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Best Wineries & Parks to Picnic in Napa Valley

There is nothing more quintessential to the Napa Valley experience than enjoying a picnic lunch at a scenic winery. With picture perfect weather nearly year-round, a plethora of gourmet foods – from artisanal cheese and snacks, freshly-baked breads, and artfully crafted sandwiches – and of course…

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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. 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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Women in Napa Valley Wine & Culinary

Trailblazers, trendsetters, mavericks, and masters – the women who have forged the rich tapestry of Napa Valley have brought bravado, grit, integrity, and tenacity to the wine and culinary industries. And, they have paved the way for the future generations of women, artfully leaving their notions…

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Napa Valley Rainy Day Plans

Sure, wine country is beautiful in summer when the sun is shining and the sky is blue. But winter in Napa Valley is also surprisingly serene and fun, even when it’s pouring down rain. Rainy days simply nudge you to double-down on cozy and intimate activities, which is easy when there are so many…

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Best Places for Fall Foliage in Napa Valley

As the air becomes crisper and the sun a little lower in the sky, we welcome the changing of the seasons and the vivid hues that Autumn’s fall foliage brings. And what better place to witness this annual change than in Napa Valley – where the stretches of vineyards along the valley floor and…

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2023 Harvest Parties & Celebrations

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Napa Valley – it's harvest time! Harvest is officially underway, with the first grapes having been picked on August 16th. Each year between August and October, we celebrate the newest crop of grapes to come off the vines. It's a momentous event for Napa…

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Best Kid-Friendly Wineries in Napa Valley

With hundreds of amazing wineries to experience, Napa Valley is an ideal destination not only for adults but for families of all sizes and kids of all ages. Many wineries offer family-friendly venues with plenty of outdoor space for the kids (and well-mannered dogs too!), while the adults can sip…

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Taste Wine Straight from the Barrel

Come discover the taste of wines straight out of the barrel in Napa Valley! Wineries throughout the valley offer this unique experience so guests have the opportunity to taste what everyone else will be drinking in a few years. Thieve wine deep in a cave, pour off tap or blend your own unique wine…

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A History-Lovers’ Guide to the Napa Valley

One of the things I love most about this valley is the graceful way it’s evolved over nearly two centuries. Many of its earliest structures are still in use today as wineries, restaurants, hotels, and other businesses. Looking at vintage photos from the nineteenth century, you can still identify the…

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