We are visiting wine country this weekend and wouldn't mind some help with our itinerary. We are headed to French Laundry Thursday for dinner and staying at The Wine Country Inn in St. Helena for the duration. We also have our wineries picked out for Friday and Saturday:
Friday - Ggrigich(? - might drop this as we've heard mixed reviews), Schramsberg, Cade, Phelps
Saturday: Rubissow, Opus, Staggs Leap
We haven't picked out lunch or dinner spots to go with what are hopefully some great wines. Any recommendations would be appreciated. As we will probably blow through our budget at FL, small places on the cheaper/mid-range would be best.
Also, any recommendations for any wineries that are not on our list that would be great. But what would be even better is to hear any recommendations for craft breweries or distilleries (as we have no prejudice against any type of booze) that should not be missed.
Thanks in advance.