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Summer in Napa Valley


Welcome to a summer paradise in Napa Valley

Sit back and relax with a glass of wine among sun-kissed vineyards and enjoy cool breezes.

Summertime in Napa Valley means plenty of sunshine, wine tasting, and music!

It's the time to savor world-class wine, enjoy alfresco dining, indulge in luxurious spas, and try some unforgettable outdoor adventures like hiking, bike tours, hot air balloon rides, and kayaking or paddleboarding on the Napa River.

Napa Valley's summer calendar is brimming with events and festivals that celebrate the valley's music and art scene. Concerts come in a variety of options, from large-scale music festivals to small-town band nights and one-of-a-kind outdoor winery stages.

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What are the best wines to drink in Summer?

With the warm weather, chilled white wines, such as Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, can be bright and crisp; Rosé wines can be light and refreshing, and are synonymous with summer; and an effervescent sparkling wine adds a touch of celebration to summer.

Ultimately, though, you should drink the wine you enjoy! If you prefer a tannic Cabernet Sauvignon, then sip it year-round!


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