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The Visit Napa Valley Blog

Napa Valley Comeback: Art & Clarity

Art & Clarity gives visitors a whole new way to experience Napa Valley. Through the lens of a camera, they are able to reframe wine country from an insider's view and take visitors off the beaten path to explore, and capture, the valley's most hidden gems. The pandemic halted most of their…

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Napa Valley's Blossoming Beer Scene

The Napa Valley is renowned for its mastery of the grape, but it is also gaining appeal for its craft breweries and taprooms that offer IPAs, ambers, wheats, pilsners, porters and more. From robust production to the tiniest of nano-breweries, these taprooms offer craft beer fans a way to experience…

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Visiting Napa Valley: What You Need to Know

When the State of California fully reopens its economy on June 15, we will finally see life getting back to normal in Napa Valley. Our hotels, restaurants, wineries and attractions will be fully open with safety measures in place, and capacity limits and physical distancing requirements will…

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Outdoor Concerts in the Napa Valley

As matters gradually return to a new normal this summer in Napa Valley, the opportunities to take in live music are expanding. Here’s a quick rundown of the concerts happening around the valley this summer as well as live music at our wineries, restaurants and hotels. Outdoor Concerts BottleRock on…

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Napa Valley Pride Guide: A Look at What's Happening in 2021

June is Pride Month, the time to celebrate and honor the LGBTQ+ trailblazers who fought for equality and a brighter future for us all. While last year's Pride festivities were moved largely online due to the pandemic, many 2021 celebrations are back and will feature a blend of virtual and in-person…

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Beyond the Wine: Tastings in the Napa Valley

When your teeth turn purple, it's time to change things up. Luckily, the diverse valley has you covered, whether you're in the mood for high tea or prefer a craft cocktail made with farm-fresh local ingredients. Beer There’s a beer revolution (literally!) brewing in Napa Valley, with roughly a…

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People of Napa Valley: Meet Adriana Regan

Adriana has been around the world once or twice and has worked with some of the most esteemed hospitality businesses around the nation. Yet, after all this time, and travel, she says there’s no place like California's premier wine country. Name: Adriana Regan Job: Managing Inn Keeper at the Poetry…

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Napa Valley Comeback: River Terrace Inn

Through all of the challenges faced in the last year, River Terrace Inn's passion for great hospitality, and the people who create it, prevailed. The hotel adapted a more personalized experience for their guests and looks forward to the return of weekday and group travel. Q: How has the pandemic…

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Napa Valley Comeback: Chandon

The pandemic halted in-person tastings, but that didn't stop Chandon from connecting with sparkling wine fans from across the country. As the state heads toward a broader reopening, Chandon has adapted their offerings to create a more personalized, and elevated, experience for guests. Hear how…

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People of Napa Valley: Meet Joshua Mendoza Widaman

Joshua's passion for wine brought him to the Napa Valley and cemented his career choice as estate winemaker at Pine Ridge Vineyards. Learn more about his journey and why he chose to live and work in the Napa Valley below. Name: Joshua David Mendoza Widaman Job: Estate Winemaker at Pine Ridge…

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