Admit it: you're a foodie. That's OK...you're among friends. You'd like to see Napa or Sonoma or Russian River valleys, but what interests you most is their famous restaurants, diners and breweries.
We offer a sample itinerary but you are, of course, free to substitute other restaurants, wineries, a seated olive-oil tasting or bakery—if their hours and locations work well together. To fit in noshing at more eateries we suggest that you make the bar (rather than a table) your destination. Or stay over for a leisurely dinner at the eatery that's your #1: Sample Itinerary (A) ...for a Saturday or Sunday 9- depart downtown San Francisco 10- visit the original Williams-Sonoma store 11- drive to Napa Valley 12- Lunch (sans dessert) at one of Cindy Pawlcyn's restaurants or at Farmstead or at the Auberge de Soleil 1:30- cooking Demo at the CIA 2:45- olive-oil Tasting at a family businessin St. Helena or at Round Pond...or Woodhouse (chocolates) 3:30- wine Tasting in Yountville 5:15- wine Tasting w/cheese plate at DC 6:15- return drive 7:30- arrive back in SF
Sample Itinerary (B) 9:15- depart downtown San Francisco 10:30- Tasting at JS or R 12- Lunch at John Ash & Co. 3- wine Tasting at GF 4:15- window shopping in Healdsburg Plaza 5:30- beer Tasting at the RR Brewery 6:30- return drive 8- arrive back in SF And if you've always wanted to gorge on some of the continent's best fresh-from-the-water oysters...that's yet another itinerary—with beautiful pastoral scenery included.
You know you want it—your unique sojourn in California Wine Country! Get in touch and let's see what works.