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A few weeks ago, Austin, myself and 8 of our close friends traveled to Napa and Sonoma for a beautiful, destination wedding. This was our second trip to wine country, but it was just as wonderful as the first.
Many of you asked about our favorite vineyards, places to eat and lodging recommendations, so I wanted to be sure I did a complete review of our stay and include some of our favorite stops. As always, feel free to reach out with questions!
Where to Eat in Sonoma & Napa
One of my favorite things about traveling, is trying new food and visiting neat restaurants. Breakfast is number one in my book and between Sonoma and Napa, we had some delicious meals. One of my favorite places for brunching with a view was The Fremont Diner. The weather is near perfect in Northern California so this makes for the perfect outside dining experience. We sat on a picnic table that overlooked beautiful hills and vineyards. I had the chicken and waffles and Austin had the Hangtown Fry (a must if you love oysters).
If you are in Napa, I highly suggest The Carneros Inn. We loved this beautiful property and definitely plan to come back and stay the weekend in one of the cottages. This entire hotel is gorgeous! We had brunch one morning at The Boon Fly Cafe and it was amazing. The table shared a round of mini donuts and I had the Boon Fly American. Everything was yummy and I can not wait to go back. One thing to keep in mind is that this place is very popular. We arrived around 9:30 and had to wait 20 minutes. By the time we left the wait was up to an hour. They offered complimentary coffee and cream while waiting, which was the perfect pick me up. It is worth the wait!
One night we had dinner at The Girl and the Fig, which was also amazing. I loved the atmosphere and area. It was located in the town square of Sonoma which made it nice to walk around before dinner and look at the local shops. For dessert we checked out The Sweet Scoop (also in the town square and walking distance from The Girl and the Fig) and tried their homemade ice cream. I’m a sucker for mint & chip and this did not disappoint. So good!
Wineries to Try In Napa & Sonoma
Visiting vineyards is always exciting to do while in Napa, especially when you are with friends! Since our time was limited, we were only able to try a few. But these are a few that I highly recommend.
Scribe Winery was beautiful and had a great area that overlooked the vineyard. It was gorgeous! You will need to make reservations, so be sure to plan accordingly.
Miner Winery was one of my favorites on this trip. It’s located in Napa and had a gorgeous patio. I am not usually a chardonnay fan, but oh my goodness…it was very smooth and delicious. This is another place that seems to be pretty popular, so make sure you make reservations.
Another must is Domaine Carneros. Unfortunately we did not get to make it out there on this trip, but we did visit last time. It’s breathtaking with the most beautiful views. This place is perfect for those who love a little bubbly.
A brewery option is Lagunitas Brewing Company. All of us went there one afternoon (great for large parties) and it was the perfect spot to grab lunch and try some local favorites. The food was pretty good, but they are mostly known for their drinks. The guys loved this place!
Where to Stay in Napa & Sonoma
We had a large party, so our goal was to find a house big enough to sleep everyone comfortably and in close proximity to the wedding.
We used airbnb and found the perfect farmhouse that slept everyone. Like I mentioned above, The Carneros Inn was also very adorable and even though we did not stay there, I think it is definitely worth checking out. Austin and I both agreed that our next trip will include a stay there!
Please let me know if you have any questions or need any advice on your upcoming trip! Thanks for reading xx