Historic Residence on San Francisco Bay
In the 50's. well before the Napa Valley became more popular than Disneyland, my parents and their bohemian friends used to drive to the wine country with several empty gallon jugs. The goal back then was not to find the best wine, but the best cheap wine. After all, if you drank red wine with every meal, except breakfast, it needed to be good and affordable. So they would buy salamies from Italian butcher and stock up on vin extraordinaire. My job was to decant the gallons into liters so it would not go bad once opened.
Nowadays, the wine is a lot better and there is every blend imaginable. You could spend months tasting everything. But from the Ferry you can do your homework, drive up in 45 minutes, stop at three good tasting rooms, have a picnic and a nap to sleep it off, and be home before dark.