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2022 Harvest Grape Stomping and Hands-on Tours

Each year from August through October, the Napa Valley comes alive with the excitement and rush of harvest. Winery teams can be seen picking grapes in the vineyards for crush, and some wineries even offer special harvest tours so you can witness the winery production facilities in action. Here are…

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2022 Don't Miss Harvest Parties

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and we aren’t talking about Christmas yet! In Napa Valley, we’re talking about harvest – and it is officially underway. As a matter of fact, the first grapes were picked on August 2nd making this harvest season one of the earliest on record. For winemakers…

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Most Luxurious Inns in Napa Valley

As one of the world’s premier destinations, Napa Valley is home to world-class wines, Michelin-rated restaurants, and exceptional hospitality. Luxury comes naturally here, so when booking your lodging, consider indulging your senses and allow yourself to be pampered in one of these exquisitely…

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The Napa Valley Vine Trail: Touring the Valley by Bike

One of our favorite ways to see wine country is on a bicycle, experiencing Napa Valley’s beautiful terrain in the fresh air and at human speed. From the seat of a bike, you can get closer to the vines, sites, and people that make this valley so special. And, as a bonus, you’ll be burning enough…

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Food Lover's Guide to Napa Valley

It is no secret that one of the best ways to enjoy a great bottle of wine is with an equally wonderful food pairing. Fortunately, Napa Valley not only boasts award-winning wines, but a diverse assortment of food experiences to titillate not only the palate, but the mind and curiosity as well…

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Best Spots for Cocktails in Napa Valley

Just because you came to Napa for wine doesn’t mean Napa Valley isn’t also serving up seriously good cocktails. Whether your vibe is posh, elegant, or Instagrammable, there’s a cocktail bar or lounge in Napa Valley that can deliver. From rummy tropical cups singing of banana and coconut to dark…

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Best Lunch Spots in Napa Valley

When traveling, it’s always a bonus to know where the locals go, especially when it comes to a good meal. And with more than 150 restaurants in Napa Valley, picking a place for lunch can quickly become overwhelming. We’ve asked our local staff for their expert opinions on where to go for lunch so…

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Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants in Napa Valley

World-renown as a bountiful agricultural community, Napa Valley is a culinary mecca with an abundance of fresh, local produce, giving its innovative chefs plenty of access to top-notch ingredients. So, when it comes to quality and variety of vegetarian fare, you’ll find menus here that offer a…

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Best Places to Hike in Napa Valley

With plenty of open space and most of the valley designated a protected agricultural preserve, there are so many hiking trails and lakes and awe-inspiring views to explore. Yes, there is the wine. And the food. But Napa Valley is so much more than tasting rooms and restaurants. So, get out your…

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Napa Valley’s Best BBQ Joints

Just say the word “barbeque” and the fun begins. Sure, summer gets all the glory when it comes to feasts from the grill, but why not enjoy all that savory deliciousness the whole year ‘round? Plus, barbeque has a special way of bringing people closer together – maybe it’s because of the down-home…

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