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Hiking in Napa Valley: A Beginner’s Guide

Hiking in Napa Valley: A Beginner’s Guide
Napa Valley has a lot to offer besides the delicious wine, breathtaking views and the lush green wilderness. Since tourists mostly regard wine country as a travel adventure location, they love engaging in activities like hiking, kayaking and biking around the beautiful wineries.

Spending the Perfect Winter in Napa Valley

One of the best parts about heading to California, especially the AVAs in Wine Country, is the year-long pleasant weather. The Golden State stays true to its name, with endless sunshine and warmth—at least relatively—all through the year. If you’re eager to escape the winter cold, head out to Napa Valley as soon as possible!

The Best Foods and Wines to Try In Napa Valley

The Best Foods and Wines to Try In Napa Valley
Napa Valley is an American Viticulture Area (AVA) located in California’s Wine Country. It’s a beautiful place, with endless stretches of lush green vineyards and small forests, rich history and culture, and beautiful architecture, including our lovely luxury vacation homes.

Mother’s Day Wine Country Weekend — better than brunch

Mothers Day Brunch in Wine Country
Still wondering what to do for Mother’s Day? If you want to make Mom feel special, there’s still time to plan a Mother’s Day wine country weekend. Get away from the people-packed city and experience the slower pace of Sonoma and Napa where springtime is in full bloom.  Mother’s Day in wine country This is the year to surprise the mother in your life with a wine country getaway. Chances …

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Sommelier — much more than a wine steward

Sommelier
Wine geeks share a language of their own. What exactly does it mean when a wine expert describes a wine as crunchy, chunky, or chewy? Okay, you know what chewy means, but … chewy wine? Instead of trying to decipher the qualities of a wine that is muscular or tight, leave it to the sommelier. What is a sommelier? Dictionaries describe a sommelier (pronounced suh MUL yay) as a wine steward, but the job …

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Cook Up Some Fun — Wine Country Cooking Classes

Cooking Class in Wine Country
Last month family members gathered from across the state to celebrate my mother’s 80thbirthday. We decided early on to rent a vacation homein Sonoma/Napa Wine Country. But what to do on her special day with a group of people aged 20 through 80 with interests as diverse as skydiving and crocheting? We landed on the idea of a cooking class. The epicurean adventure turned out to be ideal— a way to …

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