Summer sunset in Napa Valley vineyard

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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 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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Best Winery, Resort, and Inn Wedding Venues

Napa Valley remains one of the most sought-after places in the country to host a destination wedding – and understandably so. With a Mediterranean-like climate, gorgeous landscapes, and world-renowned food and wine, it’s no wonder so many couples opt for a wedding amongst our rolling vineyards…

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2022 Best of Wine Tourism Award Winners

As vines all over Wine Country begin to awaken from their winter slumber, there’s another reason to celebrate around here: It’s awards season. And since the Great Wine Capitals Global Network recognizes Napa Valley as one of 10 Great Wine Capitals around the world (and the only one in North…

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The Ultimate Guide to Valentine’s Day, Napa Valley-Style

Rolling hills of vines. Cabernet and chocolate pairings. Hot-air balloons rising at dawn. Dinner a deux at a Michelin-starred restaurant. The Napa Valley is surely one of the best destinations in the world to celebrate romance. And Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so now’s the time to…

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The Ultimate Guide to Wellness in the Napa Valley

A Breath of Fresh Air It’s easy to disconnect — and recharge — in Napa Valley. Beyond the wine, one of the best reasons to visit here is to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. There’s no better place to find much-needed rest and relaxation than Napa Valley. Napa Valley has a natural…

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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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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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The Most Romantic Things to Do in Napa Valley

Want to get away to the Napa Valley with your sweetie for a special occasion or Valentine’s Day? Here are some of the most decadent, mind-blowingly romantic offerings within the Napa Valley. Auberge du Soleil, Tres Romantique Package The Très Romantique Package at Auberge du Soleil includes an…

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