4 foodies (2 chicago/2 NYC) are making a return trip to the area (windsor). Last year in Sept we dined at: Farmhouse and Santi for dinner; John Ask for lunch, picnic at Preston for lunch, and Windsor farmer market. what are other must dos? I had thought cyrus last year, but thought that it was too much like many rests in NYC/Chi atmosphere wise. We want something more local, reminiscent of wine country, i.e. dining at farms, vineyards, pretty gardens, etc. any thoughts for some great dinners/lunches? price not impt. do you think zazu is worth the drive? or one in Napa we must do? how about great wine dinners?
As for vineyards: last time, we went to: Jordan, Bella (which we loved), Preston, Ridge, J, Papapietro Perry, Michel-Schlumberger, Lynmar, Hook & Ladder, Arista, DeLoach. We love pinot noir and buy Rochioli a lot at home and G. Farrell. We are looking for some off the beaten path vineyards, smaller production, family owed with fabulous wines. we actually love all diff types of reds but esp. love pinot. any suggestions? also want some fun food pairings or interesting tours, i.e. the twilight tour of ladera, siduri with food and wine pairings. should we do silverado trail in Napa? Any thoughts are really appreciated!
Lastly, we did the horseback riding in the redwoods, drive to jenner but may have to go back that way for Peay. Any other interesting must dos?
sorry for all the qs! thank you so much for the help!