Range: 1 to 9 (9 is best, 5 is average)
At the entrance to Carneros from SF, nice deli, great views, broad selection of wines.
The middle of November is probably the best time to catch the autumn colors in Napa Valley. Since my mom relocated to California when I was born, she has always longed for the New England color palette that she left behind. So, I try to make an annual pilgrimage to Carneros and Napa Valley before all of the vines drop their leaves. I had to start late, so by the time we arrived in Carneros we were hungry for a tasty lunch. Viansa Winery is the ideal place to stop along the way as they are basically the second winery on the route from San Francisco and they offer a deluxe deli counter inside the winery. The fact that you can pair a glass of wine with your lunch isn’t such a bad thing either.
|The entrance to Viansa Winery from the parking lot.|
|The view from Viansa Winery looking toward downtown Sonoma|
|The deli counter inside Viansa Winery|
Based on this experience, I would rate the winery as an 8 and the wines offered as a 4. This is consistent with my previous visit.