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Need some help for return trip hburg/napa

ljero | May 6, 2008 10:37 AM

We are returning to wine country and are so excited! We need to narrow down the lists of choices for each day/night--and help, method to my madness is greatly appreciated. We are foodies from Chicago and love red wine, too. We prefer gorgeous and/or unique settings for meals and vineayrds, and family run vinyards with great reds we can find at the vineyards only (like Bella, last time). We love Pinot, Syrah and Cabs. We are staying in Windsor May 16-20. We have Sat, Sun, Mon and part of Tues. Las titme, we did Dry Creek Valley one day, Alexander V/Geyserville, WWRd, and RRV--but not completely, obviously. This time, we are thinking about traveling to Napa one day to do the Del Dotto caves for a fun experience (if the wines are good)...if we do Napa one day, we were thinking about Pride Mountain for picnic, Frank Family for reds, Kuleto for food/wine pairing; for dinner, we were thinking either Terra, Redd or Carneros Inn (is the view worth it)? then, we have two days for RRV. Other than wanting to try Hartford for pinots, Siduri, and possibly Seghesio for the wine/food pairings, we are not sure what else to do...we want to hit the Windsor market on Sunday and are looking for a great picnic spot--not Preston (we went there last time). Last time we did: J, Jordan, Bella, Papapietro Perry, Lynmar, Hook & Ladder, Michel Schlumberger, J. Swan, Martinelli. What are some others we msut try? I was thinking about Peay...For meals, thinking about Willi's and Zazu--do not want anything formal, but more laid back, wine country experiences with fabulous food (price not impt). Please help! We are all over the board and are trying to creat days that make sense travel wise. Thanks!

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