My boyfriend and I will be arriving in Napa midday on a Wednesday in May. We will probably arrive around 1 or 2 pm and will be leaving the following afternoon. I've been to Napa once before and visited a few wineries, but I'm not sure where to begin. I would love to do a wine tour, but I haven't been able to find any options that start midday on a Wednesday. We like a variety of wines (with the exception of sweet) and would love to visit wineries or go to a tasting room.
1) How late are most wineries open during the week?
2) Is it better for us to go to a tasting room or drive around and visit the wineries? Obviously with our limited time this is of a concern. We would be fine visiting 2 or 3 wineries if able.
3) Any recommendations on tasting rooms? Specials?
4) We have not yet booked our hotel. Is there an area that is better to stay in if you are on a budget? I'm trying to stay around $150 a night, but would like to be somewhat near things to limit our driving?
I appreciate any help!