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I haven't been back to Napa since 2007. Our 3 day weekend trip in 2013 was not as aggressive wine tasting as we have done in the past. We met up with friends who arranged wine tasting for us on Saturday. On Sunday we had a few appointments and visited some wineries we were familiar with. The best part of our weekend was having dinner, wine and being with friends. This time we stayed at the Westin Verasa and it was wonderful. I think this is where we will stay from now on when we go.
On my second trip to Napa it was in the Spring time. Before that, it was in the fall of October. On our second visit, we visited less wineries than the first time but I was very pleased to see the wineries I missed last time I was there. The wine pairing at Merryvale was a slight disappointment but the guests we were with made it an enjoyable experience. I made reservations at two restaurants, Celadon and Martini House. Both were fabulous! I can't talk about opentable.com enough - it is a fabulous website for checking out restaurants and making reservations online! We drove back to LA taking the coastline route for part of the way. We stopped off in Carmel which is a very quaint town with botique shops and great restaurants.
If you are a wine drinker, you should be familiar with Opus One. A bottle in a restaurant will fetch $100 plus. A wine tasting here is not worth while since you will have to pay $25 for a glass of wine - that is for 1 taste. But, I must admit, this is a spectacular establishment to visit! The views are great! So, go visit but skip the wine tasting.
Oh, just look at this drive, the tree lined road, it was gorgeous. I hope this picture conveys how beautiful this winding drive from Napa to Sonoma was. While visiting Napa, you should include visiting Healdsburg as well. Lots of wineries in this area and the landscape is gorgeous!
Another wine region to consider visiting is in Amador County in the city of Plymouth. East of Sacramento and not much else to do but taste wine, a lotta wine!
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