Valentine’s Day Wine Country
So you blew it and it’s too late to find lodging and dining in the wine country for Valentine’s Day. No worries, plan a wonderful one-day getaway and head to the sparkling wine country. The weather this Saturday is expected to be perfect for Valentine’s Day in wine country. Here is our suggestion for a romantic one-day getaway. The Carneros wine region of Napa and Sonoma County has two very fun sparkling wine houses. From the Golden Gate Bridge or the Bay Bridge, Gloria Ferrer and Domaine Carneros are just about a 45-minute drive. Gloria Ferrer is on the Sonoma County side, about six miles from the Sonoma Raceway on Highway 121. There is some remodeling going on there, so call ahead to get an update on tasting room activities. On Highway 121, the Carneros Highway, is Domain Carneros. It is a majestic chateau and a visit there is the perfect way to spend an afternoon of tasting sparkling wine. The views from atop their terrace are stunning, and so is the sparkling wine. Up on the Silverado Trail in the Napa Valley is Mumm Napa. This winery has a lovely terrace and beautiful views. If you are interested in lunch, downtown Napa is your best bet. Lunch reservations should be plentiful, as most folks opt for a fancy dinner for Valentine’s Day.