I have been planning a gathering for my family in Napa for this coming Sunday and Monday. (We will be coming from South Bay).
I would like to seek adive on my routing, choices of wineries and the orders of visit
It is my family's first time doing wine tasting in the area. We are looking for a wide range of wine tasting experience. But for myself, i am particularly interested in red, particulary want to explore pinot noir and Cabernet Sauvingnon, and also fume blanc
Day 1 (Sunday):
1.start with robert Mondavis's educational tour
2. Grgich Hills
lunch: suggestions? picnic at S Vutti? would it get too busy on sunday? how far is it from Grgich?
3. Here is my dilmemma comes in: either Del Dotto Barrel tasting at 3:00 pm (can not get into the last tour at 3:30) or Beringer?
Would i end up driving around too much if i choose Del Dotto?
If Beringer is a good choice? can someone recommend a couple additional smaller but good ones in the nearby area?
I read about Hess collection, would it be worth visiting?
In what order should i visit.
Staying in Napa downtown over night.
Day 2 (Monday)
thinking of some wineries in Calistoga, including the smaller ones.
thinking of visiting Schramsberg, Sterling. Vincent Arroyo, and either Frankin's family or Zahtila.
Would this be too much?
In what order should i visit?
Any other possible recommendations?
Given the choices of wineries and that i am staying in Napa downtown over night, would this itinerary make sense? or should I start from the wineries in Calistoga on Sunday and do the rest on Monday?