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2024 Best of Wine Tourism Award Winners

The Great Wine Capitals Global Network recognizes Napa Valley as one of 12 Great Wine Capitals around the world (and the only one in North America). The organization recently celebrated Napa Valley hospitality businesses as leaders in the 2024 Best of Wine Tourism awards. The annual Best of Wine…

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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 Hands-on Harvest Tours

Each year from August through October, Napa Valley comes alive with the excitement and rush of harvest. Winery teams can be seen picking grapes in the vineyards for crush, and some wineries even offer special harvest tours so you can witness the winery production facilities in action. Here are some…

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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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Photo-Worthy Spots for Spring

Spring is arguably the most beautiful time of year in Napa Valley. With the buds breaking on the vines, wildflowers blooming along the roadways, and winery gardens coming in full force, it’s a fantastic time to get out and find those epic photo spots. With the heavy rains we received this winter…

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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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Food Lover's Guide to Napa Valley

It is no secret that one of the best ways to enjoy a great bottle of wine is with an equally wonderful food pairing. Fortunately, Napa Valley not only boasts award-winning wines, but a diverse assortment of food experiences to titillate not only the palate, but the mind and curiosity as well…

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8 Wine-Friendly Recipes to Make at Home

Looking for ways to spice up your #WineFromHome routine? We've rounded up a few of our favorite recipes from Napa Valley chefs that are vitamin-rich and easy to make at home with what's already in your pantry. So grab your shelter-in-place sweetie, open up that Napa Valley wine and get things…

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Graveyards and Ghost Tales in the Napa Valley

As Halloween approaches, it’s the perfect season to remember that the Napa Valley has a rich and colorful past. Generations of Native Americans, Mexicans, pioneers, Italians, and Germans have lived and died here – some of them under violent or mysterious circumstances. The Napa County Historical…

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2017 "Best Of" Award Winners Worth a Visit

As one of nine recognized Great Wine Capitals, San Francisco and Napa Valley has awarded its hospitality leaders the 2017 Best Of Wine Tourism regional designations in seven categories. The Best Of awards categories include accommodations; art and culture; architecture and landscape; innovative wine…

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