Ok, well let me first admit that normally I would scour TripAdvisor FIRST before I ever posted ANYTHING, but in this case, the kids and jobs have been a major factor in my research this time around in Napa. :)
My husband and I have been a few times and we are joined in October, 24-27th, with another couple that we're so excited to share Napa with! It's their first time, but there is so much to see/do that I'd like some advice. We're staying in Yountville (Napa Valley Lodge) and would like to start our trip with our newbies with a wine making 101 type of winery. Our first trip was with Mondavi and we LOVED the 101 education they gave us, but want to experience something new. Again, I haven't been researching but...will the wineries be harvesting at the end of October? We would love a first stop in education at a big winery that is harvesting if possible?
Our previous trips we went to a big, middle of the road and small winery each day and would love to complete that same list again. Suggestions would be most appreciated and helpful. Would love to see Rubissow-Sargent's because we missed it on the last trip. Has anyone been there? Another off the beaten path would be most appreciated!
Our last few trips that I can remember we went to: Martini, Cakebread, Plumpjack, Anomale, Schramsberg, V.Sattui, Joseph Phelps, Silver Oak (although it was a trailor), and Rubicon