First, just let me say that this will be my first trip to California and the NAPA valley. Flying into San Francisco late on a Friday night and plan to stay there and tour Alcatraz in the AM. Will then travel to Napa via the 101 to 37 to 121/12 (Thanks forrestvillian and Napa_Old_World_Inn for driving suggestions!). We will be staying in the town of NAPA.
I am currently trying to decide on the best way to spend the afternoon after driving into the valley. Would you recommend that we stop in Sonoma on our way into NAPA - see the town and a couple of wineries or should we try to get a late afternoon Del Dotto tour? Just of note, we will have two other days to tour vineyards in the NAPA valley (some on our list are Schramsberg, Sterling, Frog’s Leap and Frank Family).