Ruckus Napa Wine Trip

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[one_half]We’re Heading to Napa Valley and you’re invited.  September 26 – 30[/one_half]

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So lots of questions about dress attire.
This will be  a fairly caual trip. Mostly Dress Jeans and cool hipster shirts.
Comfy walking shoes on Thursday – San Fran is a walking town people. Check the weather often as San  Fran can be 20 deg. cooler than anywhere else.
Bring a sweatshirt or you will probably end up buying one.
Fri/Sat in Napa will be warmer (outside the city)
Sunday is back by San Fran and will be cooler.
Shorts during the day for our wine trips.
We don’t have anything planned for a cocktail dress or anything very formal.
Stilettos will get you left behind hailing a cab girlies.  Yes I love them too but not for a walking trip.

As you know Ruckus LOVES wine, to have fun – and Travel.  We’ve finally gotten to a point where
we can share our love of these. Our gracious hosts, Constellation Brands (our wine vendor) has
setup some private tours of some fabulous wineries – and you’re invited. This is during their harvesting
season called Crush.  The entire Valley is booked and we’ve got a few slots to join us for this fabulous trip.

Our trip begins Thursday, Sept. 26th on United Flight 1056 at 6:47am.
We arrive in San Francisco at 9:43am to start our adventure.

Depart Monday Sept. 30th back to Raleigh on United Flight 112 at 1:25pm arrive Raleigh 9:39pm.
If you get in later, that is fine as our 1st stop is Allegro Romano for Dinner.

alegro romanoThursday Night Hotel
I booked the Parc 55 near Union Square. This was the only Hotel that was reasonable in the area.
I got it reserved for $206 per night (Thank you Costco) plus taxes.

Friday at 9am we are picked up by Pure Luxury’s 35 passenger bus (depending on how many go this may change) for transport to Napa Valley.
This will be about 1:15 trip.

First stop Friday is our Hotel to get checked in – Old World Inn.

old world inn





Once Checked in, our tour continues to V. Sattui Winery.
v Sattui


Here we’ll have lunch on their picnic grounds with a wonderful
selection of breads, meats, cheeses, oils – Fantastico!






Our Scheduled Winery for today is Robert Mondavi from 2:30-4:00 pm
robert mondavi




We’ll fit in a few wineries before and after as time allows.

Then back to our hotels for a wine tasting or out on the town.
The hotels are a few minutes walk from downtown Napa
Map of the area.

Saturday starts with Breakfast at the hotel and a pickup at 10am.
We’ll visit wineries until our scheduled Franciscan Winery visit from 3:00 to 4:30







Back to Napa after our tour and Dinner out Saturday Night.
This is currently unplanned and will firm up once the group is firmed up.

Sunday can either be a flight back to Raleigh or we are going to head into Sausalito and SF for the day.
We have a scheduled happy hour at Inn above Tide – One of the only hotels on the water in SF Bay.
inn above tide





The San Francisco Ferry is just next door so we’ll probably head into SF for some sightseeing and dinner
in SF or back in Sausalito. We have a few rooms reserved but need to firm up the List for Sunday.


We hope you can join us for this inaugural trip.
If you can’t, this will probably be an annual event so we look forward to going with you next year.

Eating, Dining, Drinking, Sunday transfer back to SF(will go as groups in van) and wine tasting fees are on your own.
We are covering the 2 scheduled tours.
These tasting fees are usually about $5 to $15.

Pricing per Couple
Airfare about ($450pp) or $900 per couple – book on your own so you can use miles.
Thursday about $200 for hotel.
Transfers for Friday and Saturday ($150pp) – $300
Friday Hotel about $300-350
Saturday Hotel about $300-350 (same as Friday)
Sunday is TBD as we see who is staying over.
Approximately – $2100 per couple for the above (NOT INCLUDING AIRFARE).

If you are want to go on the trip please sign up here.
Yes I want to go!

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