TR’s Itinerary: Windsor & The Eastside Bunch
First stop, Healdsburg, to pick up a picnic at the Oakville Grocery. Head to Foppiano, taste and then take their self-guided vineyard walk and see the famous Riley Vine, featured monthly on Wine Road Facebook. Head on over to Limerick Lane and then, visit Christopher Creek. Next stop, Merriam Vineyards, where you can picnic, too. Head on over to Windsor to check into your lodging, the Hampton Inn & Suites and relax around the pool. You might have time to slip in a visit to Mueller just the other side of town. Later, you can walk to the Windsor Town Green and experience eclectic shops and restaurants. Dinner tonight is at Bistro M- French, intimate, fabulous.
Next morning after breakfast, head up to your appointment to meet with the Nachbaurs at Acorn/Alegria, for personal tasting, tour and attention. Next stop is Rodney Strong where you can taste, take a self-guided or more in-depth guided tour, time permitting. Though not part of the Eastside Bunch, make an appointment to visit Windsor Oaks Vineyards and have them arrange for your self-styled tour, tasting and lunch; this is a 750 estate only open to the public 18 times per year. Relax back at the Hampton Inn and when rested up, drive a quick 10 minutes south to eat dinner at Willi’s Wine Bar on the Old Redwood Highway, small plates and fantastic wine selections- sit outside on the covered porch or at the cool bar.
Here’s looking at you, kids.