Napa Valley - so many vineyards; choose a travel path; vineyard experiences...champagne caves, tram ride to Sterling, gorgeous Opus One's barrel room & views, Chandon's restaurant, Mondavi tour, St Helena's charming Beringer House - make the trip "yours"
Sterling Vineyards in Napa Valley (Calistoga) allows you to stomp grapes with your feet and then create a t-shirt with your wine footprints as a fun memento. They have an aerial tram to the top of their property with beautiful views (only winery in the world with a gondola ride!). Beginning of October is Crush when the grapes are harvested. Recommends Carpe Diem Wine Bar for dinner and Andaz Napa Hotel in downtown Napa