Hello. New to posting but not to reading these boards. Just a note about wineries in Napa requiring a reservation. It is a local requirement that the wineries allow only so many visitors per day/week/etc. The wineries keep these books to prove that they are operating within the scope of their allowed use. Of course many of the older wineries are "grandfathered in", and many more don't always operate within the rules. In fact it wasn't until recently that a law was passed permitting the wineries to allow on-site consumption of a bottle of one of their wines purchased on site and many have put in new picnic areas (V Sattui is an example of a winery that had a picnic area grandfathered in before the law). Just thought it might be helpful to know why you see so many wineries in Napa that say reservation only and you'll notice as you drive up and down the trail and the hwy many wineries have signs out with phone numbers to call to make reservations. Often times people can call and make one for the same day if they aren't booked up or too busy during tourist season. The crush is just starting and IMO fall is one of the best times of the year in the Napa Valley. Also for eating you might consider The Soda Canyon Store (just north of Napa on Silverado Trail) for good sandwiches and picnic items or to grab a coffee and some breakfast treats. Also I saw Oxbow mentioned and Bistro Sabor in downtown Napa. Both good areas to get a variety of food. Bistro Sabor is owned by the Ceja Family of Ceja Vineyards in the Carneros region of Napa. Another good place to try for a breakfast, lunch, or just a sweet treat is Sweetie Pies in downtown Napa. They have also been featured on Food Network. Hope that helps some.