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PICNIC LUNCH DETAILS

WHO DOESN’T LOVE A PICNIC LUNCH IN WINE COUNTRY?

We’ll serve your lunch to you on the grounds of one of the wineries. While you are inside, tasting wine, we’ll set up the lunch in the picnic area of the winery. When you come out, lunch will be ready and you may sit down to eat.

This is a light & charming picnic buffet lunch. It consists of turkey deli sandwiches on a ciabatta roll,

We also serve home made fresh quinoa grain salad, sliced fruits (some combination of apples, pears, Asian pears, pineapple, strawberry, blueberry and/or watermelon), and a rolled-oat dessert cake.

Sandwich condiments are served on the side: sliced cheeses, fresh-sliced tomatoes, fresh lettuce, mustard and mayo.

No problem to accommodate vegetarians. We’ll serve a hummus sandwich. The rest of the lunch is already vegetarian. Please let us know in advance.

We are rather good at accommodating a variety of dietary needs, particularly dairy and gluten restrictions. Again, please give us a heads-up prior to your tour.

We’ll serve chilled, bottled water on the vehicle and also with the picnic lunch.

If you would like wine with lunch, you may purchase a bottle of wine at the lunch winery, they will open it for you and provide you with glasses.

Winery Name
Winery Description

In 2005 three partners, Gavin Newsom, Gordon Getty, and John Conover formed Cade Estate Winery located on the very top of Howell Mountain to complement their Oakville PlumpJack Estate Winery. Views are dramatic from the top of the mountain and the buildings are modern and considered state-of-the-art. The facility was designed to be Napa Valley’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certified Estate Winery. There are two unique properties at Cade that offer two different and unique experiences. This winery is known for its Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. Take a tour and tasting high above the fog while enjoying the captivating view or take in the history on the gravel terrace adjacent to the historic stone winery.

Winery Phone Number
707-965-2746
Winery Address
360 Howell Mountain Rd, Angwin, CA 94508
Winery Website Address
Winery Description

Cain Vineyard & Winery is cradled in a spectacular bowl overlooking the Napa Valley from the crest of the Spring Mountain District. We are dedicated to the creation of three Cabernet blends, each drawn from its own unique vineyard sources, each with its own distinctive signature: Cain Cuvée, Cain Concept, and Cain Five.

Winery Phone Number
707-963-1616
Winery Address
3800 Langtry Rd, St Helena, CA 94574
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Winery Website Address
Winery Description

Casa Nuestra wines are “Estate Bottled." This is the most restrictive and sought-after designation, requiring that wines qualify for vintage dating and appellation of origin. From their 17 acres of vineyards, they make about 2,500 cases annually. Specializing in wines from noble grape varietals which are otherwise disappearing or have disappeared from the Napa Valley: Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Riesling, and a Tinto ‘field blend.'

Winery Phone Number
707-963-5783
Winery Address
3451 Silverado Trail N, St. Helena, CA 94574
Winery Website Address
Winery Name
Winery Description

Don and Molly Chappellet founded the winery in 1967 on a slope of land known as Pritchard Hill located off a rural road in St. Helena. The area is now regarded as one of the best growing regions in the world for Bordeaux varietals, and Chappelet wines reflect the exceptional conditions. Experience incredible views looking down on Lake Hennessy, enjoy the barrel room for a tasting or tour through the actual winery facilities with one of the knowledgeable staff.

Winery Phone Number
707-286-4219
Winery Address
1581 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574
Winery Website Address
Winery Name
Winery Description

The first tasting room in the oldest winery in Napa Valley has evolved into a modern world-class tasting experience. Owned by the iconic Mondavi family, they have introduced winemaking practices to the Napa Valley that still influence the industry today.

Winery Phone Number
800-237-0033
Winery Address
2800 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574
Winery Website Address
Winery Name
Winery Description

Charter Oak Winery & Vineyards in St. Helena, takes pride in being the "most original, old-world," winery of some 500 wineries in Napa Valley. The reason to visit: See how early wine pioneers lived and made wine in Napa Valley -- and taste wines which hearken back to those simpler times.

Winery Phone Number
707-963-2298
Winery Address
831 Charter Oak Ave, St. Helena, CA 94574
Winery Website Address
Winery Name
Winery Description

The vines are over 115 years old, they’re wise and storied — they are the heartbeat of Hayne Vineyard, and the soul of the wines produced.
While the vineyard has been around for five generations, it was Andy, who developed the Chase Cellars brand back in 1998. Katie took over the day-to-day operations in 2012, with the goal of maintaining the legacy of the vineyard through sustainable farming, and business practices, so they can ensure the integrity of this place survives for generations to come.

Winery Phone Number
707-963-1284
Winery Address
2252 Sulphur Springs Ave, St. Helena, CA 94574
Winery Website Address
Winery Description

The core of the VGS experience lies in vibrant, inviting cottage in which our attitude resonates throughout - lighthearted, easygoing and (though sometimes irreverent) certainly never pretentious

Winery Phone Number
707-255-9440
Winery Address
1200 Dowdell Ln., St Helena, CA 94574
Winery Website Address
Winery Name
Winery Description

Clif Bar co-owner’s Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford have married their passions for cycling, food and wine into one great destination. Come for the bike ride, stay for lunch at their Bruschetteria food truck and enjoy a tasting of their wines sourced from some of Northern California's finest vineyards.

Winery Phone Number
707-968-0625
Winery Address
709 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574
Winery Website Address
Winery Name
Winery Description

Conn Creek has committed to Bordeaux style red wines produced from grapes sourced from some of the finest vineyards in the Napa Valley. Conn Creek is also one of the first wineries in the valley to commit to green building practices.

Winery Phone Number
707-968-2669
Winery Address
8711 Silverado Trail, St. Helena, CA 94574
Winery Website Address
Winery Name
Winery Description

Vinves, wines and people have a lot in common; the good get better with time. A great wine should have balance and interest at every age, Delicious in its youth, Continuum has firm supple tannins, richness and length. With age, this wine will evolve to express greater nuance, delicacy and interest.

Winery Phone Number
707-944-8100
Winery Address
1677 Sage Canyon Rd, St Helena, CA 94574
Winery Website Address
Winery Name
Winery Description

Named one of the ten top Napa wineries to visit by Decanter Magazine, Corison specializes in Cabernet Sauvignons with power and elegance.

Winery Phone Number
707-963-0826 
Winery Address
987 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena, CA 94574
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Winery Name
Winery Description

The 100 acre estate in St. Helena is on the location of the historic Dowdell & Sons Winery. The sustainably farmed vineyards have been continuously farmed since 1870. Pam Starr designs the wines to express the extraordinary terrior of this incredible location.

Winery Phone Number
707-967-9111
Winery Address
700 Dowdell Ln, St. Helena, CA 94574
Winery Website Address

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