A winery asked us to remove their name from our list of best picnic spots in the Napa Valley and Carneros because they no longer are allowing visitors to picnic at their beautiful winery. We asked why and they intimated they had run out of patience with guests abusing the privilege of using their facilities.
We probably picnic 15 times or more a year at wineries and often we are taken aback by some of the thoughtless things people do, even though they are the guests of a winery. A wine country picnic experience should be peaceful, serene and tranquil. It is a time to sit back and relax and enjoy a nice lunch with a glass of wine.
We decided to come up a list of things to avoid while picnicking. All these we have seen many times over.