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April in Wine Country 2019

Springtime in Napa Valley is a glorious time to enjoy wine country as the vineyards spring to life, wine tasting and fine dining are on the upswing, and music and culture are alive everywhere. It's...

Upcoming Events this Spring

Spring is here and Napa Valley is coming alive once again!Growers are preparing their vineyards for the new season as a new excitement radiates among the residents and businesses of the...

Napa Now: What’s Happening this Season

Spring has arrived and work in the Napa Valley vineyards is picking up. And, as the temperature and agricultural activity heat up, the pace of the Valley’s social and cultural activities...

Spring Break in Napa

Spring break is a perfect time for families and students to travel to and enjoy the glories of Napa Valley. With much to do, Napa Valley is the ideal place to relax while enjoying the...

How to Fly a Balloon (Don’t Try This at Home!)

With every form of aviation, only extensive training, knowledge, and experience qualify an individual to become a certified, licensed pilot. Since elements of performance and safety...

What to Do in Wine Country

Napa Valley has something for everyone throughout the year. The weather is great, the scenery fantastic, and the local businesses and citizens work diligently to offer activities to keep...

Valentine’s in Wine Country

Valentine’s day is around the corner and in wine country, that happens to be our specialty. What’s more romantic than sweeping vineyard views, fine wine, gourmet dining and an...

February in Napa

Any time is a great time to be in Napa Valley. Each month offers its own variety of memorable activities to enhance your stay in America’s Mecca of winemaking, fine cuisine, and outdoor...

Reasons to Visit Wine Country in the Winter

The fun in Napa Valley does not end with the Fall harvest and Holiday celebrations. Besides the always-available wine tastings and top-notch dining, businesses and communities continue...

New Year New Trip to Napa Valley

The new year has dawned, and the time is right to head back to Napa Valley for some uncrowded and less expensive relaxation and fun. Although the vines are dormant in the early months of...

January in Napa Valley

Although the whirlwind celebrations of the autumn harvest and the Christmas and New Year’s galas have passed, January is a great time to visit Napa Valley. While the crowds in January are thinner...

Wine Country New Year’s Eve

Ring in 2019 with a Wine Country New Year’s EveNapa Valley celebrants will be toasting another successful year while welcoming another in many venues throughout the region. New Year’s Eve is a time...

Celebrating the Holidays in Wine Country

Celebrating the Holiday season in Wine Country can be a memorable experience for everyone. The festivities, mild climate, and the general sigh of relief that the annual harvest is done all...

December in Napa

The Napa Valley harvest is complete and the holiday celebrations have begun. Complete with a Christmas season Napa hot air balloon ride, December is a joyous time to recall another successful year...

Harvest 2018 Recap

Harvest 2018 has slowly ended and we’re looking back at this marvelous time. It’s been a fantastic season with visitors flocking to the valley to experience the transformation of grapes...

Enjoy Thanksgiving in Wine Country

In the 1600s, the original Thanksgiving celebrations were conducted by the early Massachusetts colonists to give thanks for their recent harvests. Today, we still gather in November to...

The Technology of Hot Air Balloons

Lighter-than-air flight has been around for centuries. Hot air balloons and dirigibles like the famous Goodyear Blimp rely on the basic principle that if an object weighs less than an...

Napa’s November Highlights

November is a wonderful time to be in Napa Valley. One can almost hear the collective sigh of relief as growers and wineries wrap up the year’s harvest and focus on the next year....

Have a Spooky Halloween in Napa

Since Halloween occurs at the pinnacle stage of Napa’s grape harvest with all the usual festivals and parties, this holiday adds more creative and exciting ways to celebrate. An...

Don’t Miss the Napa Valley Film Festival

In addition to the food, fun, Napa hot air balloon rides, and wine tastings that celebrate Napa Valley’s annual harvest, do not forget the famous Napa Valley Film Festival. This year the...

How to Celebrate Harvest

Fall is in full gear and so is harvest in Napa Valley! This is essentially the Christmas of Napa as it’s a crazy and busy time yet the most rewarding and highly anticipated season of the...

This Week in Napa

Harvest continues in Napa with a full swing of events and fall festivities. From grape stomps to fall dinners to hot air balloon Napa Valley adventures, there’s so much to do these...

Winemaking 101: Basic Lingo

So you came to wine country and you’re ready to explore all its beauty – from winery visits to a Napa Valley balloon ride. But first, brush up on some winemaking lingo to get you...