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Cabernet Season: Stay Like a Pro

After the frenzy of harvest, the cooler, calmer months known as Cabernet Season are welcomed by locals and visitors alike. Now’s the time to stroll a little slower and linger a little longer. Maybe even curl up in a deep armchair with a thick novel by the fire – and a big glass of Cab, of course…

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Sip & Save: Insider Tips for Cabernet Season in Napa Valley

You’ve heard us talk about how Cabernet Season is one of the best times of year to enjoy the Napa Valley — it’s less crowded, rates are lower and, while the temps are certainly lower than in summer and fall, even California’s winter climate is perfectly mild. But how to figure out what to see and do…

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12 Ways to Winter in Napa Valley

Treat yourself this season with twelve gift-wrapped ways to experience the Napa Valley. 1. Wrap up something nice. New shops have been opening up left and right in the valley. It’s not too late to…

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Cabernet Season: The Best Time to Visit Napa Valley

Cooler temps, cozy nights in front of the fire, and world-famous cabernet- it’s Cabernet Season in Napa Valley- our favorite time of year (and the best time to visit)! Here’s why: You’ll escape the crowds. A drive down the Silverado Trail feels like you’ve left the world behind. The tasting rooms…

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Nine Gorgeous Inns to Cozy Up in This Winter

The Danes have a word for it: Hyggelig , a state of coziness created with candlelight, soft blankets and, whenever possible, chocolate. Cabernet season personifies hyggelig in Napa Valley, and what better place to celebrate this winter warmth than in an intimate boutique inn? Many of these boutique…

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The Best Places to Curl up by the Fire

Though our winters are milder than in many places, here in the Napa Valley we still love to cuddle by a fire when there’s a chill in the air (for us, that’s anywhere south of 60 degrees). And there’s…

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Six Ways to Celebrate Cabernet Season

Cabernet Season, which runs from mid-fall to spring, is a gorgeous time to visit the Napa Valley. Crowds have diminished and the bustle of harvest is behind us. The summer heat is finally over – there’s a welcome chill in the air. In caves and cellars all over the valley, new vintages are aging…

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