall, etc…) but are trying to go off beaten path this trip (ex: Spring Mtn). Tasting prices have really gone up recently but we usually buy wine so hope to get a few waived. We usually prefer Healdsburg but were due for a Napa trip. Hopefully Yountville will still be decorated for Christmas. Any comments are welcome.

Dinner – 6:30pm @ Carpe Diem

Lunch – 11:30am @ Tra Vigne

1pm @ Relic (Hunnicutt wine cave)

2pm @ Failla

3pm @ Chateau Boswell

Dinner - 9pm @ Bottega

Lunch - 11:30am @ Redd

1:15pm @ Behren

3pm @ Pride

4:30pm @ Alpha Omega

Dinner - 7:30pm @ Bistro Don Giovanni

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