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lauran
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posted 05-27-2014 04:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lauran   Click Here to Email lauran     Edit/Delete Message
It was great thank you Momma

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WC Guest Services
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posted 04-08-2014 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WC Guest Services   Click Here to Email WC Guest Services     Edit/Delete Message
That's great Mommacl!

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mommacl
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posted 04-08-2014 01:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mommacl   Click Here to Email mommacl     Edit/Delete Message
Got a response they have us confirmed for the tasting, comp. tour and space to picnic.

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mommacl
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posted 04-08-2014 06:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mommacl   Click Here to Email mommacl     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks guest services.
I googled picnics Napa wineries and I found a list on napavintners.com one of them is Hagafen. I'd already been in contact with them. They do a complimentary tour at 11AM. So since we are there for the tour and tasting. I've sent them a request to picnic while we are there. Will let you know what they say.

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WC Guest Services
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posted 04-07-2014 03:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WC Guest Services   Click Here to Email WC Guest Services     Edit/Delete Message
You can stop at Soda Canyon Deli for lunch and eat it there or reserve a table at Rutherford Hill Winery.

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mommacl
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posted 04-07-2014 03:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mommacl   Click Here to Email mommacl     Edit/Delete Message
My plans for reserving a picnic table at Clos Du Val have fallen thru. They will not take reservation for six. How easy is it to find a place to stop and picnic on the Silverado Trail ? We will be stopping at Chimney Rock at noon an d have til 3 to be at Mumm Napa.

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mommacl
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posted 03-19-2014 10:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mommacl   Click Here to Email mommacl     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks ..made reservations at The Trident

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damombo
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posted 03-18-2014 03:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for damombo   Click Here to Email damombo     Edit/Delete Message
We've enjoyed The Spinnaker and The Trident. Go to Opentable.com to check out their menus and locations. Both have great views since they are out over the water.

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mommacl
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posted 03-18-2014 09:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mommacl   Click Here to Email mommacl     Edit/Delete Message
We have decided that we are stopping in Sausalito and having lunch looking out over the bay as suggested by damombo. Any ideas as where to stop?

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amaterasu50
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posted 03-13-2014 01:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for amaterasu50   Click Here to Email amaterasu50     Edit/Delete Message
Thank you Mommacl was useful

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WC Guest Services
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posted 02-25-2014 01:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WC Guest Services   Click Here to Email WC Guest Services     Edit/Delete Message
Mommacl. That is wonderful! I will add it to my repertoire. Thank you for letting me know!

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mommacl
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posted 02-25-2014 01:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mommacl   Click Here to Email mommacl     Edit/Delete Message
WC Guest Services Thanks for the reco on the Vintage Sweet Shop. After looking at their website, I noticed posters had said they used a Groupon there. Well I checked and one was available. So I got 3 Groupons for $14.00 for wine and chocolate tasting for two. For $42 the six of us get
•Four wines including one from Prager Port Works and one from Duckhorn Winery and four chocolates each (a $20 value)
•Two chocolate-covered strawberries (a $2 value each)
•Two truffles (a $2 value each)
•20% off a chocolate-dipped wine bottle or a dozen regular or Napa Valley wine truffles

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damombo
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posted 02-24-2014 07:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for damombo   Click Here to Email damombo     Edit/Delete Message
According to google maps, from SFO to Domaine Carneros via the Golden Gate Bridge would be 60.2 miles and 1 hour and 14 minutes. Going over the Bay Bridge would be 59.1 miles and 1 hour and 7 minutes.

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mommacl
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posted 02-24-2014 08:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mommacl   Click Here to Email mommacl     Edit/Delete Message
How much longer does it take to drive to Napa over the Golden Gate Bridge via 101 verses 80 ?

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mommacl
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posted 02-21-2014 10:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mommacl   Click Here to Email mommacl     Edit/Delete Message
Skates in Berkeley ..got it! Googled it, it looks yummy.
No we are flying AA. Dang baggage fees. But we got REALLY good non- stop airfare. Virgin and AA were having a fare war you we took advantage of it. Cheaper then flying SW.
Thanks for the info on the shipping container.

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damombo
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posted 02-21-2014 07:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for damombo   Click Here to Email damombo     Edit/Delete Message
Skates on the Bay is right on the water, has a gorgeous view of San Francisco, could be considered Berkeley, and has delicious sea food - maybe that would work for lunch

The reserve tasting I mentioned was at Sterling, not Clos Pegase - just wanted to clear that up.

I'm not sure how many glasses you'll get - I remember getting one at Hagafan, and you mentioned that you get the flute at Mumm. I know we've gotten a glass at Cakebread and then Sterling, but the Sterling glass may have been because we joined the club for a couple of years… I've just found that it's nice to have the bubble wrap for any glasses we end up with or for things I might see and be unable to resist (some of the gift shops have fun stuff you never even knew you NEEDED!)

Are y'all flying Southwest? If so, and you are only bringing one bag, then you can bring a case of wine home with you!! Or less, but it's nice to know you can check some bottles through since you can't take them on board anymore. Many wineries will sell you a 6 or 12 pack shipper, or you can swing by Buffalo Shipping in Napa to get one. And that is where the tape comes in handy (which you bring along with the bubble wrap) Tape up your case and label it and you are good to go! Save yourself any shipping charges.

Cheers!

PS - don't be afraid to ask the host or hostess pouring the tasting if they waive the tasting fee with a purchase. Some places will and some do not, but it never hurts to ask.

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mommacl
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posted 02-20-2014 01:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mommacl   Click Here to Email mommacl     Edit/Delete Message
damombo
We do not have lunch plans as of yet. However we are going 80 via the Bay Bridge (one of my friends want to be able to say she's been to Berkeley.
I'll pass on to the group doing the reserve tasting at Clos Pegase.
I'll also check out Chase Family.
How many souvenir glasses should we expect to get? (Thanks for the bubble wrap tip!)
This will be a nice addition to my Texas wine trail glasses.

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mommacl
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posted 02-20-2014 12:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mommacl   Click Here to Email mommacl     Edit/Delete Message
WC Guest Services. Thanks for calling me and giving me all that info. and your number. I will check out the other chocolate and wine venues you gave me!!

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damombo
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posted 02-20-2014 10:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for damombo   Click Here to Email damombo     Edit/Delete Message
Hi Mommacl, and welcome to a fellow Texan!

Itinerary looks like fun - and I think that being over 50 often means just starting to live life to its fullest!!

Do you have lunch plans made for your Saturday? If not, you might consider stopping in Sausalito and having lunch looking out over the bay - delicious seafood and a great view - what a nice way to start off your trip! (plus, going over the Golden Gate bridge that direction doesn’t have the toll)

At your hotel, look for the magazine Wine Country This Week (they do have a website, too) because you will find coupons - there should be one for Hagafan - a two for one tasting. Beringer also, I think.

On Sunday, if you don’t see anything that grabs you at Oxbow for a picnic (but I’m sure you will), you will be driving by the Soda Canyon Store on the Silverado Trail, and they have great sandwiches and salads for picnic.

Your “open” time on Sunday will have you driving through the fantastic cabernet appellation of Stags Leap - I was looking at Google maps for the drive between Clos Du Val and Mumm. Plenty to choose from along that way - an unusual place would be Quixote. I’ve got to get there one of these days if only to see the architecture! Google them and see if y’all would find it interesting.

Monday looks great. The sculptures at Clos Pegase are fun (and if there are any Aggies among you, you will surely enjoy the thumb). At Sterling, y’all might want to consider paying a bit extra to go into the Reserve Room for a tasting - those wines are far superior to the other wines.

On Tuesday, perhaps y’all would enjoy lunch at Gott’s Roadside in St. Helena. Not a cheap burger place, but a delicious burger place! Or Farmstead, which is where you’ll be doing the olive oil tasting at Long Meadows Ranch... Farmstead is amazing. But so is Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen - so many great choices!! And since you’ll be in St. Helena, you might want to check out Chase Family Cellars for an intimate tasting experience. Make an appointment and it would just be your group - walking through the vines and tasting some fabulous wines. Oh, and if there is time - Woodhouse Chocolates in St. Helena is swoon-worthy chocolate (in my extensive chocolate expertise).

OH - and pack some bubble wrap and tape. So you get home with the souvenir glasses.

Cheers!

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WC Guest Services
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posted 02-20-2014 09:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for WC Guest Services   Click Here to Email WC Guest Services     Edit/Delete Message
Hi Mommacl

Your itinerary looks great! It seems you may have been here before. I have a few suggestions for you...Acacia makes some incredible Pinot Noir and is located very near Domaine Carneros. There is a 2 for 1 tasting fee offer for Acacia on our FREE mobile app, winecountry.com. It looks like you already know about the app for the Sterling discount.

There are also 2 for 1 tasting fee offers for Beringer, Hess Collection and Peju. Consider the incredible chocolate and wine pairing they are doing at Hess Collection. Their in-house chocolatier makes truffles with Hess wines in them and you taste them alongside the wines. It's magic! It does require a reservation and is $60 per person, which is not part of the 2 for 1 offer. But, I highly recommend the private experience.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the area or need a list of drivers to keep you safe during your journey. Cheers!

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mommacl
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posted 02-20-2014 08:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mommacl   Click Here to Email mommacl     Edit/Delete Message
FYI- party of 6 ladies over 50..but not near death.

Saturday 5/17
11:00 Arrive SFO
12:00 Get rental car
12:30-1:30 Lunch
2:15 Domaine Carnreos
3:15 Artesa
Check in to Hotel
Check out downtown Napa (buy bottles water for the car & snacks)
Go back to the hotel
6:30 Dinner ZUZU

Sunday 5/18
8:00 Breakfast at hotel
9:00 Oxbow Market (walk around market and pick up lunch)
10:00 Darioush (for architecture only)
11:00 Hagafen **tasting $10-30
12:00 Clos Du Val ** tasting and picnic at reserved table $15-30

OPEN
3:00 Mumm Napa **Tour/ $25.00 includes tasting and flute. Also has art gallery.


Monday 5/19
Breakfast at hotel
10:00 Clos Pegase **Connoisseur Cave Tour & Tasting $50.00
LUNCH - Buster's BBQ Calistoga
Sterling ** Tram ride and tasting $38.00 -$5.00 off w/ app.
Beringer $20.00
Peju Provance $20.00


Tuesday 5/20
Breakfast at hotel
Napa Downtown Farmer's Market
Hess Collection **Tasting and art gallery
LUNCH
Visit St. Helena
Sutter Home Winery
3:00 Long Meadows Ranch - Wine & Olive Oil Tasting $10.00
4-6PM Happy Hour at Long Meadow * Drinks and food


Wednesday 5/20
Breakfast
Pack
Leave for Airport or SF

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