To help you get your itinerary started here are 4 Top California Wine Country towns and their local wineries suggested by Frommers:
Nearby Wineries – Clos du Val is French-owned and known for its cabernet and pinot. Besides a rustic tasting room there’s a rose garden, picnic areas, and a petanque court (a popular French sport). Darioush was founded by an Iranian from the Shiraz region whose ancient Persian city lent inspiration to the winery’s Greco architecture.
Nearby Wineries – The cavernous tasting room of the Gundlach Bunschu winery rocks with lively music, and you can take a tour into the caves and vineyard. Family-owned Ravenswood winery, famous for its bold zinfandels, offers barrel-tasting in the cellar.
Nearby Wineries – The Keller Estate is the area’s most prominent winery and is considered one of the most beautiful wineries in the state of California. The family-owned property displays a commitment to art and architecture just as strong as its devotion to good wine, especially its pinot. The Lagunitas Brewing Co. is also popular, especially its "TapRoom and Beer Sanctuary," where generous pours are free.
Nearby Wineries – The popular Navarro Vineyards serves up gewürztraminer, pinot noir, and chardonnay. During Navarro's one-hour vineyard tour you might see a chicken tractor or babydoll sheep. Breggo is another popular spot, known for its outstanding pinot gris.
You can find affordable timeshare rentals in the Napa Valley, or plan to stay in a budget-friendly San Francisco timeshare rental less than an hour away.
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