Please Help! Napa Itinerary
My husband and I are planning our first visit to Napa. We are not wine experts, but we enjoy good wine and fresh, delicious food. I have some dietary restrictions (no meat or chicken). I am really excited about our vacation, but I am so confused by the wineries and lay of the land and how to spread everything out, so I would appreciate some help. We are staying at the Solage for 3 nights. We are coming from NY, so we will have 2 full days.
Arrive SFO and drive to calistoga
If there is time, visit a vineyard on the way
Dinner at JoLe
Day 2 and 3:
Pride (spring Mountain)
Frias Family (Spring Mountain)
Smith Madrone (Spring Mountain)
Nickel and Nickel
Which ones should we choose? Any other's that you would suggest? I need help organizing the days.
Also, wouldn't mind doing a bike tour - are there any ones you would recommend?
Day 2 Dinner at Solage
Day 3 Dinner at The Farmstead or Grill at Meadowood
Also, can you please recommend a good, but reasonable car service?
lunch at girl and the fig and then drive to Monterey/Carmel
Monterey/Carmel any restaurant suggestions?
All suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
For me, I'd skip Elizabeth Spencer. It's not particularly picturesque or on a vineyard, and I find the wines acceptable but not anything that stands out.
If you are vegetarian/vegan, and have the budget (not sure what your budget is) I'd replace Millenium with Atelier Crenn - with notice they are willing to create a whole menu around your dietary restrictions.
Sounds like a fun time! I'd recommend plotting your desired wineries on a google map and seeing what makes most sense. As it happens, I covered a lot of similar places when planning a trip earlier this year. Feel free to steal my google map:
Here's how my itinerary got shaped: