Wine Country

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Napa Valley is only a short drive away from San Francisco and is a good day trip if you are in the area. Despite living in Berkeley for 5 years now, this was the first time I have visited Napa. Most of the wineries in Napa are along Highway 29, a bumpy 2-lane highway that runs through the heart of the valley, but the name "winery" is almost a misnomer. Most of these places are huge, sprawling estates with vast gardens and even bigger parking lots built to accomodate the throngs of tourists arriving by car, bus, "wine-train", or limo.

Although it would be easy to say that a lot of the bigger wineries in Napa have become shameless tourist traps designed to funnel people into gift shops (case in point: t-shirts with the slogan "girls gone wine" and a provocative image), I think that even the most jaded traveler will be sufficiently charmed by the beautiful estates, friendly people, and amazing wines.
kevinw83 says:
next time try Taylor's Burgers on the main highway that runs through Napa. It's a pretty $$$ gourmet burger place (there's also a location in the ferry building in sf)
Posted on: Jun 17, 2006
Purdy says:
Hi we were in Napa in 2004 weather was wonderful but l think overall l prefered the wineries in Sonoma! The one which sticks out is that of Cline!
Posted on: Jun 11, 2006
angie says:
But don't drink and bike!!
Posted on: Jun 10, 2006
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