First Sunday Drive for April 2021

Sunday, April 11, 2021 -
9:30am to 12:30pm
Pure Grain Bakery
11 Town Square Place
David Michael

We've got a really fun drive planned for April. Led by our Vice President Kristopher Summitt, the drive will take us on back roads from Vacaville to Napa, eventually ending up at the Rutherford Grill in Rutherford California.


WHEN: SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2021 AT 9:30 A.M.





Our drive this month will start us off in the historic town of Vacaville, CA. Our meeting place is a well known local German owned and operated bakery.


Pure Grain Bakery has traditional pastries and breads made in ovens brought by the owners from Germany and has been a local favorite for 30 years. The meeting place will be in the town center parking lot next to the public library. Arrive early to grab a beverage, some eats and catch up with fellow MBCA members before our 10 a.m. sharp departure. There will be no break in this drive so make sure you visit the restroom before we leave.


Upon departure at 10:00 a.m., our drive will take us on the back roads of Solano and Napa county, along which we will travel though the LNU lightning complex fire burn scar area. It is amazing how nature has begun to heal itself in such a short period of time. Watch for wildlife, as on our trial run for this drive we saw, deer, turkeys, squirrels and more. We will then skirt the edge of Fairfield, CA putting us into the Suisun valley wine region. From here, our scenery will change and you will be on some narrow, winding foothill roads lined with an eye catching array of trees and plants before heading higher up in elevation and over highway 121 into the Napa valley. We will travel up the iconic Silverado Trail though the world famous Napa Valley wine growing region. Our destination will be Rutherford Grill in Rutherford, CA. This valley staple has been serving up a limited menu of fresh cuisine for many years and has never disappointed us. For those that are wine drinkers, Rutherford Grill offers FREE corkage on your first 750ml bottle. We will not be able to be seated as a group, so whether you choose to stay and enjoy lunch at Rutherford Grill or venture out to one of the numerous valley restaurants, you are sure to find something delicious. 


Please join us for what promises to be a beautiful start to spring with a relaxing drive though our Northern California back yard. 




RIGHT to Dobbin St

Continue straight through signal at Monte Vista Ave.

LEFT Steiger Hill Rd 2.5 miles 

LEFT Cantelow Rd 1.6 miles

LEFT Pleasants Valley Rd 3.9 miles

RIGHT Cherry Glen Rd 6.5 miles

RIGHT Lyon Rd .8 miles

RIGHT Hilborn Rd at signal 2.3 miles

RIGHT Waterman Blvd 2.3 miles

RIGHT Mankas Corner Rd 2.3 miles

RIGHT Gordon Valley Rd 1.4 miles

Keep left to stay in Gordon Valley Rd.

LEFT Wooden Valley Crossroad 3.9 miles

RIGHT Suisun Valley Rd 5.2 miles

LEFT Highway 121 to Napa 5.8 miles

RIGHT Silverado Trail 6.9 miles

LEFT Skellinger Rd 11.4 miles

LEFT Rutherford Rd 1.8 miles


Turn right into parking lot of BV winery and Rutherford Grill.