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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...

Winter Events in Wine Country

Winter Events in Wine Country

Good times for families, friends, and couples visiting Napa Valley after the hectic days of the harvest season do not stop. Following the enormous community-wide sigh of relief following the...

Give the Gift of Flight

Give the Gift of Flight

Are you looking for a unique holiday gift for your special friends or relatives this year? It is hard to imagine a more memorable present than a Gift of Flight, an exciting, mind-blowing, and safe...

Recapping This Year’s Harvest

Recapping This Year’s Harvest

By mid-November, nearly all of the Napa Valley grapes have been harvested. These have made their way to the wineries for crushing to be converted into world-class wines that will end up on tables...

Thanksgiving Dinner Wine Pairings

Thanksgiving Dinner Wine Pairings

Photo courtesy of www.visitnapavalley.com Thanksgiving dinners are considerably more complicated than any ordinary meal. Multiple courses, side dishes, appetizers, and desserts that complement the...

Napa Valley in November

Napa Valley in November

While anytime is a great time to visit Napa Valley, November is one of the best months to come. As the fabulous mid-autumn weather arrives, harvest activities, restaurants, hot air balloon Napa...

Fun Family Getaway in Wine Country

Fun Family Getaway in Wine Country

Photo courtesy of www.redtri.com The most unhurried time for a family getaway to Napa Valley is late in the year following the harvest. The activity has slowed, although there are still many...

Celebrate Thanksgiving in Napa Valley

Celebrate Thanksgiving in Napa Valley

Photo courtesy of www.napatouristguide.com Why not take the show on the road and celebrate Thanksgiving in Napa Valley? Whether you are a family group or just a couple, Napa Valley offers plenty of...

A Weekend in Napa Valley

A Weekend in Napa Valley

A Weekend in Napa Valley Are you looking for something unique to do this weekend? How about a romantic interlude with your favorite person? Or, would you prefer a complete family outing full of...

Throw Your Own Harvest Party

Throw Your Own Harvest Party

If you have been to a Napa Valley Harvest Party, you already know that those are the celebrations that deliver the ultimate in fun, food, music, and, of course, excellent wines. These celebrations...

Wine and Spooks: Halloween in Napa Valley

Wine and Spooks: Halloween in Napa Valley

The joyful fun of Halloween happens to coincide with the late harvest season of Napa Valley. The end of October is the perfect time to visit and enjoy the fine weather, drink the wine, take an...

Hands-on Harvest Activities in Napa

Hands-on Harvest Activities in Napa

Harvest time in Napa Valley is a crucial time. But it’s not all work and no play. Even though the residents are focused on bringing in a successful 2019 crop, Napa Valley wineries and vineyards open...

Wine Tasting Events in Napa: October

Wine Tasting Events in Napa: October

October is a decisive month in Napa Valley. The entire year’s activities have been pointing toward the all-important grape harvest.  All hands are on deck to ensure the harvest and crushing are...

Napa Harvest Traditions

Napa Harvest Traditions

Photo courtesy of www.visitcalistoga.com Harvest time in Napa Valley is a time for hard work and celebration. Finally, the product for all those months of painstaking effort and tender loving care...

Events in Napa This Fall

Events in Napa This Fall

Photo courtesy of www.donapa.com Another Napa Valley summer is ending, and fall is approaching. The weather will be turning a bit cooler as the harvest activity begins to swing into high gear....

Stages of Napa Valley Harvest

Stages of Napa Valley Harvest

Photo courtesy of www.visitnapavalley.com Each September in Napa Valley, preparation for the new harvest begins. The extensive care and adjustments to weather conditions during the growing season...

Why Visit Napa in the Fall

Why Visit Napa in the Fall

Photo courtesy of www.napavalley.com Any time of the year is a great time to come to Napa Valley. But fall is extra special because all the year’s activity culminates in the celebration of the...

Fly into the School Year with a Napa Balloon Ride

Fly into the School Year with a Napa Balloon Ride

For many of us, it’s hard to believe that the school year is upon us once more. As always, we ask, the question: “Where has the summer gone?” Did you do all those family things you had hoped to do?...

Labor Day Weekend in Napa

Labor Day Weekend in Napa

Image courtesy of Napa Valley Real Estate and Vineyards With Labor Day weekend soon upon us, a Napa Valley visit can focus on end-of-the-summer family activities as your younger family members...