Wine tours

A glimpse at the pastoral setting of the Long Meadow Ranch Winery outside of Rutherford in the Napa Valley. (Chris Hardy)

WHERE TO STAY

Harvest Inn, 1 Main St., St. Helena, Calif.; (800) 950-8466, www.harvestinn.com. Cozy, comfortable, surrounded by vineyards. Most rooms have wood-burning fireplaces. Rates start at $199 and include breakfast.

Bardessono, 6526 Yount St., Yountville, Calif.; (707) 204-6000, www.bardessono.com. If you'd like to keep with the green Napa theme, this stylish, sustainably designed hotel is the place. Rates for spa suites begin at $325.

WHERE TO EAT

Bouchon, 6534 Washington St., Yountville, Calif.; (707) 944-8037, www.bouchonbistro.com. This Parisian-style bistro is owned by Thomas Keller of French Laundry fame but is much easier to get into. Sit at the zinc bar and have oysters and frites, or settle in at a table in the cozy back room. Entrees average $24.

Pizzeria Tra Vigne, 1016 Main St., St. Helena, Calif.; (707) 967-9999, www.travignerestaurant.com/pizzeria.html. Thin, crispy-crust pizzas are good for a lunch stop. Pizzas average $15.

WHERE TO TASTE

Frog's Leap, 8815 Conn Creek Road, Rutherford, Calif.; (707) 963-4704, www.frogsleap.com. Open Mondays through Saturdays. $15 tasting fee.

Long Meadow Ranch, 738 Main St., St. Helena, Calif.; (707) 963-4555, www.longmeadowranch.com. Open daily. Tasting fee begins at $10. Farm Adventures, which include the tour of the ranch, begin at $100 a person.

Cade, 360 Howell Mountain Road South, Angwin, Calif.; (707) 965-2746, www.cadewinery.com. Open daily by appointment. Tasting fee $10.