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Napa Valley Holiday Gift Guide

The season of merriment and holiday gift giving is upon us. Be inspired by this curated list of online gift sets and boutique shops in Napa Valley. With an array of outstanding and unique items, experiences, goods, and services, a gift from Napa Valley is extraordinarily special. Wine gift sets 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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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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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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Best Places for Ice Cream & Frosé

Summer is in full swing, and that means we’re all in search of the perfect ice cream shops to cool down! Whether you’re looking for a kid-friendly stop on your summer road trip or looking for some sweet flavors with an adult twist, Napa Valley has you covered. City of Napa Oxbow Public Market is the…

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Best Wineries 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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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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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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2023 Best of Wine Tourism Award Winners

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 America). The organization recently celebrated Napa Valley hospitality businesses as leaders in the 2023 Best of Wine Tourism awards. The annual Best of Wine…

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