Definitely eat lunch and taste at V. Sattui
You can picnic on the grounds and they do free tastings (as much as you like.) It’s laid back and FUN and the food and wine are excellent.
I think the best tour we went on wine-production-wise was at Ferrari Carano, which is actually in Sonoma County
They are a little less well known, but have FABULOUS wine and the tour we took (off season, in March) was just us.
If you are interested in a sit-down dinner place, let me know. My husband will remember names better than I (he’s a Sonoma County native, so he always chooses where we eat in Napa and Sonoma!)
V. Sattui was my suggestion as well. It’s by far my #1 stop in Napa Valley. And you must leave, if nothing else, with a bottle of the Gamay Rouge. It’s remarkable.
If V. Sattui is your number #1 choice, you’ve convinced me that it will definately be on the itinerary. And, anything that’s deemed “remarkable” – great word – is certainly worth a try!
Let me know if I can help you with suggestions in Vancouver and Victoria… both worth the visit!
Your Millenium Restaurant recommendation is also exactly what we’re looking for.
Thanks, and Cheers
Awesome. Millennium is expensive but to me it is worth every penny! I recommend doing the chef’s tasting menu with wine pairings.
We’ll be in California the first two weeks in April. On return, I’ll let you know what we thought of the Millenium “experience”.
During the meal, you can be sure we’ll give you a big toast for the recommendation.
Thanks for the great suggestions. They’re now on our list.
We really enjoy picnics when traveling, but will probably include a few sit down dining experiences too, so if your husband has any recommendations, they’d be much appreciated!
I noticed that Vancouver is on your list. I’ve been several times to this fabulous city and surrounding areas … Whistler, Vancouver Island (Victoria, Long Beach, Tofino), Sunshine Coast. Let me know if I can help you with some suggestions and inspirations …
yes on V. Sattui. I have also had a good experience with Folie a Deux winery, they are (goes to check answer) in St. Helena, and the wines are pretty nice plus the grounds and the drive out are very pleasant.
Restaurant, I’m not sure of. Lived in Vallejo for a year but not huge numbers of amazing restaurants thereabouts.
Three recommendations for V. Sattui! This MUST be a good spot.
We’ll also check out Folie a Deux.
Time to start plotting all these good suggestions on a map.