My husband and I are spending two full days in Napa, in early August. We’ll be staying in the downtown area (White House Inn). We’re planning on spending the first day (Monday) on a wine tour, something casual and fun to get the lay of the land. We’re leaning towards Platypus, but are open to suggestions.
For our second day (Tuesday), we’d like to visit three wineries on our own, using uber or lyft. I’ve read a bunch of articles and have researched a few vineyards, but I’m having a difficult time narrowing it down. We’ve also noticed that some of the tastings (especially those with food pairings) aren’t available on Tuesdays. Below are a few thoughts:
• We enjoy dry crisp white wine, light reds (pinot noir) as well as bigger reds (cabs). The only style of wine we’re not crazy about is oaked chardonnay.
• We’d like to do one cave tour – I was looking at Schramsberg, Stag’s Leap, & Vine Cliff
• What should we do for lunch? I wanted to do the olive oil tasting at Round Pond, but according to their website, it’s only available Fri-Sun. Can you either recommend a vineyard that does a small food pairing, somewhere where we can do a picnic lunch or a restaurant close to one of the vineyards were we can grab a quick bite?
• I also need help with the timing, how much time should we allocate for travel and at each vineyard.
Thanks for all your help!
(BTW - i also posted this on Napa Valley board)