a few questions for a december trip - staying in Yountville-
1. are wine tasting reservations mandatory in december?
2. also i see that the tasting fees are very high in some of the places that have been recommended to me - del dotto, quintessa, rubicon. I'm fine paying premium prices for a few tastings, but I'd love to mix in a couple less expensive ones as well. Any recommendations?
And I have done a few searches and research already, so I'm not looking for links to other forum posts or FAQs. Just some personalized advice. Thanks!