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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 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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...