We'll be making our first visit to wine country June 1-5 to celebrate our 10th anniversary. We would really appreciate some recommendations on can't miss restaurant and winery experiences.
We don't want anything as fancy as the French Laundry...we're looking more for very nice casual with excellent food and great atmosphere. So far, the restaurants that look to be in our range are Mustard's and Tra Vigne (to give you some frame of reference). We'll be staying at Silverado and will have a car, so anyplace within an hour's drive would be fine.
We would also love to hear of your favorite wineries in the region. If I could find my guide book at this moment, I could tell some of those that looked interesting for your confirmation or dismissal. Unfortunately, it seems to be AWOL at the moment.
Thank you so much for your help. I look forward to your recommendations.