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Secret Wineries of Napa Valley

While there are many big name winemakers in Napa Valley pouring wines that live up to their reputations, there are twice as many small wineries and notable winemakers to discover. And with more than 400 wineries open to the public, it can be overwhelming for even the most seasoned Napa Valley…

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Unique Winery Experiences & Tours in Napa Valley

Napa Valley is home to more than 400 wineries, and many offer more than just simple tasting experiences. Whether you’re looking to roll up your sleeves and play winemaker for a day, take in Napa Valley’s beautiful vistas from a unique vantage point, or experience a pairing you won’t find anywhere…

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Napa Valley Wineries with Refreshing Rosé

Sun's out, fun's out! What better way to swing into summer than enjoying a glass of refreshing rosé while taking in the golden hills, verdant vines and warmth of the California sun. While there are many Napa Valley wineries offering up rosés (too many to name them all here), we’ve rounded up a few…

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Napa Valley Wineries for White Wine Lovers

Calling all white wine enthusiasts! It's no secret that Napa Valley is well known for bold Cabernets, but we also showcase some incredible white wines – if you're looking for the perfect cool crisp summer wines, warming winter dessert wines, or the best buttery varietals. The most common white wine…

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Best Outdoor Wine Tastings in Napa Valley

Come for the wines, stay for the outdoors. Napa Valley is one of the most beautiful places in the world and nothing pairs better with our world-class wines than picture-perfect views. From rolling hills framed by majestic oaks to sweeping mountain views and gorgeous gardens, here are some of the…

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Wine Tastings $50 and Under

Several Napa Valley wineries offer great wine tasting introductions for a relatively approachable price. We’ve pulled together a list of wineries, tasting rooms, and wine shops with tasting fees at $50 or under to help guide you on some affordable wine tasting options. While there are many reasons…

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Sparkling Napa Valley: Best Bubbles in the Valley

When it comes to Napa Valley, the first thought that comes to mind is likely wineries with serious Cabernet Sauvignon. But, did you know that this valley also has a bubbly side? Yes, indeed. Napa Valley is also home to some really incredible sparkling wines. Technically not called Champagne unless…

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Why Join a Wine Club?

Wine Clubs. Maybe you’ve heard about them, but never given it much thought. Or possibly, the term is new to you. What is a wine club? Why do wine clubs exist? And why should you consider joining a wine club at a Napa Valley winery? We’ve got answers! What is a Wine Club? Many, if not most, wineries…

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Top 10 Small Wineries in Napa Valley

Napa Valley is chock-full of small production, family-owned, boutique-style wineries. In fact, over 90% of Napa Valley wineries are family owned. If you seek a truly personalized experience, then be sure to explore the many wineries of Napa Valley including those on this short list. Don’t forget to…

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Winery Cave Tours & Tastings in Napa Valley

Above-ground tasting rooms aren’t the only formal places to sip wine in Napa Valley. Many wineries also offer caves for tasting experiences, too. These caves serve dual purposes—they are cool and humid locations to store wine while it ages to perfection in barrels, and they are both beautiful and…

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