Ray Isle in the May issue of Food & Wine Magazine recommends that you stop by:
Napa Valley Dream Trip Tips, May 2016, Food & Wine Magazine, p. 108, by Ray Isle
Being a wine writer is a little like being a doctor. People ask you for advice at parties. …I get asked, “I’m going to Napa Valley in a few months—what wineries do you think I should visit?” I’m not surprised by the question. There are more than 400 wineries in Napa Valley; figuring out which ones to visit is definitely tough.
Here are my suggestions for mapping out a winery itinerary:
Think small. Throw in a few smaller, family-owned operations….I’m a big fan of Smith-Madrone Vineyards in the Spring Mountain District, where the impressively bearded brothers Stuart and Charles Smith make terrific old-school Napa Cabernets….