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San Francisco/Yountville - 4 day itinerary for review/questions

freshlycured | Jul 26, 2012 03:38 PM

My wife and I are headed out to San Francisco and Yountville/Wine Country in the middle of August (8/18-22). I'm feeling pretty good about our plans thanks to all the great contributors on this board. However, we still have some blanks to fill in and some specific questions. Please take a look and make any suggested changes/additions/subtractions:

Saturday in SF:
Up early and walk to the Ferry Building for RoliRoti and the rest of the goodies.
Taking BART to the A's game that evening. From what I've read, the food options at the Coliseum are pretty weak, so I'm thinking we might want to grab a late dinner/snack near our Financial District hotel. Is there anything worth grabbing in that area? Is it convenient to hop off the BART in the MIssion and find something casual there?

Sunday in SF/Head to Yountville:
Brunch at Yank Sing. Then we're hitting the road.
Late lunch at El Molino Central.
Tour/tasting at Benziger. This is our first visit to Sonoma/Napa. Seems like a fun place to learn something about the process and do our first tasting. I'm a wine drinker (but know very little about it), but my wife is not. She, however, is looking at this trip as an opportunity to get into wine.
For dinner, we'll probably just grab something casual near our Yountville hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel and then off to Rutherford area. Round Pond Olive Oil Tour/Tasting, Frog's Leap and Robert Sinskey seem like good choices. I like reds, especially cabs and pinot noir. Not sure what order to do these in, but I'd like to squeeze in an interesting lunch somewhere. Rutherford Grill maybe?
Dinner that night at Redd. Very excited. Would you recommend the tasting menu with wine parings?

We're leaving this day wide open, although we'll probably do a tasting at Chandon as my wife likes sparkling wines. Depending on how much we get into the tastings, we might head to a different area (Spring Mountain?). Or possibly head to the coast and check out the beach. If we decide to be less adventurous, I'm thinking we need to visit Napa proper at least once. Is Morimoto a reasonable option (lunch/dinner) or am I looking at $100+ per person? Bistro Sabor looks interesting as well.

Wednesday we're off to Vegas for e and LOS, but that's for a different board. Thanks in advance for your help/critiques.

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