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Memphis Wine Lovers Message Board › Napa Valley Wine Tour - April 9-12, 2010

Napa Valley Wine Tour - April 9-12, 2010

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Friday, April 9, 2010
12:00 Pick up at SFO airport 12:00- Chauffered transportation to scenic area/photos Golden Gate Bridge.
2:00 Chateau Domaine Carneros-The Art of Sparkling Wine- Exquisite views of endless vineyardcovered
hills are the perfect setting to savor our wines and enjoy your private guided flagship tour. This
exciting and educational tour takes you through the history of the château and the process of creating fine
sparkling wine. This tour includes an explanation of the sparkling wine production process and may
include a walk to the vineyards, weather permitting. At the completion of the tour guests will enjoy a
seated tasting of our sparkling wines and limited production red wines.
4:00 Arrive at hotel River Terrace Inn
6:00 Welcome Reception/Introduction
Evening free
Saturday, April 10, 2010
10:00 Tour the wine region by chauffered limousine from Napa to St. Helena to Del Dotto Winery- A
Venetian style inspired Winery- The Estate Cave Experience and Barrel Tasting includes barrel tasting of
several different barrels and varietals in our Venetian style chandelier lined cave. Following the cave
barrel tasting you will be escorted to our main tasting hall and will finish off your experience with additional
bottled wines and a charcuterie platter of rare meats and cheeses, followed by a delicious chocolate and
port pairing. All created by their fabulous in-house chef, Joshua Schwartz.
12:00 Wine tasting at an award-winning winery and the ultimate gourmet deli, products and samples of
international cheese. You may have lunch here or at DEAN & DELUCA’s where epicurean treats for
cooking, eating and entertaining abound. Both locations are ideal for a picnic, weather permitting.
2:00 Arrive back at the hotel.
3:00 Then we’ll take a walking tour of Napa’s artisan and local merchant market where you’ll learn how
olive oil is produced and a tasting.
Evening free
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Today is yours to explore the town of Napa, optional activities or relax!
7:00 Dinner at Bottega Ristorante- Bottega showcases acclaimed chef, Emmy-winning host of Food
Network's Easy Entertaining, Chef Michael Chiarello's signature bold Italian flavors with a refined twist.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Departure from hotel 8:30 am Drive thru downtown scenic route to airport arrive 10-10:30 am
*suggested air non-stop NWA 4/9/10 MEM-SFO 8:55am-11:14am 4/12/09 SFO-MEM12:00pm-6:04pm
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in Napa!!
For more information or if you are interested in going along, call 901-853-6200 and ask for Martie.
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