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Napa Weekend to Celebrate Big Birthday - Comments and Suggestions Please

kovets | Oct 6, 2012 11:50 AM

Hi All,

My wife and I are traveling to Napa for the first time in 15 years to celebrate my (GULP) 40th birthday. Since my last trip, I have grown to appreciate fine food and wine and certainly am looking for a very different experience from the last time I was in the area.

The itineray below is a very rough draft and I am willing to change any portion of it (keeping in mind that my wfe loves good sparkling wines and I am a sucker for plush hotel bathrooms).

We are flying into San Francisco in early 2013 and will be staying for two days. I am hoping the weather cooperates so we can enjoy some biking and picnicking.

Please provides comments, suggestions, and reccomended alternatives.

Arrive 9:00 AM Friday (SFO):

Drive to Napa, pickup picnic basket at Oxbow or D&D
Tasting & Picnic at Rombauer
Cave Tour & Tasting at Schramsberg (12:30)

Check into Carneros Inn
Dinner at Boon Fly


Ride bikes to Etude for 11 AM tasting
Pickup picnic basket at Carneros and bike to Truchard for tasting\tour 12:30
Tasting at Cuvaison 2:30
Tasting at Domaine Carneros 3:30
Dinner at FARM 7:30


Late lunch at Etoile
Depart SFO at 6:30 PM


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