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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...

End of Summer Festivities

End of Summer Festivities

The end of another exciting summer season in Napa Valley is nearly upon us. While the beautiful weather, exciting activities, and fun will continue into the fall, there are still some...

Winery Harvest Parties

Winery Harvest Parties

As another perfect Napa Valley summer rolls to an end, the vineyard managers and winemakers of Napa Valley are busily preparing for the annual harvest to begin. From September until early November,...

Wine Tasting in the Valley

Wine Tasting in the Valley

An incomparable destination for wine tasting and entertainment is California’s Napa Valley. Home to over 400 wineries, Napa Valley’s excellent reputation is built on ongoing community and...

August in Napa

August in Napa

Image courtesy of Daily Republic Enjoy the remaining weeks of summer with a trip to glorious Napa Valley. The vineyards are rapidly approaching full ripeness as the harvest nears. The social and...

Fun in the Sun: Balloon Ride with Wine Tour

Fun in the Sun: Balloon Ride with Wine Tour

The sun is shining throughout glorious Napa Valley these days. While the sun’s rays are essential for developing our world-famous grapes, think about spending time this summer beneath our beautiful...

Wedding Season, Bridal Party Activities in Napa

Wedding Season, Bridal Party Activities in Napa

Photo courtesy of Thealhazzaadventures.com A safe, activity-filled adventure to Napa Valley’s beautiful wine country is the perfect solution for an unforgettable wedding or bachelorette party...