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posted 12-30-2012 07:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for path1129     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks so much for your quick response. I love your suggestions. It was like you knew zin was my favorite red!
I've been reading many of the posts on this board. There is so much to choose from! I'm sure we will have a great time. The Atlanta Journal had an article today about napa. It mentioned that January is restaurant month in napa. I'll have to look into that too. Thanks again and I'll let you all know how it goes


posted 12-29-2012 07:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
Hi Path,

January is not a bad time to visit. You may have some cooler weather and some drizzle, but you will not have the crowds. Staying in Napa, here is what I would do:

BIALE WINERY Just on the north edge of Napa on Big Ranch Road, the specialize in some of the best Zinfandel's in the valley. You need an appointment.

Then, I would have lunch and spend the rest of the day in Yountville. There are many good places to eat, but our favorite is Pacific Blues. There are many tasting rooms in Yountville, most are open to the public and do not require an appoi9ntment. You have Cornerstone, Hoe & Grace, Hill Family, Jessup, and Girard. All have good reds and whites. You can park your car and walk to all of these wineries.

The next day I sould suggest going up Hwy 29 to the south edge of St. Helena. Take a left on Sulpher Springs Road and go to Chase Family Winery. They have a Cab, Sauv Blanc, and their famous Zinfandel from the 100 year old Hayne Vineyard. You will begin your experience with a glass of wine and a stroll through through the 100 year old vineyard. Contact Jeff Blaum at 707-312-0573 and tell him that Lee from Tennessee recommended that you visit.

From there, I would go to Redmon Winery. A small production winery with a Cab, a Cab blend and a Chardonnay. The began their wine making experience by making their wine in the barn. Call Lisa at 707-235-0282 and tell her I sent you. After that, lunch at Cindy's Back Street Kitchen, of the famous Gott's drive in for hamburgers and milk shakes.

Then, you might consider going back south to Provenance and/or Grgich Hills, neither needing an appointment.

Or, you might consider spending time in Napa. I understand there are many tasting rooms in the town. I am not familiar with them, but maybe someone else on this Board can fill you in.

Have a great trip and let us know your experience when you return home.



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posted 12-28-2012 06:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for path1129     Edit/Delete Message
My daughter and I will visit napa for the first time for a long weekend the end of January. We are staying in naps. Can anyone suggest wineries we should visit. We like both reds and whites. I know its not the best time of year but it was the only time we could both get away. Restaurant suggestions are welcomed too! Thanks!!


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