Lunch and a tasting at the winery
No lunch, but a great food and wine pairing experience is available at Swanson's Vineyard in Rutherford. I have done it a few times, and it is an elegant and relaxing experience.
Here is the info copied from the website(swansonvineyards.com)
Open, by appointment only: Wednesday through Sunday
Duration: 1 -1.5 hours
Harvey Tasting (up to 8 guests)
Explores a bird’s eye view of Swanson wines. We will visit a delightful assortment of our current vintage wines--including the Alexis, along with small batch, unattainable wines known as the Salon Selections, all perfectly paired with individual plates of Swanson caviar, select artisanal cheeses, and our signature Alexis Bonbon. Typically we taste through seven wines.
$55 per person (Seating times: 11:00am or 1:30pm)
not exactly a restaurant, but i've been to franciscan release parties few times in the past. good food (rack of lamb, foie gras pate, beef tartar....etc) and wine with a reasonable price. But, it only happens few times a year.
(forgot to mention, it's AYCE and AYCD)
check this site for the schedule...http://www.localwineevents.com/Napa-W...