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Is this one-day Napa itinerary crazy?

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  • sw79 Mar 24, 2012 11:46 AM
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After much debate over Napa vs. Sonoma, a girlfriend and I have decided to visit Napa in mid-April. The goals of our trip are sight-seeing, drinking interesting wines (no varietal preference), eating good food, and having fun. We will be staying in San Fran and are driving up to Napa for the day. Is this itinerary overly ambitious with all the driving involved? Is there anything we should change, add or leave out?

*Start with a very early (8 - 9 am) breakfast at Boon Fly Cafe
*Tasting at Domaine Carneros
*Drive up to Sterling (primarily for experience but will also taste)
*Tasting at Schramsberg
*Tasting at Duckhorn
*Drive down to Reynolds Family for a tasting
*Dinner at Bottega (5:45 pm reservation was the best we could get)

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  1. Sounds doable. Putting Reynolds between Carneros and Sterling (tourist trap) would cut the driving a bit.

    1. Are any of these appointments? Just be aware that traffic/tastings are rarely efficient. As long as you are willing to go with the flow if the schedule falls apart, you will be fine.