Summer sunset in Napa Valley vineyard

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Pack a Picnic in the Napa Valley

Gorgeous Napa Valley parks and sweeping vineyard views make picnics a daily pleasure. Here’s where to find the best provisions: In St. Helena, Gary's Marketplace has quickly become a favorite for its high-end deli and bakery. Grab a boxed lunch, like the prosciutto, soppressata, roasted pepper…

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The Best Places for Napa Valley Olive Oil Tasting

Napa Valley grows more than great grapes. The natural abundance of the valley includes a wide bounty of agricultural products, from Zinfandel to zucchini. One of the (many) things our Mediterranean climate is perfect for growing is olives, which means we make a lot of olive oil! If you’re looking…

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Off-Road Adventures in the Napa Valley

Though Hwy 29 and the Silverado Trail are the main routes for navigating the Napa Valley by car, there’s much more to the valley than can be experienced via a quick drive up one of these major thoroughfares. And with summer being one of the busiest times of the year in Napa Valley, it’s the perfect…

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Gift-Giving Napa Valley Style

It seems to happen more quickly every year: No sooner have you put the turkey pan away than it’s time to start prepping for the winter holidays. If you’re like me, the prospect of gift-shopping looms heavily. I dread the crowds, the parking (or lack thereof), the endless Christmas music. But fear…

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Napa Valley’s Hidden Gems and Best Kept Secrets

So you’ve been to Napa Valley numerous times and now you’re wondering what’s next. Not that breathtaking vistas and delicious food and wine could ever get boring, but you really want to explore and immerse yourself in what makes the Napa Valley so legendary. Below we’ve listed just a few of our…

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