2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 11, 2008 1:19 AM by worldteller RSS

Wine Country Reccomendations

readytoretire Platinum
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We're going to wine country in November and hoping for some reccomendations on the hotels.  The Renaissance/Lodge at Sonoma looks nice.  Anyone stay there?  Looks like there is also a Marriott in Napa.  We'll only spend one day at the wineries, the balance of the time will be r&r!!

Also, any reccomendations on wineries?  Thanks!!!

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  • Re: Wine Country Reccomendations
    smalltowntx Platinum
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    We stayed at the Renaissance Lodge in Sonoma Labor Day weekend 2007.  Other than some check in problems, the stay was great.  We had a cottage room with an awesome bathtub!   We spent part of one day at the spa there...was my husband's first time at a spa and he loved it.  We highly recommend the hydrotherapy baths before a massage.    As for Sonoma vs Napa...I vote for Sonoma.  A little less crowded in the wineries and on the roads.   On the wineries, I suggest that you visit more of the smaller family owned wineries.  You get much more individualized attention and can find some good wines that are only sold at the winery.    We loved Blackstone...joined the wine club in fact.  Had a fun time with the tasting there.   We also recommend The Fig Cafe in Glen Ellen for brunch.   And Saddles Steakhouse in Sonoma for dinner.   Have fun!!   Oh, and don't forget to buy a shipping container at one of the wineries that you can check as luggage.  We checked 18 bottles that way. 

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  • Re: Wine Country Reccomendations
    worldteller Gold
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    You could hire a car tour. fun and you don't drink and drive. Vernassi winery is great. on a bluff overlooking the valley. Darioush winery is an ancient replica of a persian castle. go early here, as it is very popular. get a little salami and fresh bread, crack a bottle and relax. Haven't stayed at the Marriott in Napa though. we stayed at Marriott fishermans Warf in San Francisco. Excellent

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