What to Pack:
-- Bring your own picnic lunch and snacks for the day
-- A jacket or warm sweater for late afternoon
-- Comfortable shoes
-- Cash and cards to share gas & pay for wine-tastings
--Meet at Jim Smith’s home for carpooling. Park in circular drive until full, then across the street in Notre Dame parking lot.
Jim's cell: [masked]
NOTE: if you need to cancel on Friday the 20th or Saturday the 21st, please call Jim so he knows not to wait for you.
9:30 AM – Expected Arrival 11:00 AM
--Depart for Domaine Carneros http://www.domainecarneros.com/
- When your car arrives, order a bottle of wine for your table.
Address: 1240 Duhig Road, Napa
--Arrive at Rutherford Hill http://www.rutherfordhill.com/
-- We will eat our lunches in the picnic area, then browse the winery and grounds.
200 Rutherford Hill Road, Rutherford
- Arrive at Raymond Vineyards (http://raymondvineyards.com/)
- We have 2 for 1 tasting coupons from Jim’s Mom.
- Enjoy the interesting attractions: Corridor of Senses, Theater of Nature, Crystal Cellar, Tasting Room.
849 Zinfandel Lane, St. Helena
We have winery brochures and discount cards for ambitious empty-nesters who want to visit a fourth winery before heading back.
For Drivers .... direction details ...
1. Domaine Carneros
Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/1515+Ralston+Ave,+Belmont,+CA+94002/1240+Duhig+Rd,+Napa,+CAfirstname.lastname@example.org,-122.5935492,10z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x808f9f5c52b8cbc7:0xe2118117febb2c93!2m2!1d-122.285172!2d37.514224!1m5!1m1!1s0x8085a80288d7bda7:0x40dc38f727052689!2m2!1d-122.3513336!2d38.2551356!3e0
Domaine Carneros is accessed via Duhig Road, just off the Carneros Highway (12/121) four miles from the town of Napa and five miles from the town of Sonoma. The château is 50 miles from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.
FROM SAN FRANCISCO:
Take Highway 101 North across the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge. Merge onto Highway 37 East exit 460A toward Napa/Vallejo. Turn left onto Arnold Drive/CA-121, keep right at the fork to go on Arnold Drive. Arnold Drive becomes Fremont Drive, Fremont Drive becomes Sonoma Highway/CA-12/CA-121. Turn right on Duhig Road (if you reach Old Sonoma Road, you’ve gone too far), entrance is on your right.
Take Highway I-80 East toward Vallejo/Sacramento (portions toll). Merge onto CA-37 W/Marine World Parkway W via Exit 33 toward Napa. Take CA-29 exit (Exit 19) toward Napa/Downtown Vallejo. Turn right onto Sonoma Boulevard/CA-29 and continue to follow CA-29. Turn left onto Sonoma Highway/CA-12/CA-121. Turn left onto Duhig Road (which is past Old Sonoma Road). Entrance is on your right.
2. Rutherford Hill
Google Maps (31 minutes from Domaine Carneros to Rutherford Hill, without traffic): https://www.google.com/maps/dir/1240+Duhig+Rd,+Napa,+CA+94559/Rutherford+Hill+Winery,+Rutherford+Hill,+200+Rutherford+Hill+Rd,+Rutherford,+Napa+Valley,+CAemail@example.com,-122.4909312,11z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x8085a80288d7bda7:0x40dc38f727052689!2m2!1d-122.3513336!2d38.2551356!1m5!1m1!1s0x808456fe84d968e9:0x9073b519476870df!2m2!1d-122.403795!2d38.49368!3e0
Additional information from the Rutherford Hill web site: Take Highway 29 North and turn right on Rutherford Road. Follow Rutherford Road to the left as it turns into Conn Creek Road. Turn left onto Silverado Trail, and after .1 mile turn right onto Rutherford Hill Road (look for signs for Auberge Du Soliel and Rutherford Hill Winery). Follow Rutherford Hill Road past Auberge Du Soliel to find the tasting room.
3. Raymond Vineyards
Google Maps from Rutherford Hill to Raymond (5 minutes without traffic)