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Springtime weather is sublime, grape buds breaking, gentle breezes blowing and the mild sun shining. It’s time to get outdoors to enjoy this natural setting and an afternoon of gourmet goodies on the grounds of a beautiful winery. Whether for a full picnic or a little cheese and wine, WineCountry.com recommends spending an afternoon at these wineries.
V. Sattui Winery, St. Helena: Thousands of wine travel enthusiasts stop each
month to relax on the tree shaded winery grounds, bring their dogs, taste wine
and shop at the deli. This winery boasts a large gourmet deli & cheese board,
gift shop, barrel aging cellars, museum & beautiful outdoor picnic area.
3. Artesa Winery, Carneros: Guests
reach Artesa Winery by sweeping up a staircase bordered by cascading
waterfalls. The stairs ascend past beautiful fountains, reflecting
pools and sculpture. At the top, be struck by the panoramic vistas
of Napa Valley, Carneros and the San Francisco Bay. A catered
champagne tasting and hors'deurves with the winery’s infamous artist Gordon
Huether awaits you in the WineCountry.com Exclusive Experience.
Franciscan Winery, Oakville: Look for the flowing fountain
stands in front of Franciscan’s winery property in Oakville, Napa
wine in the sun-lit tasting room, or step outside and relax in
the shade on the patio. We recommend to grab a gourmet sandwich
with brie or goat cheese at the infamous nearby Oakville Grocery.
5. Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves: Take
in the awe-inspiring views as you enjoy a glass of wine on our
Vista Terrace. Regardless of the season you'll find the ambiance
is welcoming, gracious and unhurried. Cheese goodies are sold inside
the tasting room to pair with your bubbly.
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