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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. Viewed from one of the iconic hot air balloon rides Napa Valley that...

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 throughout the world. At this point, the growers are heaving a...

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 to offer fresh new activities for visitors and locals alike. Cooking classes, art...

Hot Air Ballooning with BATV Is Sure to Please

When having wine tours in and around San Francisco you may also want to include hot air ballooning with BATV or Balloons Above the Valley. BATV has been in the business of providing hot air balloon rides for over four decades. Our longevity in the business is a sure...