Big Rick Stuart
The Best Things to Do in Napa and Sonoma, According to Locals
How to get the most out of a long weekend in California wine country.
Day 1: The Yountville Ride
...Napa Valley Vine Trail. This section covers 12.5 miles through the city of Napa's working-class roots, into Yountville's luxe center. Rent rides from Napa Valley Bike Tours in downtown Napa, then cruise a couple blocks to La Esperanza Tacos, St. Clair Brown Brewery and Winery, a handy early hydration stop and rare crossover: Elaine St. Clair stakes a claim as the nation's only woman working as both winemaker and brewmaster.
Yountville stops include Elyse winery, Bouchon Bakery, Ciccio
Day 2: The Carneros Point-to-Point
Cornerstone Sonoma, Angelo's Wine Country Deli, Gundlach Bundschu, Scribe, Hudson Ranch and Vineyards, di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art
Day 3: Exploring Olivet Road in Russian RIver Valley
DeLoach Vineyards, Harvest Moon, Hook & Ladder Winery, Iron Horse Vineyards, Canneti Roadhouse
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