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Aug 18th, 2006, 11:51 AM
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Road trip- wine country, Carmel/Big Sur and berkelely

Hi everyone, I'm taking a birthday road trip, my boyfriend and I live in Orange County and we're taking a road trip the first week in November, from Thursday to Monday. I want to go to Carmel/Big Sur/Monterey area, and Sonoma/Napa Valley... We also need to make a side trip to Berkeley because I want to take the Scharffenberger Chocolate Factory Tour. I've heard the Mission Ranch Inn in Carmel is wonderful and the Beltane Ranch in Glen Ellen looked great too... For wineries I'm very interested in the ones that serve champagne/sparkling wine...Gloria Ferrer, Korbel, and Domaine Chandon... Any opinions on any of this, suggestions? Any help would be appreciated!



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Aug 18th, 2006, 11:56 AM
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Aug 18th, 2006, 12:11 PM
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Where do I find the "your name" button?

Is it right by the "Any" key?
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Aug 18th, 2006, 12:13 PM
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Thanks for reposting. That wide frame was annoying -- didn't know what was causing it.
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Aug 18th, 2006, 12:35 PM
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Thank you for reposting, but someone just topped your other threat.

We stopped by Korbel the last 2 years. The people/staff are very friendly. They even had a Zin that was excellent.
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Aug 18th, 2006, 12:38 PM
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MISSION RANCH is very nice. You will enjoy staying there.
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Aug 18th, 2006, 01:02 PM
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My most favorite place to sample bubbly is Domaine Carneros. It is built like a French chateau (it's a joint venture with Tattinger) and has a fabulous view. For my taste, their sparkling wines are the best- very much in the French style. You can order a little sampler and sit on the terrance with the most unbelievable view and think that you have died and gone to heaven. I never miss the vineyard when I go to wine country. Also, not far from there is Acacia (appointments only) but a very welcoming place with excellent wines.
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Aug 18th, 2006, 08:54 PM
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Thank you for the advice, I can't wait!
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Mar 16th, 2007, 01:28 PM
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hi, we're planning a OC to Napa trip too, can we hear about your itineary? we're clueless about this roadtrip (going to napa for a wedding).
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