Super Fun Overview of Our Napa Valley Wine Trip - the perfect day in Napa

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<p>PowerPoint Presentation</p> <p>NAPA VALLEY WINE TRIPA super fun overview of ourOn Friday July 18th </p> <p>The discovery of a good wine is increasingly better for mankind than the discovery of a new star. -Leonardo da Vinci</p> <p>Pickup Time: 830am</p> <p>We have a luxury shuttle bus picking us up at the Hilton Union Square San Francisco at 830am. There will be bagels, cream cheese, fresh fruit, coffee and orange juice for the trip up. The drive from San Francisco to Napa Valley takes approximately 75 minutes. The scenic drive includes a trip over the Golden Gate Bridge. We will have the driver stop so everyone can take pictures of the bridge looking back toward the city. It is truly one of the most magnificent views in Northern California.</p> <p>Rutherford,Stags Leap &amp; Oak Knoll DistrictsWithin Napa Valley there are 16 wine growing districts, also called sub-appellations, that have distinct microclimates and terrains that impart recognizable characteristics in the grapes that are grown there. We will be visiting the Rutherford, Oakville and Stags Leap Districts.</p> <p>Wine tastingSeeswirlsmellsip</p> <p>chimney RockSTAGS leap districtLocated along the Silverado Trail, Chimney Rock dates back to 1981 when the first vineyard was planted. They have a reputation for producing some of the worlds best Cabernet Sauvignons. We will enjoy the Discover Chimney Rock tour which includes a tour of the winery, vineyards and barrel room. Once the tour is finished, we will taste four of their reds including current and library wines. </p> <p>Website: Stop </p> <p>Frogs Leap WineryRutherfordFounded in 1981, Frogs Leap Winery uses organically grown grapes and green practices in farming and harvesting. The winery is most well known for mixing wine with humor, their beautiful grounds, and for their Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon. We will enjoy their Signature Seated Tasting including four current releases at our private table on the back porch of the Vineyard House. </p> <p>Website: Stop </p> <p>Oakville grocery Founded in 1881, Oakville Grocery is the oldest grocery store in California. We will pre-order boxed lunches for pick up, and will then continue to our third winery stop for a picnic lunch.PINCNIC LUNCH Order The menu is on the following page. Please let Sarah know which sandwich and side salad you would like by Monday the 14th. </p> <p>Fried Chicken Brined Petaluma Chicken, Smoked Bacon Remoulade, Oakville Dills, Shredded Lettuce, Acme RollPetaluma Chicken Salad Cider Slaw, Butter Lettuce, Acme Kaiser RollGrass Fed Slow-Roasted Beef Horseradish Aioli, Caramelized Onions, Fiscalini Cheddar, Arugula, Brioche Roll</p> <p>Choose A Side salad: Pesto Pasta Salad Greek Garbanzo Salad Napa Coleslaw Pesto Pasta Salad</p> <p>Organic Turkey Caramelized Fig Fennel Jam, Bellwether Farms Crescenza, Arugula, CiabattaOakville Muffuletta Jumbo Toscano Salami, Sopressatta, Salami, Fra Mani Ham, Provolone, Muffuletta Olive Mix, Pickled Pepper Relish, Shredded Lettuce, Acme ChiabattaQuinoa Falafel Spinach Lavosh, spicy Hummus, Harissa Greek Yogurt, Grilled Eggplant, Cucumber, PicklesServed with:Chips, Seasonal Fruit, Water &amp; CookieSandwich Menu</p> <p>Pine ridge vineyardsStags leap districtWe have reserved the Estate Gardens at Pine Ridge for our picnic lunch. Pine Ridge Vineyards was established in 1978. The estate lies on a hillside providing breathtaking views of the Valley. Pine Ridge has vineyards planted throughout the Napa Valley. </p> <p>After lunch we will enjoy their Estate Tasting which includes wines from grapes grown in five different appellations. Website: Stop </p> <p>darioushOak knoll districtDarioush is one of the more popular photo ops for the larger than life architecture reminiscent of exotic, ancient Persia. The winery is noteworthy for its small production, Bordeaux style estate wines. Our last stop of the day, we will be treated to a private tasting of Fine Wines &amp; Artisan Cheeses in the Barrel room. Cheeses from renowned Cowgirl Creamery will be featuredWebsite:Stop </p> <p>details &amp; tipsHere are some additional details about the day. Weve also included a few tips and tricks to help make your day more enjoyable.Bring a light jacket, comfortable walking shoes, and your camera. Eat throughout the day. Wine tasting on an empty stomach is a fast track to disaster.Stay hydrated. There will be bottled water available in the shuttle so drink up!Swallow the best, spit the rest. Pace yourself by not downing every pour. If you fall in love with a wine, purchase a bottle! Most wineries will have a direct shipping option. Take notes along the way. As an alternative, use the Vivino iPhone app to capture the label and record notes. Transportation, meals &amp; wine tasting fees will be hosted by bamboo realty.</p> <p>UNTIL NEXT TIMEafter four fantastic winery stops, we will head back to the city. Our plan is to leave the last winery by 330pm. Traffic can be heavy going into the City on a Friday afternoon. Depending on traffic we should arrive back at the hotel between 5 and 530PM. We hope you have the best time, and thanks for joining us in Napa Valley!</p>