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What’s Happening in the Vineyards Right Now?

Managing vineyards is a never-ending responsibility. Napa Valley winegrowers must always remain aware of the changes in temperatures, rainfall, and the unpredictability of wind currents. While many...

Celebrating Father’s Day at Home

Celebrating Father’s Day at Home

The 2020 Covid-19 pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of our lives. We have learned to social distance, isolate, quarantine, work at home, and mask ourselves to prevent spreading the virus...

Ideas to Help Plan Your Trip for This Summer

Ideas to Help Plan Your Trip for This Summer

One thing is for sure. When you are ready, Napa Valley will be welcoming you back to its safe and healthful environment, complete with great outdoor activities amid delightful summer weather and...

Mother’s Day Ideas from Home

Mother’s Day Ideas from Home

If you are social distancing from your mother, you might consider some unique and thoughtful ways to demonstrate your sincere love and gratitude on Mother’s Day. During this painful period of...

Fun Easter Activities to Do at Home

Fun Easter Activities to Do at Home

Easter has a different look this year. Because of the current worldwide health crisis, we must all retreat to our homes while the usual community, church, and school-sponsored activities had to be...

Get to know your Pilot with these fun facts

Get to know your Pilot with these fun facts

Hot air balloon pilots have one of the most unique jobs, taking them all over the world and skies. These sky adventurers fly to amazing locations -whether it’s for seasonal flights or to attend...

Hot Air Balloon Fun Facts

Hot Air Balloon Fun Facts

If you have never experienced a hot air balloon California-style adventure, you are in for a treat when you do. In Napa Valley, where hot air balloons rides are legendary, you can experience an...

Spring Break Itinerary

Spring Break Itinerary

If you are undecided about your Spring Break destination this year, consider a trip to Napa Valley. Renowned for its first-class wine making, beautiful scenery, commitment to the arts and culture,...

Springtime Happenings in Wine Country

Springtime Happenings in Wine Country

The March bud break signals another growing season. As the weather warms, the communities, businesses, and vineyards begin to show renewed activity. Visitors to Napa Valley in this time of year...

St Patrick’s Day in Wine Country

St Patrick’s Day in Wine Country

St. Patrick’s Day is a time for celebration throughout the world. “Wearin’ o’ the Green” tends to make all of a bit Irish, if for only one day or a week. The tradition is very much alive in Napa...

What’s Going On in the Vineyards Now?

What’s Going On in the Vineyards Now?

In January and February, the grapevines of Napa Valley lie dormant. Late winter is the time when mustard flowers emerge among the rows of vines to blanket the fields in a bright yellow cladding....

Hot Air Balloon Records

Hot Air Balloon Records

As you ascend gently in one of our hot air balloon rides Napa Valley for an aerial view of the spectacular landscape, imagine that only two and one-half centuries ago, humans were still unsure of...

Planning Your Group’s Getaway Weekend

Planning Your Group’s Getaway Weekend

Winter and early spring are excellent times to consider your group getaway to Napa Valley. While the activities are plentiful and the weather is comfortable, booking reservations for lodging,...

February Events in Napa Valley

February Events in Napa Valley

Photo courtesy of www.yountville.com Whether you have always loved coming to Napa Valley or if you never have been here, February is a wonderful, less crowded time with loads of things to do for...

What to Do This Valentine’s Day Around Napa

What to Do This Valentine’s Day Around Napa

If you are looking for an exciting and romantic place to celebrate Valentine‘s Day, check out Napa Valley. The region offers something for everyone throughout the year, but Valentine’s Day weekend...

Planning for Valentine’s Day

Planning for Valentine’s Day

Looking for a truly unforgettable way to show your devotion on Valentine’s Day? How about taking your relationship to new heights, literally, with a Napa hot air balloon ride with your sweetheart?...

Things to Look Forward to this Year in Napa Valley

Things to Look Forward to this Year in Napa Valley

No matter where you reside or where your interests lie, a trip to Napa Valley in 2020 will be an exciting and rewarding experience. For families, art and music lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, food and...

What’s Happening in the Vineyards this January?

What’s Happening in the Vineyards this January?

Following another successful grape harvest in Napa Valley, what’s next for the growers? By late Fall, all of the crops were in and found their way to the many wineries to produce some of the...

Local Events this Month in Napa Valley

Local Events this Month in Napa Valley

If you have enjoyed the bustle and excitement of Napa Valley during the Summer and Fall, try coming in January and February. While the area still offers so much to do in the winter months, you’ll...

New Year’s Resolution: Ride a Hot Air Balloon

New Year’s Resolution: Ride a Hot Air Balloon

The ball has dropped, and 2020 has begun. As you start to grapple with those tough resolutions you’ve made for the coming twelve months, consider mixing in an easy one. How about a Napa hot air...

Celebrating the New Year in Wine Country

Celebrating the New Year in Wine Country

Businesses and communities of the wine regions of Napa Valley and Sonoma County are once again cooking up some truly memorable New Year 2020 celebrations. Scores of hotels, nightclubs, communities,...

Couples Retreat in Napa for the Holidays

Couples Retreat in Napa for the Holidays

Getting away to Napa Valley during the holidays is the perfect way for a couple to escape the hustle and routine of ordinary life.  The crowds are smaller, the lines are shorter, and reservations...

A Napa Valley Christmas

A Napa Valley Christmas

Christmas in Napa Valley is a magical time. Adorned with beautifully decorated streets, homes, parks, and businesses, Napa Valley’s communities offer many specially created seasonal events and...