Summer sunset in Napa Valley vineyard

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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 Places to Watch the Sunset in Napa Valley

With the coastal Mayacamas mountain range to the west, the rocky Vaca mountain range on the east, and vine-covered rolling hills lining the valley floor, Napa Valley’s geography makes for picture-perfect sunsets. Spring and winter months can also lend some twilight cloud cover, which creates cotton…

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Best Wineries to Picnic in Napa Valley

Whether fall or winter, spring or summer, Napa Valley’s beautiful weather and scenery makes it a picnicker’s paradise. As spring gives way to summer, what better way to celebrate the warm weather and sunny afternoons, than with an alfresco picnic? Napa Valley has plenty of picnic spots for outdoor…

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Best Pools to Lounge By this Summer

While it’s fun to spend days tasting great wine and eating gourmet food, it’s undeniably glorious to sit by a beautiful pool with a novel and a drink in hand, too. Dozens of Napa Valley resorts have pools worth swimming in, but here’s a look at some of the best of the bunch right now. Calistoga…

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Top 10 Free Things to Do in Napa Valley

Yes, Napa Valley is one of the most luxurious luxury destinations in the world. That doesn’t mean everything here costs a pretty penny. The truth is that Napa County boasts a host of destinations and activities that are totally free. Here are our top 10 free things to do: Shop the market The Napa…

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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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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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Cabana Lounging in the Napa Valley

The sun is shining, and summer is in full swing in Napa Valley. It's the perfect time of year to slow down, relax, and enjoy the beauty of wine country from a private cabana. Whether lounging poolside at a luxury resort or enjoying a leisurely tasting overlooking the vineyards, we're all about…

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Hidden Gems of Napa Valley: Napa Valley Olive Oil Manufacturing Co

Local olive oil comes with a side of history at the Napa Valley Olive Oil Manufacturing Company in St. Helena. The shop, which lives in an old white barn two blocks east of Highway 29 behind The Charter Oak restaurant, has been selling oil, salumi, cheeses, and a variety of imported Italian foods…

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Hidden Gems of Napa Valley: Kollar Chocolates

Watch Kollar Chocolates on the Hidden Gems of Napa Valley IGTV series. Napa Valley’s most famous chocolatier brings a fine-dining sensibility to the chocolate business for sweet treats with flavors such as fennel pollen, poppy saffron, miso chili and more. And, yes, the goodies are as delicious as…

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