Napa Valley

The legendary Napa Valley is neither the largest nor the oldest wine region in North America, but it is by far the most widely known. It is also one of the most popular destinations in the country, welcoming an estimated five million visitors each year. They come for wonderful wines, top-notch cuisine, and picturesque scenery—and they find it all, in abundance. Something new is always happening here! If you’ve never visited this vibrant valley, it’s high time you do. And if you’ve been here, it’s time to return.


Featured Wineries

Artesa Vineyards & Winery

The beauty of Artesa Vineyards & Winery is evident in the wines and fully realized when one visits its historic grounds in the Napa Valley.

B Cellars Vineyards & Winery

When B Cellars opened its doors along the renowned Oakville Cross Road last August, it was the first winery to do so in 18 years. Founded in 2003 by Duffy Keys and Jim Borsack, the winery is a fitting addition to the neighborhood.

Bennett Lane Winery

With magnificent wines, a magnificent attitude, and a magnificent, beautiful tasting room, there are many reasons to visit Bennett Lane Winery.

Beringer Vineyards

The beauty of Beringer Vineyards is evident in the wines and fully realized when one visits its historic grounds in the Napa Valley.

Castello di Amorosa

Inspired to build an authentic medieval castle and winery to honor his Italian heritage and showcase his exceptional wines, Dario Sattui created Castello di Amorosa, a 136,000-square-foot fortress, stone by stone.

Eleven Eleven Wines

With the deepest respect for the synchronicity of coincidence and the series of events that brought their winery to life, three partners founded Eleven Eleven Wines in 2013.

Etude Wines

Aptly named “Etude” after the music term for a focused study to perfect technique, Etude Wines is dedicated to mastering the craft of winegrowing in the Napa Valley.

Foley Johnson

Located in the heart of the esteemed Rutherford AVA, Foley Johnson is dedicated to producing wines that reflect the brilliance of its exceptional terroir.

Grgich Hills Estate

At Grgich Hills Estate, they're shattering the myth that only French soil can produce the world’s greatest wines.

Heitz Wine Cellars

The family run Heitz Wine Cellars focuses on innovative winemaking and farming practices.

Huge Bear Wines

The historic Calistoga National Bank building in downtown Calistoga is now a charming tasting room and an ideal setting for Huge Bear Wines.

Jamieson Ranch Vineyards

Majestically seated at the southern gateway to the Napa Valley, Jamieson Ranch Vineyards welcomes guests with award-winning wines, sophisticated cuisine, and jaw-dropping vista views.

Liana Estates

Liana Estates is focused on providing fun and immersive experiences for guests who want to fully appreciate the natural beauty of the Carneros region. It’s hard to miss, with great wines and stunning views stretching all the way to San Pablo Bay. 

Materra | Cunat Family Vineyards

With a little patience and persistence, Brian Cunat, who hails from McHenry, Illinois, realized a dream when he, his wife Miki, and daughters Neena and Amie, founded Materra, Cunat Family Vineyards, in St. Helena, California, in 2007.

Monticello Vineyards

Inspired by the author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States Thomas Jefferson, who once said, “Good wine is a necessity of life for me,” Jay Corley founded Monticello Vineyards.

Napa Cellars

It seems only fitting that a winery by the name of Napa Cellars should embody the sense of place for which the famed Napa Valley is known. Every day in the winery's tasting room, guests discover great wines in a friendly setting that celebrates the Napa Valley legacy.

Peju

Through passion and hard work, the Peju family has transformed their Rutherford Estate into a wine, architecture, and art lover’s paradise in Napa.

Pine Ridge Vineyards

Today, the esteemed winery is a showcase for exquisite Cabernet Sauvignon with nearly 200 acres planted in 12 prime vineyard sites: four in the Stags Leap District; two in Rutherford; three in Carneros; one in Howell Mountain; and one in Oakville.

Robert Mondavi Winery

With his belief that the Napa Valley could be the center of a gracious lifestyle embracing wine, food, and art, Robert Mondavi built the valley’s first major winery since Prohibition in 1966.

Silverado Vineyards

From the moment visitors turn onto the drive leading to the vineyard estate, they realize this is not another Napa Valley Winery. As guests meander to the top of the knoll they’re greeted by the façade of the majestic Mediterranean- style stone winery of Silverado Vineyards.

St. Clement Vineyards

St. Clement’s history began in 1976, when William Casey, a local ophthalmologist, bought the house and built a 10,000-case stone winery in the backyard.

Stags' Leap Winery

Located on the east side of the Napa Valley, the 240-acre estate rests in its own intimate valley, graced with natural beauty, historic buildings, gardens, and a legendary reputation for elegant wines that express their unique terroir.

Sterling Vineyards

When British financier Peter Newton selected the site for the Sterling Vineyards winery, he chose a hilltop at the northernmost end of the Napa Valley.

The Hess Collection

Hidden away in the hills of Napa Valley is the wolrd-class winery, the Hess Collection.

V. Sattui Winery, Artisan Foods & Italian Marketplace

In 1885, Vittorio Sattui opened a small winery in San Francisco’s North Beach, marking the birth of what would become, after four generations, a storied Italian tradition in Napa Valley—V. Sattui Winery.

 

Notable Wineries

Acacia Vineyard

When Winemaker Matthew Glynn joined Acacia Vineyard’s winemaking team in 2005, it was as though a hand slid effortlessly into a perfectly fitting glove.

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Ahnfeldt Wines

There’s a new energy stirring in Old Town Napa these days, thanks in part to the blended efforts of Celeste Carducci-Ahnfeldt and her husband Bruce Ahnfeldt, owners of Ahnfeldt Wines.

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Ballentine Vineyards

The legacy of Napa Valley winemaking stretches back many generations at Ballentine Vineyards.

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Beaulieu Vineyard

From those very early days, Beaulieu Vineyard has been dedicated to innovation in both the vineyard and the winery, crafting bold, classic wines that stand among the world’s finest.

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Bell Wine Cellars

Cloaked in quiet, off the beaten track and south of Yountville, stands Bell Wine Cellars. The serene stone winery is surrounded by Hopper Slough and by rows of vineyard in all other directions.

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Bello Family Vineyards

 Each week, the Bello family graciously opens their home, vineyard, and garden to a small number of guests who get to experience the bounty and beauty of Bello Family Vineyards firsthand.

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Black Stallion Winery

Located on a picturesque stretch of the Silverado Trail, Black Stallion Winery recalls the rustic charm of early California.

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Blue Victorian Winery

The sky-blue Victorian house on Suisun Valley Road always stood out, but since it became Blue Victorian Winery, it’s even more of a standout.

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Bouchaine Vineyards

Nestled along a quiet country lane and surrounded by gently sloping vineyards, Bouchaine Vineyards is the longest operating and most southern winery in Napa’s Carneros.

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Cairdean Estate

The old Scottish saying, “what’s meant to happen will happen” rings very true at Cairdean Estate.

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Charbay Winery & Distillery

The drive up winding Spring Mountain Road above St. Helena to Charbay Winery & Distillery is the first hint to visitors that they’re in for a real treat.

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Charles Krug Winery
Charles Krug is the oldest winery in the Napa Valley and has been owned and operated by the Peter Mondavi, Sr. family for four generations.
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Clif Family Winery at Velo Vino

Velo Vino has become a Mecca for cyclists, who stop for maps of local bike trails and tips on routes to Clif Family Farm on Howell Mountain.

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Cliff Lede Vineyards

Recently, Cliff Lede Vineyards received high praise from leading U.S. wine critic Robert Parker who wrote, “Readers looking for a future superstar from Napa need look no further.”

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Clos Du Val

Through the past four decades, Clos Du Val has consistently upheld its original mission to make distinctive, terroir-driven wines of elegance and balance.

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Cornerstone Cellars

Cornerstone Cellars is the shared vision of three men dedicated to creating elegant, classic wines in some of the world’s finest growing regions.

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Cosentino Winery

Critical acclaim and global adoration are nothing new to Cosentino Winery and its stellar cast of distinct and distinguished wines.

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Delectus Vineyard and Winery

The 112-acre estate boasts a diverse terrain and distinct soils, providing a unique platform to match the five red Bordeaux varietals.

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Domaine Carneros

Gently rolling hills cascade endlessly away from Domaine Carneros Winery’s 18th-century château-style estate.

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Dominari

Dominari focuses on a singular portfolio of superb wines including excellent Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

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Fantesca Estate & Winery

The southeastern side of Spring Mountain where Fantesca Estate & Winery stands has a rich and compelling female heritage dating back more than 150 years.

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Flora Springs The Room

With a love for the Napa Valley that stretches back three generations, the Komes family provides wine tourists with both an ideal place to stay—Rancho Caymus Inn—and an ideal place to taste some magnificent wines—Flora Springs The Room.

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Folie á Deux Winery/ Napa Cellars

The wines of Folie à Deux Winery and Napa Cellars can be discovered together in one warm and inviting tasting room just off of Highway 29 next to Mustards Grill in the Napa Valley.

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Franciscan Estate Winery

Franciscan's friendly and knowledgeable team of wine educators has earned a fine reputation for offering unique seminars and interactive explorations designed to expand the palate and mind.

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Frank Family Vineyards

Frank Family Vineyards offers both sparkling and still wine, giving their visitors a complete wine experience.

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Goosecross Cellars

At Goosecross Winery, customers are the first priority in every facet. The wines are approachable, consistent, and affordable, year after year.

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Hagafen Cellars

When Irit and Ernie Weir founded Hagafen Cellars in 1980, they set out to produce the wines that they personally enjoyed.

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Hall Wines

Visitors to the Napa Valley who love artisan wines, particularly Cabernet Sauvignon, are delighted when they learn that Hall Wines has two locations in the Napa Valley.

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Havens Winery

Shahin Shahabi acquired Havens Winery and is glad to be reuniting the wines with Havens devotees.

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Keenan Winery

The dramatic greens and dusty browns of the Mayacamas Mountain Range in Napa, California color the scenic backdrop of Keenan Winery, while wisps of fog create the perfect microclimate for creating distinctive, flavorful wines.

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Kuleto Estate

Perched on a rugged mountaintop in the remote reaches of eastern Napa Valley, Kuleto Estate demonstrates the merits of taking the road less traveled.

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Luna Vineyards

Luna, a boutique winery on the southernmost part of the Silverado Trail, is consistently recognized for producing distinctive Napa Valley wines that evoke a lifestyle of refined taste and sophistication.

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Markham Vineyards

Seated in the heart of the Napa Valley, Markham Vineyards epitomizes the heritage of this renowned wine region.

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Merryvale Vineyards

Located in the heart of the Napa Valley, Merryvale Vineyards has been creating world-class wine for 30 years.

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Miner Family Winery

Dave and Emily Miner hoped to create a stellar collection of elegant wines when they founded their family winery on the Silverado Trail.

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Palmaz Vineyards

Palmaz Vineyards is known for its great wines and the most personal, impressive, and memorable wine tours.

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Pope Valley Winery

A visit to Pope Valley Winery allows wine lovers to step back in time and experience 12 acres of history.

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Prager Winery & Port Works

The fruitful antidote to Jim Prager’s “severe attack of mid-life crisis,” Prager Winery & Port Works has been the perfect prescription for Port lovers since 1979.

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Quintessa

On the west side of the Silverado Trail in the northeastern corner of the Napa Valley's famed Rutherford appellation, the riveting, crescent-shaped building that houses Quintessa calls out to wine lovers seeking a truly exceptional tasting experience.

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Raymond Vineyards

From its vineyards to its distinctive wines to its dynamic hospitality center, Raymond Wineries offers a great experience.

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Rocca Family Vineyards

With the conviction that excellent wines start with excellent vineyards, Rocca Family Vineyards applies meticulous farming practices and minimal intervention to transform its exceptional fruit into wine.

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Sequoia Grove Winery

Sequoia Grove Winery is the perfect place for wines with deep, intense flavor, supple tannins, bright acidity, and ravishing color.

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Signorello Estate

Signorello Estate, located in Napa wine country, specializes in handcrafted Cabernet Sauvignon, honoring the history of the land, and traditions of Old World winemaking.

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Somerston

Somerston specializes in great wines that express the history, beauty, and the sustainable farming philosophy.

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Somerston - Mandarin

纳帕谷两边的山上,有两条原生态山谷,Somerston 肥沃的葡萄园就坐落于此

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St. Supéry Vineyards & Winery

When French viticulturist Robert Skalli planted the first vines for what was to become St. Supéry Vineyards & Wines in 1982, he had a vision.

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Stonehedge Winery

Stonehedge Winery is dedicated to making excellent Napa Valley wines at consumer-friendly prices.

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Sullivan Vineyards

Tucked away within the tranquil confines of Rutherford on a gorgeous estate in the heart of the Napa Valley, Sullivan Vineyards is the realization of founder Jim Sullivan’s dream to create high-quality, high-end wines.

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Summit Lake Vineyards & Winery

Located in Napa’s very first sub-appellation, the Howell Mountain Appellation, Summit Lake Vineyards is perched 2,000 feet above the valley floor.

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Sutter Home Family Vineyards

Thanks to a family’s dedication to hard work, ingenuity, and commitment to creating a great product for a fair price, Sutter Home Family Vineyards has become a household name and the second-largest family-run winery in the United States.

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Tamber Bey Vineyards

Tamber Bey Vineyards offers it all: a spectacular setting, exceptional wines, and a friendly ambience that keeps wine and horse enthusiasts coming back.

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Tayson Pierce Estate Wines

With a fascination for wine that began in his teens, Eric Rothchild saw the bottling of his first vintage of Tayson Pierce wine in 2006.

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Terra Valentine Winery

In the mountains above St. Helena, in the rugged Spring Mountain AVA, Terra Valentine was born from its owners’ determination to capture the subtleties of its terroir in an exceptional portfolio of wines.

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The Heritage Wine Trail

At each winery stop, guests are treated like VIPs, with behind-the-scenes tours, special tastings, and more.

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Thorn Hill Vineyards

When Thorn Hill Vineyards Winemaker Amy Thorn opened a new tasting room in September 2014, she became the only female winemaker with a tasting room on St. Helena’s bustling Main Street.

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Trinchero Napa Valley

With a Napa Valley winemaking history that dates back to 1948, the Trinchero family has gained an exceptional international reputation for producing fine small lot wines.

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Twenty Rows

Napa’s vibrant downtown has come alive with great restaurants, unique shops, and the standout winery and tasting room where Twenty Rows wines are poured.

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Vezér Family Vineyard

With all award winning wines, Vez�r Family Vineyard will give guests an experience that they will never forget.

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Viader Vineyards

With wines as breathtaking as the panoramic views, Viader is a leading first growth Napa Valley winery.

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von Strasser Winery

For the past 20 years, von Strasser Winery has enjoyed an enviable reputation for producing handcrafted wines of distinction with great depth and balance.

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Whitehall Lane Winery

Whitehall Lane, named after the road that runs along the south border of the property, is a small, family-owned winery in the Napa Valley’s Rutherford appellation.

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ZD Wines

As the third generation of deLeuze family members emerges at ZD Wines, so too does a strong focus on sustainable farming and environmentally friendly practices.

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Featured Accommodations

Napa River Inn

The attractive boutique hotel offers world-class dining, local specialty shopping, and live entertainment along downtown Napa’s riverfront, giving guests of the Napa River Inn an ideal vantage point for experiencing the Napa’s burgeoning nightlife.

Bardessono

The sleek 62-suite environmentally conscious hotel offers a private retreat in the heart of the Napa Valley, complete with a world-class restaurant and indulgent spa.

Napa Valley Lodge

Set in a Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard, the Napa Valley Lodge is located in the charming village of Yountville—the culinary capital of the Napa Valley.

Rancho Caymus Inn

Although history served as its inspiration, Rancho Caymus Inn provides all the comforts of a modern first-class inn.

River Terrace Inn

Set upon a quiet bank of the Napa River, River Terrace Inn provides a peaceful retreat for those seeking the ideal blend of modern elegance and laid-back California charm in close proximity to the energy of Downtown Napa.

Calistoga Ranch

Here, nature blends seamlessly with architecture, creating a unique feeling of intimacy in the wilderness.

The Meritage Resort and Spa

The Meritage Resort and Spa sits at the foot of this famous wine country, providing a perfect launching point for wine touring. You’ll be pleased to discover that the best of Napa is there to greet you. 

The Westin Verasa Napa

Located just minutes from downtown Napa, the Wine Train, and Oxbow Public Market, The Westin Verasa Napa provides an exquisite oasis to wine tourists eager to explore the Napa Valley. The sleek, contemporary lobby, decorated in vineyard hues, is the first signal to guests that they are in for a treat.

Silverado Resort and Spa

Set on more than 1,200 acres of land in the heart of Napa Valley, Silverado Resort and Spa is a captivating landmark destination.

Featured Businesses

1313 Main

1313 boasts nearly 6,000 square feet of bar and lounge space, with multiple compartmentalized gathering areas that afford guests unique experiences and varied levels of intimacy.

Andaz Napa

Embracing Napa’s farm-to-table philosophy with a sprinkling of worldly influences from Executive Chef Sarah Linkenheil, Andaz unites travelers and locals in a communal setting. 

Beau Wine Tours

Widely known as the region’s premier wine country destination tour service, Beau Wine Tours creates lifetime memories for its clients.

Carpe Diem Wine Bar

With over 45 wines by the glass and an impressive reserve wine list, guests always receive a warm welcome when they walk into Carpe Diem in Napa Valley, California. 

Napa Valley Tours & Transportation

There’s a lot more to a good professional wine touring company than a nice fleet of cars! They recognize that each individual client has a distinct set of interests and needs, so each tour starts with a dialogue, either through email or by phone.

Napa Valley Wine Train

Operating on a rail line first built in 1864, the Napa Valley Wine Train is a treasure chest of history, romance, and culinary excellence.

Restaurant Cuvée

The wine, food, and cheese of the Napa Valley community, plus organic herbs and vegetables from the on-site garden are served, making this a true embodiment of California’s most acclaimed wine region.

Featured Destinations

Downtown Napa

At the foot of the Napa Valley, charming Downtown Napa has transformed into a culinary and entertainment destination that should not be missed.

St. Helena

A delightful blend of old town charm and chic vitality, St. Helena is nestled in the heart of the Napa Valley, about 90 minutes northeast of San Francisco.

Calistoga

Just 75 miles north of San Francisco, Calistoga offers a rich history with famous hot springs, family-owned wineries, and authentic hospitality. 

Videos

Wine Activities for your Napa Valley Meeting

Silverado Sommelier and Food and Beverage Director, Chris Costas, explains how wine can be involved in your meeting.

Events

Top Stories

Wine Country Experiences Napa Valley

7/1/2016

UNARGUABLY, THE NAPA VALLEY has set the benchmark for American wine. Geographically, the valley is long and lean— just 30 miles at its longest, and 3 miles at its widest points— but it possesses just the right soils and climate characteristics to foster an overwhelming number and variety of legendary wines.

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Napa Valley's Standout Tasting Rooms: Part Three

6/15/2015

In our previous two issues, we’ve introduced you to 25 of Napa Valley’s more than 500 wineries offering outstanding tasting experiences. We only tapped the surface!

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Unforgettable! The Napa Valley Wine Train

6/15/2015

The Wine Train is made up of a fascinating string of beautiful antique rail cars, each with its own story to tell.

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For the Love of Trains, Cuisine, and the Napa Valley

1/13/2015

In the quarter century that the Napa Valley Wine Train has been operating, it has found a place in the hearts of thousands who have climbed aboard to dine in its authentic, beautiful cars.

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Napa Valley's Standout Tasting Rooms, Part Two

1/1/2015

In our last issue, we introduced you to 15 of the Napa Valley’s more than 500 wineries offering outstanding tasting experiences. We only tapped the surface! Here are 15 more.

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Napa Valley's Standout Tasting Rooms

6/17/2014

Home to more than 500 wineries, the Napa Valley has more standouts than we can list here, but this great list will help get you started.

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All Aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train!

6/17/2014

Operating on the rail line first built in 1864, the Napa Valley Wine Train is a treasure chest of history, romance, and culinary excellence.

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The Meritage Collection: A Four-Destination Tour of Life and Style

6/17/2014

Each of these distinctive properties provides a sublime setting, exceptional cuisine, and a plethora of activities (even wine tasting experiences!) right on its grounds, making it difficult for some guests to venture out. 

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Toasting Napa's Winemakers

12/24/2013

We asked 10 esteemed Napa winemakers to tell us about one of their mentors, and for many it was hard to choose. Here’s to all of the talented winemakers of the Napa Valley—and all of the mentors who helped show them the way.

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Incredible, Delectable, Napa Valley Wine Train

12/24/2013

From the vibrant Oxbow district of downtown Napa to the charming town of St. Helena, the Napa Valley Wine Train graciously provides passengers the ultimate in culinary dining experiences.

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Is there a typical Napa Valley Red Bordeaux?

6/10/2013

Nearly 200 years have passed since Jean-Louis Vignes brought Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux vines from France to California. Since then, red Bordeaux varieties have taken beautifully to their New World home, perhaps most notably in the Napa Valley where Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Carménère flourish in its warm climate and fertile soils. 

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A Heavenly Day on the Heritage Wine Trail

6/10/2013

From Carneros to Calistoga, the beautiful Napa Valley changes at every stretch and curve. There’s so much to discover and explore! Suppose you had one day to tour and wanted to make it perfect. What would you do? The Heritage Wine Trail is one simple answer.

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Destination Races: Events With a Sense of Place

4/5/2013

Today, there are six annual Destination Races, introducing runners from all over the world to six unique North American wine countries.

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Culinary Napa Valley

12/20/2012

Nothing goes better with wonderful wine than wonderful food—and you’re sure to find plenty of both in the Napa Valley.

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Touring the Napa Valley: 11 Inside Tips

6/19/2012

Today the Napa Valley boasts more than 450 wineries (there are 50 plus tasting rooms alone) so you will feel like a kid in a candy store when you first arrive.

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Eco Committed: 8 New Ways the Napa Valley is Raising the Bar

12/13/2011

Over the past few years, the practice of sustainability has evolved from a noble concept to a full-on movement in the Napa Valley.

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