Welcome To Napa Valley – Wine, Wineries & More
Napa was once just a name on the signpost as visitors drove through on their way to see “wine country” has become a destination that’s worth stopping for. Napa more than survived the 1906 earthquake that devastated much of San Francisco and has managed to bypass much of the modernization of its neighboring cities just a bit the south. Napa boasts more pre-1906 structures than any other city in the Greater San Francisco area.
Why Should You Go to Napa?
Whether you are wine tasting, dining at renowned restaurants like the French Laundry, pampering yourself with a mud bath in Calistoga, or just enjoying your stay at quaint bed & breakfasts, hotels or resorts, Napa Valley can be your “sweet spot”. Napa is a great place to get away for a weekend or a few days. The Napa Valley is one of the premier travel destinations in our world. Breath-taking views are there to take in at nearly every corner you turn. The fields of mustard in the late winter, picturesque rolling hills planted with vineyards year-round and wineries of every size dottingly-scattered across the valley.
Downtown Napa’s newest food and wine venues make it a more attractive place to stop every year, and if you like to stay in bed and breakfast inns, it has plenty of them, in some beautiful old buildings.
Anouther Options – Take a Guided Wine Tour of Napa Valley Wineries
Enjoy your premiere wine tasting experience in the Napa Valley without having to drive. Don’t mix drinking and driving, taking a wine tour or excursion may be a safer choice. So go ahead, pamper yourselves by being chauffeured around our world-famous Wine Country. If you want more luxurious transportation, there are numerous limousine companies serving the Napa Valley. Look into a guide wine tour of Napa Valley.
Here are a few quick peaks at some local wineries you will want to visit.
Napa Valley Wine Tasting / Wineries
Can’t wait – here is a sample of a few of Napa’s many wineries waiting for you.
Sequoia Grove – a Great Cab House
Family-founded in 1980, we quickly gained a reputation for award-winning Bordeaux-style wines highlighting finesse and balance. Today we are a famous Rutherford Cab House producing ultra-premium wines crafted to express our unique Rutherford terroir. Come join us in our circa 1850 barn-turned-Tasting-Room, view Napa Valley’s first underground cellar, and linger under some of the last remaining Sequoias in the Valley
Flora Springs Winery
At Napa Valley’s Flora Springs Winery, making great wine is a family venture. Flora Springs produces Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Sangiovese which routinely earn top honors from the nation’s leading wine critics. Visit the tasting room and sample current releases, library and reserve wines, and sign up for Flora Springs’ wine clubs.
“Castello di Amorosa, situated on 30 acres of vineyards, is a 121,000 square foot Tuscan-style castle and winery. Taste our award winning wines and marvel at the hand-painted Great Hall, the Grand Barrel Room and underground cellars and caves.”
Visit a Winery (with so many wineries to choose from and information to share – this section is being re-written. Be sure to check back)
Oakville/Rutherford Featured Wineries
Pack a Picnic, Visit a Winery
Many Napa Valley wineries offer picnic facilities. And what is better than tasting a couple of great vintages like buying a bottle of wine and parking your friends and family on a great bench while enjoying that wine? If you can’t think of something, now worries, many of the wineries have areas for you to enjoy your new found wine. So many folks ready to help you with lunch and share information as you plan your next getaway to your picnic and wine tasting.
Have you found a favorite winery or location for that relaxing picnic in Napa Valley? Share with us by commenting on your little discovery…..