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When Is the Best Time to Visit Napa Valley?

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If you’re a wine enthusiast, you’ve surely visited or placed a trip to the wine mecca known as the Napa Valley high among your list of prospective vacation destinations. Few regions in the world can boast the sheer concentration and quality of vineyards that Napa can claim. Coupled with the elegant amenities, exemplary climate, and…

Wineries You Shouldn’t Miss on Your Napa Valley Wine Tour

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Ah, Napa Valley. The words alone conjure up images of verdant fields dotted by oak trees, warm weather, and vineyards as far as the eye can see. It’s no wonder then that private Napa wine tours from San Francisco are so popular. Spending the day with a guide who’s an expert in wines is a…

A Brief History of Napa Valley

Napa Valley Cabernet Grapes Napa Valley is everything you would expect it to be—luxury wines, breath-taking landscapes, over-the-top wineries, opulent dining, and high-end boutique inns—all finely manicured and gracefully polished with white glove hospitality.  However, it’s also mostly rural farmland,…

Important Things You Should Pack for Your Napa Valley Getaway

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So, you’ve decided to go on a trip to Napa Valley. Congratulations on your upcoming adventure! You’re going to have so much fun with wine tastings, vineyard tours, exploring the valley, and spending your nights out on the town. Now, to the burning question in your mind—what should you pack for your trip? Footwear If…

Top Winery Destinations to Visit in Napa Valley

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Napa Valley is California’s famed wine-growing region, and is a popular tourist destination. Located a short distance from San Francisco, Napa Valley is a must-see destination if you’re visiting the San Francisco area. Napa Valley is famed for its picturesque vineyards that offer wine tasting and guided tours of the wine-making process. A great spot…

Why Napa Valley Should Be Your Next Weekend Getaway

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The Golden State of California is a tourist’s dream destination, and it has everything a visitor can want from any destination – magical vistas of the beautiful Pacific Ocean hugging its rugged coastline, glitzy Los Angeles, the picturesque mountain resorts of the Sierra Nevada range, and the magical sights of the San Francisco area. If…

What to Wear on a Napa Valley Wine Tour

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When you schedule the trip of a lifetime, the last thing you want to do is get there and feel unprepared. That’s why it’s important to do your research and know what to wear and what to bring. This is especially true if you’re going on a private Napa Valley wine tour from San Francisco. Once…

Guide to Wine Bottle Sizes

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Have you ever really thought about the different sizes of a wine bottle? Have you considered where they come from? Why were they created? Or even why they’re named the way they are? Well, unless you’re really into wine you may not have ever thought about it, but the naming process and a whole lot…

White Wine Wineries to Visit in Napa Valley

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Finding a winery that focuses on white wines in Napa Valley can make you feel like a vegetarian dining in a steak house.  Sure, they might have one or maybe two, but it usually seems to feel like an afterthought and not the main focus.  In Napa Valley  there is a saying that “Cabernet is…

Napa Valley California

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Napa Valley is everything you would expect it to be—luxurious wines, breath-taking landscapes, over-the-top wineries, opulent dining, and high-end boutique inns—all finely manicured and gracefully polished with white glove hospitality. However, it’s also mostly rural farmland, very small in size—roughly an eighth the size of Bordeaux, France and produces only a small fraction of California…