Cakebread is on Highway 29 between Yontville and St Helena. It depends on your budget. Napa is less expensive and a few miles further. Yontville is a lovely little walking town, but more money. St Helena has fewer hotels, so again more money. Each of the 3 towns have great restaurants, few inexpensive. No chains.
The Napa Valley is 30 miles long, 5 miles wide. Mostly agricultural.
Figure out what other wineries you want to visit, make a plan. Shoot for no more than 3 per day. Travel and tasting take more time than you think. Also be aware most wineries require a reservation. This seriously needs to be a consideration.
We stayed at Meadowood in St Helena. Highly recommend, but pricey.
The Napa River Inn is awesome. It's a short drive to cakebread. Also, you can walk around downtown Napa easily and enjoy the shopping and eating!
AirBNB or home away is a more affordable option if you don’t want a hotel or traditional B&B. They are all over the valley. I always use them on my trips and have never been disappointed.
cskebread is one of my Favorite wineries and I send everyone there. There are many wineries around that area that offer great experiences. My suggestion is a good breakfast with protein in the morning, visit 2 wineries then do lunch and you can usually do one or two more depending on the type of tasting. Stand up tasting bar is quicker than a sit down. Do call ahead for reservations, many wineries book up on weekends.
We stayed in some villa's in Yountville and loved them. I agree with the review above that it does take some time at each tasting and you may feel the effects of the tastings more than you may anticipate so be sure you have a plan to travel safely from location to location. We were at Cakebread on a day they had food happening too and it was all very good. We also did a tasting with Etude were we went up into the winery with the wine maker where he educated us on the geology, chemistry and process in their production, that was outstanding.
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