We decided on a private balloon ride instead of being crammed into one of larger group baskets. It was worth the extra money. Our experience with NVA was great. Turns out they are the only company that can fly you in Pope Valley if Napa is fogged in. Two different vineyard staff members told me not to fly if you weren't going to fly Napa or Pope Valleys as the place most other companies take you when there is fog only gives you a scenic view of the highway. Not sure what one of the other reviewers was criticizing - there was definitely pre-flight coffee, tea, muffins, and other light snacks. We did the post flight brunch which was made to order (I'm told the other companies jut offer a pre-cooked buffet). All in all - a must do!
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