Friday, February 22, 2008

Recommendations on Napa Valley

Hotels
  • We stayed at the Silverado in Napa Valley http://www.silveradoresort.com/
    • They offered a great package which included $20 towards lunch and free wine tasting at 5 or 6 different places
    • Our first room was right by the parking lot, which is used by the golf course too. Very noisy. They switched us to a much quieter place when we complained
    • The have a very nice spa with hot tub, swiming pool, and exercise equipment which is included as part of the deal
    • Very convenient location

Wine Tasting recommendations

  • We received the following recommendations via a friend of a friend. We made it to both of the "musts" and they were very good.
    • Musts
      • Corison
      • Bremer, appointments required. Very pretty site
    • Recommended
      • Martini -- Lots of choices available
      • Caymus -- reserve

      • Cakebread -- good bar
      • Frank -- family owned, free tasting
      • Artesa -- beautiful site, good wine

Restaurants

  • Terra -- French and Asian fusion, very good 1345 Railroad Ave, St Helena, CA
  • Taylor's Refresher -- famous hamburgers 933 Main St. St Helena, CA
  • Mustard's Grill -- 7399 St. Helena Hwy Yountville, CA

2 comments:

Vi said...

I stayed in a lodge in St. Helena some years ago, walked around in the redwoods but never got to do the vineyard explorations.

My favorites memory was of climbing up into the hills and watching a fiery apricot sunset. The quality of the light was astounding, very much reminding me of Haute Provence in France near the Alps.

Glad you had fun!

Vi said...

Oop! I mean "favorite."