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Lunch at Redd - recommendation for wineries nearby?

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I was thinking about having lunch at Redd having read some of the reviews on this forum - I was wondering if anyone could recommend one or two wineries nearby to visit for tastings?

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  1. Probably one of the best places to go nearby is Ma(i)sonry. They serve Blackbird, a well as others, and have ongoing art exhibits. It's a short walk from Redd, and well worth a visit

    http://www.maisonry.com/

    1. How close is close? There are a lot of great wineries in Spring Mountain area - Pride Mountain, Bennett, to name a few...

      Or do you want something along the Silverado Trail - I like Regusci. Also, would recommend Frog's Leap for a fun experience (but reservations are required for their tours.. you can do a tasting, but tours are free and fun).

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      1. re: jlfoodie

        We did the tour and tasting at Schramsberg then went to lunch at Redd. If you are into great sparkling wines it was worth the cost. Need to make a reservation. I thought they were quite generous with the wines. I also thought Redd was excellent and their lunch prices very good value.

        1. re: scfinson

          We loved our lunch at REDD! Right across the street is Domaine Chandon where I would suggest going. We will be back in the wine country soon, can't wait! :)

          1. re: syrahgirl

            Thanks for all the replies so far, lots of interesting choices. I'm probably thinking of somewhere within 30 minutes drive of Redd

            1. re: ek27

              In 30 minutes from Redd, you can get to almost any winery on the valley floor. What are your preferences and price ranges? I've been to them all -- many more than once. One tasting room that's really close to Redd -- aside from Ma(i)sonry -- is Hope & Grace. They make some nice wines, including a version of Regusci Cabernet (mentioned above).

              www.thirstyreader.com

              1. re: ThirstyReader

                Price is not too much of a concern so much a a unique tasting experience -I'd rather go to a smaller winery than a large commercial one, which is why I'd be happy to travel a little.

                I have a preference for reds (particularly Shiraz, but reds in general).

                Any other recommendations apart from Maisonry and Hope & Grace.

                1. re: ek27

                  Some of the best wineries in Napa Valley are near Redd:
                  Gemstone, Keever, Kapscandy.

                  Additionally...
                  The Ma(i)sonry rec is a good one -- 11 wineries (IIRC) pouring in a charming old stone building
                  with modern art. Check out Tor Kenwood's wines there, among others.
                  http://www.maisonry.com/

                  Also, Hope & Grace is about a block away in a tasting room. Charles Hendricks makes ****wonderful**** wine. Opulent, perfectly balanced, not a fruit bomb in the lot. I tasted through the entire line recently.

                  Dominus Winery makes Euro-style swill and is one of the most amazing buildings in the entire valley.

                  Here is the Napa Valley Vintners Association list of wineries in Yountville:
                  https://www.napavintners.com/wineries...

                  1. re: ek27

                    With an emphasis on Syrah, I would second the recommendations for Plumpjack, although they are part of the Plumpjack group of resorts and restaurants. If you want something really unique in that area, I might recommend Quixote, which does require and appointment. They specialize in Cab and Petit Sirah, and their building is designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, making it a very unique environment, to say the least.

                    www.thirstyreader.com

        2. I am planning a visit in May and have been asking friends for recommendations. A few of my friends highly recommend Reverie Winery in Calistoga. The tastings are done outdoors in a redwood grove. By the way, we are also planning to eat at Redd!

          1. Here are a few threads that have been invaluable in helping me plan my trips recently.

            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/648263
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/643916
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/537370

            You can probably do two or three appointments plus lunch depending on how much time you have in Napa. Neyers is a small winery that was recommended for its zins & though they require an appt., are very flexible.

            Recommendations from various sources that don't require appointments...Plumpjack, Cosentino, Robert Sinskey, Elizabeth Spencer.