Post # 1
I know that there are a few of you who live in the SF / Napa area. FI and I are considering making a trip out there for our honeymoon and are trying to figure out where to stay and what to do while we’re there. Any of you ladies have insider tips?
Thanks in advance!
(PS-The wedding date on my profile isn’t accurate–we’ll be taking the trip during the summer, so if anything is seasonally-dependent…)
Post # 3
When I was in Napa I did the Sterling Vineyards Reserve Tour and Tasting. It was UH-MAYZING. Also the Artesa Vineyard is ridiculously cool looking and fun. You kind of can’t go wrong with Napa. It’s just gorgeous everywhere. I went in September and the weather was perfect and the grapes were almost ready for picking so I got some great pics.
Post # 4
I’m originally from about an hour from Napa and we take frequent trips there. My best advice is to check out chowhound (http://chowhound.chow.com/boards) for information. The people on that site are amazing and have a lot of very specific and very educated information on travelling in Napa.
From our several trips, our favorite vineyards to visit have been: Schramsberg (great tour, sparkling), Duckhorn (good cabs, beautiful location), Frog’s Leap (fun tour, great white’s), Silver Oak (way expensive but delicious), Del Dotto (ridiculous tour, nicknamed “del blotto”), Whitehall Lane (simple tasting room but fabulous wines for the price).
We have stayed in several lovely hotels, I would just decide on a budget and find one in your range, most everything is nice.
PM me if you have questions =)
Post # 5
Last year we did a Napa honeymoon for a couple. The groom was a racing fanatic, so we were able to arrange tours of two wineries owned by famous racecar drivers. (Andretti and -can’t remember the other one) Anyway, there are a ton of great places to stay. But the wine tour company that we use out there really knows their stuff, and made it trip of a lifetime.
The winery tours usually include tastings and a driver. The wine train is very popular, but if you can swing the private tours, they are really worth it.