What winery in Napa/Sonoma has the best..........
....Christmas decorations and atmosphere?
Yes, a hilarious question, I know, but I'm taking my parents to SF for the holidays, and they would like to roadtrip out to Napa to experience the area. They're 71 and 77 and from Wisconsin. Imagine Angela Lansbury and Dick Van Dyke.
They love a good glass of wine, and have decent enough palates to know a good one from a not-so-good, but have just become delicate in their age about how much they can drink, so they can only have so much before they get tired or woozy, bless their hearts.
As a result, I'd like to know which wineries have the best/coziest Christmas atmosphere. I actually think the surroundings will make more of an impression on them. Having been to Napa before myself, I know that the quality of wine there is enough that it'd be hard to find a glass of wine there that they would not enjoy.
Also, if anyone has a recommendation for a tour driver in the area that is a charming, talkative older gent, I'll take it. I know there's lots of services to choose from, but if you've got one where it's an older feller with a lot of charming personality, I think they'd love it.
I second Bella! It is so beautiful and the tasting is done in the Caves.
If you plan to go to Bella I also suggest you stop by Preston. Its my favorite. Its a beautiful farm property and doesn't feel as commercial as some of the others so I am sure your Wisco family will love it. If you go on a Sunday they sell a jug o' wine (4 bottles worth) for $30 some bucks!
Fantastic! Thanks for the tips....that's just enough. Plenty of associates I knew were full of tips for which wineries made their favorite varieties of wine, but nobody was a regular enough visitor to give me good recomendations for atmosphere.
I've eaten at Bouchon, and loved it! A great place for them.
for coziest atmosphere in a Napa winery, particularly for septuagenarians, it would be hard to beat Kuleto Estate. The feel of the tasting room is that of a hunting lodge. http://www.kuletoestate.com/
If you are shooting for coziness from the perspective of providing the best rapport to their age class, then Tedeschi Family Winery wins hands down, and the wines are far superior to those of Kuleto, and much less costly. http://www.tedeschifamilywinery.com/
You will need reservations in either case.
I am looking to take my in-law for a Napa tour. As they are not into wine, so I am looking for some place that has a better , casual atmosphere.