FI and I have come close to settling on our budget for our HM. We were originally planning on going to Europe, but he's starting to change his mind. I was wondering if anybody has done the wine touring/tasting thing Sonoma/Napa and if so whether you could recommend some places to stay in each that are romantic, close to vineyards/wine tours (so we wouldn't have to drive necessarily) and preferably have spas attached. Our budget is around $6,000 for 9-11 days (we think about $1250 or so will be used for flights/travel), but bonus points if your recs are less than that
Also any must-eat restaurant recs are welcome and vineyard recs are welcome.
Final question: is there enough to do there for 9 days? I'm not convinced I wouldn't get bored after 3 or 4 days of touring vineyards, but nearly all of our relatives live in the Bay area, so we can't really go down to San Fran without obligatory relative visits, KWIM? Wine country is already cutting it pretty close, but we think it'd ultimately be far enough away to not offend people when we didn't visit.