Schafer, Trefethen, or Cakebread
Hello! I have read lots of great information here in regards to wineries, etc., and have narrowed my list down to three:
Schafer, Trefethen and Cakebread
Of these, which should I pick? I'm headed to California around memorial day weekend and will have time to visit two wineries. My parents and I have decided already upon Domain Chandon, as my dad is a fan of the bubbly stuff. I prefer red wines or riesling style whites. As a family, we aren't fans of Chardonnay. Anyway the burden of picking the other has landed on my shoulders - any advice will be most appreciated!
Thanks in advance!
All three produce excellent reds, especially top of the line Cabs. Trefethen make a superb dry Riesling. Give thnm a shot.
I would also recommend going to Mumm, since you like bubbly. Skip the brut prestige and go for the other bottlings that are only available at the winery, like the extended triage and a couple of vineyards specific ones (I don't remember the names).
Since you will be coming on a holiday weekend, be very aware of the traffic up 29 which will be a crawl. I would recommend Trefethen for their riesling and then cut across to the silverado trail for Shafer. As have been mentioned, you do need a appt for Shafer.