Adam and I took a quick trip up to Napa Valley this past weekend. The weather cooperated with us and it was absolutely gorgeous!
We tried a couple new wineries and revisited others that we're already members of. When we do Napa, we usually have 2 restaurant reservations for lunch and dinner, then 1-3 appointments at wineries. If you're trying to make the most out of Napa, I suppose you can squeeze 10 or so wineries per day but we like to relax and enjoy each winery thoroughly - which is why we only do about 3 a day.
Our itinerary this trip:
Ram's Gate Winery - Our first time and definitely not last; we're members now! Gorgeous property in southern Napa, closer to Sonoma. Had the best food pairing tasting with a Sommelier!
Rutherford Grill - Our staple lunch spot. We order TWO orders of their Grilled Artichoke and share an entree.
Robert Biale Vineyards - Adam's happy place and long time member. Quaint, very small winery with killer Zins.
Hall Winery - Urban chic winery that we're also a member of. Amazing Cabs and very interesting art pieces all throughout their property.
Long Meadow Farmstead Restaurant - My new favorite place for dinner. Killer pork chop, charcuterie board and beignets with bourbon caramel sauce!
Brix Restaurant - I've been here for Sunday Brunch every single time I've visited Napa (sooo 10+!)
CADE Winery - Their 100% Cab was to die for and so was their property. Gorgeous hilltop property!
Oakville Groceries - Cutest little deli stop in Napa, hands down. Delicious sandwiches and yummy treats!
Ram's Gate and CADE were our new spots this time around and absolutely loved them. This was pretty close to a perfect Napa trip for us! If any of you are planning on going to Napa, the above places I highly recommend.
Until next time, cheers!
|At our favorite Robert Biale Vineyards feat. baby grapes!|
|The breathtaking property of CADE Winery up in Howell Mountain.|