Last weekend, we went to Napa for my sister Mina’s bachelorette. The bridesmaids (Annie, Phing, & Shirley) and I had spent a couple of months planning this trip and it was perfect! We traveled to Napa on a Friday morning with an entourage of 13 lovely ladies! The traveling time from Oakland & San Francisco airport was somewhat longer than expected (so expect some delays due to traffic, especially during the weekday). We stayed at the cutest villa/cottage at Riverpointe Napa Valley. It was tiny, but cozy. It’s a one bedroom with a pull out sofa bed & a full kitchen. There’s an awesome patio that is shared between the 2 villas, so it was perfect for a breakfast gathering we had planned for both mornings. Also, there’s a public pool if you want to layout and get a tan which we did on the first day of our arrival. We didn’t have a crazy itinerary since we were only out here for 2 nights 3 days. We spent a great amount of time eating and drinking (well it’s Napa, it’s obligatory to drink).
Here are some recommendations for what to eat and vineyards to visit.
Angele – perfect outdoor seating area and the French food is to die for.
Morimoto – one of the best sushi I’ve had in a while (not comparing to the ones in Japan). I can’t wait to come back and taste the rest of the menu.
Dean & Deluca – grab & go if you are on a time crunch from one vineyard to the next vineyard!
Oxbow Market Place – It’s located in downtown Napa, so it’s a perfect lunch spot with a lot of options like Hog Island Oyster Co & Kara’s cupcake for sweets.
Vineyards in Napa
Napa Cellar – first stop & I couldn’t help it but bought my first & only bottle of Cabernet on this trip. Tip: never get a bottle of wine if it’s available outside of the vineyard.
Mum Napa – Rose all day! It’s all about the bubbly drinks. One of the best Rose Champagne that I’ve tried on this trip.
Frogs Leap – Gorgeous home-like backyard with a giant wine cellar to drink and chill.
V Sattu. – besides wine, this vineyard serves BBQ food; they have a real big picnic area to chill and eat (tip: bring your own picnic towel to lay).