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Honeymoon first timer- 2.5 days in Napa

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Honeymoon first timer- 2.5 days in Napa

Hi,

My soon to be husband and I will be spending the first part of our honeymoon in Napa. We have never been before and are staying at the Andaz. We are getting in late on June 30th, and will have two whole days on July 1 and July 2 and a half day on July 3.

We are looking for recommendations on tours, must see vineyards (we like reds- pinot noir in particular), and restaurants!

Thank You!!

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1. Re: Honeymoon first timer- 2.5 days in Napa

hi laura - congratulations! Napa Valley is a fabulous place to honeymoon. Napa was recently named as the #2 Most Romantic City in the US:

livability.com/top-10/…ca

As first-timers, you will want to spend time getting oriented with a good tour that explains viticulture and the wine making process. Look into the Mondavi tours and choose one for your first day. After that, you can spend the remainder of your time tasting, eating and sight-seeing your way up and down the valley. Tasting at roughly 3-4 wineries per day is a reasonable pace. Leave plenty of slack time to enjoy serendipity when it strikes!

As honeymooners, you may enjoy a visit to one of our sparkling wine producers - Mumm, Schramsberg, Domain Chandon or Domaine Carneros - and raise a toast to your marriage and a long, happy life together! Ship some home, too, for your 1st anniversary.

Here are the wineries that produce pinot noir, you may want to weave in stops at a couple of these. Note, some require making appointments in advance, be alert to that:

napavintners.com/wineries/wineries_pinot_noi…

Here is an interactive winery map to give you a sense of the geography, and you can click-thru to winery details:

http://napavintners.com/maps/index.asp

Here are two sample itineraries, useful for first-timer visitors, that take you through Napa Valley on the two main roads: Hwy 29 and Silverado Trail. You can customize to your own preferences:

http://www.napatouristguide.com/agenda.html

napatouristguide.com/agenda-silverado.html

Take a look at these links and come back to post specific questions. We're happy to help!

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2. Re: Honeymoon first timer- 2.5 days in Napa

Must see Domaine Carneros in Napa! :)

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3. Re: Honeymoon first timer- 2.5 days in Napa

For Tours - I suggest a private tour driver, so you don't have to drive yourself - and feel OK tasting wine without the risk! My advise is to call the Yountville Chamber or Napa Welcome Center for a private, vetted driver that is properly insured to help you with your itinerary as well.

yelp.com/biz/napa-valley-welcome-center-napa

http://yountville.com/things-to-do/

Have a wonderful trip!

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