This will be my first trip to San Francisco and Napa/Sonoma, and I'm not really sure what I'm able to accomplish, so I was hoping for some feedback and help! We are looking at traveling in mid-October, and were considering spending Friday and Saturday in San Francisco, and then heading to Napa Sunday at some point, and spending the next couple of days in wine country so as to hopefully avoid weekend crowds. We'd like to hit one tasting Sunday afternoon if possible - are wineries typically open late enough on a Sunday to do this?
We'd then like to spend Monday visiting three different wineries in Napa if possible, with lunch as well. I've heard that we need to visit Schramsberg for sure, as I'm a huge fan of sparkling, but was hoping for some additional recommendations as well. We love pinots and cabs, and would love to visit some places with great wines and great grounds. Any suggestions? Also, are most wineries open 7 days a week, or are there days they typically close down?
We'd spend Monday night in Napa, and then Tuesday we'd like to head over to Sonoma and spend the day and night there, departing altogether Wednesday morning. Again, any recommendations on where to drink and eat?
Thanks in advance for any and all help! I'm a bit overwhelmed and want to make sure I don't try and cram too much in!