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The Visit Napa Valley Blog

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 to 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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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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Napa Valley Comeback: Fat Tire Bike Rentals

Family-owned and operated, Fat Tire Bikes was born out of demand for bike riding and spending time outdoors during the pandemic. This eco-friendly option for discovering Napa includes highly personalized service. The company delivers the bikes right to its customers’ front door at no additional…

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Napa Valley Comeback: Heritage Eats

After months of online and to-go orders, Heritage Eats is finally seeing a return of dine-in and in-store visits. The restaurant looks forward to safely welcoming visitors back in person and hopes to re-enter the catering and events business as Napa Valley fully reopens. Q: How has the pandemic…

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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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