United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 San Francisco through Colorado Rockies
  2. 2 Attending a wedding on Nantucket !
  3. 3 Recommendation: Beachfront in VA or MD walking distance to quaint downtown
  4. 4 Trip Report Helpp JKF to lyndhurst NJ
  5. 5 Want to relocate out of Houston and maybe Texas. To NC or TN
  6. 6 Trip Report while helping you get the wonderful grin
  7. 7 Relocation Decision- Charlotte NC, Charleston, SC or Houston Texas
  8. 8 How many days for Martha's Vineyard? And Cape Cod in general
  9. 9 Trip Report Trip Report 2012 : 11 wonderful days in Alaska
  10. 10 Trip Report Visiting Oregon - Portland to Crater Lake
  11. 11 Yellowstone and Tetons in July 2016
  12. 12 Thinking of moving FROM Pittsburgh TO Seattle
  13. 13 Aussie family heading to the US for the first time
  14. 14 Lake Tahoe hotel with a lake view
  15. 15 Los Angeles Indefinitely
  16. 16 September trip Portland/Seattle
  17. 17 Road trip: Boston to Salt Lake City
  18. 18 Help Planning Zion/Bryce Itinerary
  19. 19 Boston waterfront Italian
  20. 20 Last minute Maine/New Hampshire trip
  21. 21 where to stop on the way from Montreal to Acadia
  22. 22 Kids Vacation Place
  23. 23 Trip Report Another Key West Trip Report, July 3 - 9, 2016
  24. 24 Napa valley getaway
  25. 25 Best restaurants?! - first time to NYC!
View next 25 » Back to the top

Napa Valley Trip Report

Jump to last reply

Just returned from our first trip to Napa Valley. Only 3 nights but it was wonderful! Thanks to you all for the great advise!

We stayed at the Silverado Resort which was ok but next time, we'll stay further north for a more central location; maybe a B&B or the Villagio or Yountville inns. Being on the Silverado Trail was nice though; not as much traffic.

Wineries: loved Neibaum-Coppola for their reds, the architecture, the museum and the 1-1/2 hr vineyard tour which was informative, fun and ended w/tastings on a knoll above the vineyard. Very lovely.

V.Sattui for their Gamays and deli! High energy & informative place.

Sterling for the tram ride to the top and beautiful views but not for their wines or attitude.

William Hill for a perfect, leisurely first tasting experience of the trip and just 1 min. from the resort). Friendly, relaxing, informative, nice chardonnay, pretty view.

Pine Ridge, Louis Martini, Trefelen were all just ok, on the boring side.

Food favorites: lunch at The Girl & The Fig in Sonoma was very good (pear/feta omelette-yum!) And Sonoma looks charming (next trip!).

Bistro Jeanty in Yountville for dinner. Wonderful food & atmosphere and a great evening!

San Giovanni for dinner: Very good food, high energy, friendly.

Auberge du Soliel for a late breakfast. It was our anniversary, we were the only ones there and it was perfect! Very good food & beautiful views. Returned for a cocktail one evening but deck was packed & noisy so we enjoyed the sculpture garden.

The Oak Room at the Silverado for dinner: a filet mignon to die for, pretty golf course views & complimentary after dinner drinks. Nice!

Greystone at the Culinary Institue for an appetizer sampler & glass of wine. So tasty and a nice mid-p.m. pick-me-up!

Lessons learned: Pace yourself! We wanted to see everything but found 3 wineries per day plus a leisurely lunch was perfect for us.

Go to the higher profile wineries or your "must do" when it opens (most often 10 am) - NO crowds, even on the week end!

Take the side roads! Beautiful country lanes and vistas. Enjoy!!

3 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement