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posted 02-14-2012 08:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for damombo   Click Here to Email damombo     Edit/Delete Message
Hi Deezer,

There is no bus or shuttle that I know of that would go between the wineries. I have been told that taxis would be very expensive - and I've never noticed taxis out and about delivering people to the various wineries.

What I have seen are the small tour vans, like the Napa Winery Shuttle ( http://wineshuttle.com/ ) and Platypus Tours ( http://www.platypustours.com/ ). We used the Napa Winery Shuttle several years ago, on two different trips, and had a blast - so we can recommend it. I've not used Platypus but I have heard nice things about them.

I have also heard of, but never used, car services like Napa Bee Driven ( http://napabeedriven.com/reviews/ ) or Perata Car Service ( http://www.perataluxurycarservices.com/ ).

Also, if none of these work for you, then consider splitting the tastings so that you don't drink as much. Plus, we always encourage our friends to feel free to dump the excess wine. That is why the dump buckets are there - one does not need to feel self conscious or embarrassed about pouring out wine. Especially if it isn't to your liking - that would really be a waste of your palate and your liver! Don't drink the wine you don't like. And occasionally we have visited places where the person pouring hasn't quite gotten the knack of the proper amount to pour - don't feel obliged to drink the entire pour, otherwise you will definitely be feeling the effects too soon.


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posted 02-07-2012 08:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Deezer25     Edit/Delete Message
Hi, everyone. I'm a first-time poster, so please forgive me if my question has been answered numerous times. My wife and I are planning our first trip to Napa Valley this fall, and we've seen a number of great lodging options. On one hand, we feel as though we should stay near the center of Napa because this is our first trip, but on the other hand, we do like smaller, quainter towns, too.

My question is this: Is there any kind of shuttle or bus system that runs among the different towns in Napa Valley or do you have to hire a car/taxi if you don't want to drive yourself? We plan on doing a lot of tasting, so we really don't want to drive from a hotel in Calistoga into Napa and then be a little too "tasted" to drive home.

Thanks for any help you can provide.


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