Local Wally's BEST Napa Picnic Spots | Napa Tourist Guide
Local Wally's guide to Napa's BEST picnic spots and wineries, coupons, discounts, 2 for 1 wine tasting.
Napa's Best Winery Picnic Guide
How to Plan a Picnic at a Napa Winery
There is nothing more romantic, more quintessential Napa, than the thought of tossing down a blanket in the vineyards and having a picnic. But the reality is going to hit you like a Two Buck Chuck headache when you get shooed away before that champagne cork even hits the ground. That's because most Napa wineries don't have permits to legally allow picnics.
But don't give up. There are still plenty of wineries in Napa that do allow picnics and the best ones are here in this guide, some as popular and as crowded as Woodstock and others tucked away and off the beaten path. Most make you buy a bottle so pay attention to their prices so you don't end up opening a $100 bottle to go with your Cheez-its.
Remember to grab that spare blanket and a bag of ice from the hotel! Looking for Two for One Wineries?
Best Places to Get Picnic Foods in Napa
How to Plan a Last Minute Napa Picnic
Last minute picnic planners should head to Inglenook, a beautiful historic winery with a cozy bistro that has all of your picnic supplies and wines perfect for a Napa Summer day. Inglenook is owned by famous filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola and the winery is filled with interesting exhibits, some historical and some film related. Grab a bistro table, a bottle of wine and some bread and cheese and watch the afternoon drift away in the most pleasant way. Coming with kids? Send them to sail model boats in the fountain while you sip your wine.
Best Wine and Food Pairing in Napa?
One thing is for sure, stopping for lunch at a restaurant can burn up a lot of valuable wine tasting time. If you want to maximize your tasting time then schedule a food and wine pairing around lunchtime. One of the best is at B Cellars where a the food is nearly as important as the wines. A stroll through the gardens, a sip in the caves, then seated tastings with delicious bites that make up a nice light lunch. Delicious reds, some of the best in the valley, and scrumptious food make this a great alternative to a picnic. Wine Pass members get a special offer as well - sweet!