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Wineries with picnic areas

We are planning a visit to Healdsburg and would like to have a picnic at a winery.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks.

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    1. re: Janet

      Healdsburg is in Sonoma, not Napa.

      1. re: wally

        Picky, picky.,picky. Hop Kiln.

        1. re: wolfe

          Hop Kiln in my mind has one of the worst QPR (quality to price ratio) of any winery in Sonoma. They are $20 to $40 a bottle, and their wine tastes to me like something you could easily pick up at random from Safeway. *shrug* Grounds are nice, building is interesting, staff is fine, but it's just not very good.

          A recent thread on picnic areas:
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/831904

          1. re: goldangl95

            If a winery's a good spot for a picnic, all I really care is that they have one good picnic wine. Hop Kiln's Thousand Flowers blend is, at least most years.

        1. Nalle in Dry Creek has a nice picnic area and good wines.

          Rochioli near Hop Kiln has a spectacular picnic area, but you might not find wines for sale there.

          1. Preston is nice, especially if you like cats.