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Another winery question

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Another winery question

Traveling with my sister to Healdsburg in April. We want to visit wineries not only to taste but also peak inside the wine making process. She's a chardonnay drinker while I prefer pinot noirs or zins. I have been to Napa but she's never been to wine country before. I loved Paraduxx in the Napa Valley, beautiful setting but only tasting no tour. Any suggestions for a fun informative tour and also suggestions for wineries that have exceptionally beautiful tasting rooms or outdoor areas? i just want her to have an overview not a chemistry lesson. I guess I should add that we are in our 50's. Thank you!

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1. Re: Another winery question

Don't miss Ferrari-Caramo for the gorgeous grounds and very nice wines. :).

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I've heard that Sterling Vineyards, in the northern end of the Napa Valley, has an informative self-guided tour, plus a beautiful gondola ride to the winery at the top of the hill.

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Chappellet and Ram's Gate! Seriously, Ram's Gate has stunning architecture, great views, good wine, and they serve food too. http://www.ramsgatewinery.com

Chappellet is a super nice, low-key spot, with dramatic views. They are pretty unpretentious, and it's a chill atmosphere. Really great Cab there, and it's very much off the beaten path, way up on top of a mountain in St. Helena. Great place for a more intimate tasting, and they have a rich history in the Napa Valley so there's a lot of great information to pick up on.

Make reservations and print directions before you go. http://www.chappellet.com

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