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Napa Valley Holiday Gift Guide

The season of merriment and holiday gift giving is upon us. Be inspired by this creative and curated grouping of gift items and spread the Napa Valley holiday cheer far and wide. With an array of outstanding and unique items, experiences, arts, goods, and services, a gift from Napa Valley is…

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2022 Don't Miss Harvest Parties

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and we aren’t talking about Christmas yet! In Napa Valley, we’re talking about harvest – and it is officially underway. As a matter of fact, the first grapes were picked on August 2nd making this harvest season one of the earliest on record. For winemakers…

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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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Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month 2022

Napa Valley warmly welcomes LGBTQ+ travelers throughout the year, and especially in the month of June when there is a wide variety of events and attractions focused on LGBTQ+ guests. In addition to near-perfect weather, Napa Valley offers some of the best spots to eat and plenty of places to hang…

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50+ Wine Tastings Under $50

The best visits to Napa Valley revolve around epic wine tastings. While tasting fees can add up quickly, some wineries still offer great introductions for a relatively affordable price. We’ve pulled together a list of 50 wineries and tasting rooms with tasting fees at $50 or under per person to help…

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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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Best Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day in Napa Valley

Mother’s Day is an opportunity to give moms a shout-out, whether it’s brunch, a gift, or flowers. In Napa Valley, it’s always a great time to treat Mom to a meal or outing to recognize the love and kindness she has exhibited over the years. And if you are a mother, it’s a good opportunity to take…

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Napa Valley Comeback: Chandon

The pandemic halted in-person tastings, but that didn't stop Chandon from connecting with sparkling wine fans from across the country. As the state heads toward a broader reopening, Chandon has adapted their offerings to create a more personalized, and elevated, experience for guests. Hear how…

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Sparkling Napa Valley: Best Bubbles in the valley

While Napa Valley is often known for its Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varietal wines, we are also home to some amazing sparkling wine producers (Champagne is technically only wines that are made in Champagne, France). We've put together a list of our best-known bubble wineries so you can…

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Winter Romance Napa Valley-Style

It’s Cabernet Season here in the Napa Valley. That means not only full-bodied red wines, but chilly temperatures, shorter days, roaring fireplaces, maybe a little chocolate. In other words: the height of romance. Here’s our idea of a perfectly romantic day in the Napa Valley. If you’re strolling…

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