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Napa Valley Comeback: Brasswood Estate

Brasswood learned the valuable lesson of not being afraid to try new things during the pandemic. Their comeback is fueled by a team that is reinvigorated with passion for hospitality and great service. Q: How has the pandemic changed your organization? The pandemic changed our organization in a…

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People of Napa Valley: Meet Cinthya Cisneros

Name: Cinthya Cisneros Job: Owner of La Cheve Bakery and Brews Hometown: Napa, CA Education: B.S in Chemistry, Secondary Teaching Credential Q: Describe your path working in the tourism field. My path in Napa Valley's tourism industry started shortly after I wrapped up my last year of teaching…

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Best Places for Ice Cream

With summer in full swing, it’s never too soon to start planning your ice cream strategy. From Napa to Calistoga, we’ve got you covered, whether you’re a waffle cone loyalist, milkshake maven or flavor adventurist. Enjoy the sunshine and savor whatever sweet treat floats your boat at the Oxbow…

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Ditch the Car: Best Way to Tour Napa Valley

Whether you're looking to be a more eco-friendly traveler or just prefer to slow down and explore at a more relaxed pace, there are plenty of ways to enjoy wine country without renting a car or using rideshare services. Napa Valley is home to breathtaking scenery and mild weather year-round, and…

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Wineries with Refreshing Rosé

Sun's out, fun's out! What better way to swing into summer than enjoying a glass of refreshing rosé while taking in the golden hills, verdant vines and warmth of the California sun. While there are many Napa Valley wineries offering up rosés (too many to name them all here), we’ve rounded up a few…

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People of Napa Valley: Meet Chef Jammir Gray

Name: Jammir Gray Job: Executive Chef at Compline Hometown: Vallejo, CA Education: University of California, Davis 06’ /Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park 08’ Q: Describe your path working in the tourism field. I knew I wanted to be a chef ever since I was in elementary school. I read a…

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Napa Valley Road Trip: The Backcountry of Highway 128

Looking to go off-the-beaten-path in Napa Valley? Look no further than California State Route 128 east, also known as Sage Canyon Road, which winds its way through the Vaca Mountain Range and up to Lake Berryessa. On this hidden gem of a road trip you’ll find historic boutique wineries…

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Napa Valley Comeback: Baldacci Family Vineyards

For Baldacci Family Vineyards, the pandemic will always be defined as the moment when they discovered their full potential. With a newly renovated production and hospitality space, they are ready to entertain visitors in-person once again. Q: How has the pandemic changed your organization? The…

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Napa Valley Comeback: Harvest Inn

If the pandemic proved anything, it's that Napa Valley's tourism workforce is an incredibly resilient and passionate bunch. That's especially true at the Harvest Inn, where dedicated tourism pros have worked longer hours and picked up extra shifts to ensure visitors receive the same pre-pandemic…

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Best Pools to Lounge By this Summer

In our opinion, there’s no greater pleasure than sitting by a beautiful pool with a novel and a drink in hand. With summer in full swing, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite hotel pools in the Napa Valley. Solage Resort in Calistoga just completed a major renovation, adding private cabanas to…

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