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Napa Valley recs please - activities, lunches, wineries

andrewteee | Jun 18, 2013 12:43 PM

I've searched the forum and have a few notes, but would appreciate any further or more detailed input. I'm taking my wife to Napa Valley for her 40th; it's our first weekend away from the kids - ever! We're staying at the Calistoga Ranch (indeed, all out) and having dinners at Redd and Ad Hoc. I've also scheduled a massage for her Saturday morning. Driving up Friday to beat traffic and coming back early Sunday.

Can you recommend a lunch spot for Friday (to kick off the weekend) and for Saturday (something lighter or maybe a picnic)? And if we hit a winery or two what would you suggest? To be honest, we are not that into the "California style" of fruit-forward wines; we like dry, earthy reds. But we're absolutely open to new things and frankly I'd love to be re-introduced to Napa Valley wines. A single informative wine tour might be fun. Also, any specific hikes or activities that you suggest.

Otherwise, we plan to relax a lot.

Here is the list I collected from my search.

Possible lunch spots
* Goose & Gander
* Farmhouse
* Backyard
* Cafe Lucia
* Bistro Sabor
* Bounty Hunter
* La Luna market for a burrito
* Sunshine Foods for cheeses
* Boon Fly (doughnuts?)

Thank you!

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