Posts Tagged ‘napa restaurants’

How to Order Wine Like an Expert

Monday, May 5th, 2014

No one wants to look foolish when ordering wine, but if you’re not used to drinking it, a wine menu can be overwhelming. If you’re planning a trip to Napa Valley, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the basics of ordering wine at a restaurant. Take the opportunity as a learning experience that […]

Wine Tasting Dos and Don’ts

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

If you’ve just planned an upcoming wine tasting, you may not be sure what to do. The idea may seem clear – you show up at a winery, sample various wines and mingle with others – but you may find yourself wondering about wine tasting etiquette as the date inches closer. Don’t worry, we have […]

Themes for a Wine Country Visit – Part 1

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Most of us don’t need an excuse to visit Wine Country. With the abundant vineyards, wineries, restaurants, shops and hotels, it’s easy to sneak in a quick getaway without having to travel far or spend a lot of money. For some people, they enjoy planning a theme with their visit, and this approach can be […]

Spend More Time in Napa Valley in 2014

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Something exciting is always going on in Napa Valley – new restaurants opening, events and celebrations – it’s a thriving, creative community. One of the more recent happenings in downtown is the opening of a new market-driven restaurant. The former chef at Cotogna and Quince, Sean O’Toole moved into a space in downtown on Napa’s […]

A Closer Look at Napa Valley’s Fine Restaurants

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

You probably read a lot about Napa Valley and its reputation for fine dining. There are five-star restaurants, seasonal menus and impeccable locales that lie within beautiful Wine Country. But what is it about these restaurants that make the headlines? When you read that you can actually travel to Napa Valley and spend the whole […]

Beyond the Wineries: Exploring Downtown Napa

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

When it comes to Napa Valley, it’s the wine tours and tastings that get the most attention. Napa Valley is far more than wineries, and for anyone who has visited our beautiful city before, you know that there are endless opportunities for fine dining, boutique shopping, outdoor activities and arts and culture. If you’re planning […]

Experience all that Historic Downtown Napa Has to Offer

Saturday, October 5th, 2013
historic downtown napa

When you visit Napa, you’re stepping into a historic place – a place steeped in charm with stories around every corner. For over 150 years, this little spot along the Napa River has served as the center of commerce for the surrounding valley filled with farmers and growers. Many of the buildings that grace downtown […]

Napa Valley Fall Events 2013

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Looking for fun events in Wine Country to celebrate the beautiful fall season? Napa Valley has something to offer everyone, so keep an eye out for these upcoming events. ZD Wines Walk in Our Winemaker’s Boots, October 18, 2013 10 am and 1 pm, $75 per person Join ZD’s winemaking team for a Cellar Tour […]

Downtown Napa is the Ultimate Culinary Destination…with Walking Tours!

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

Long ago, the Napa was very remote – it wasn’t close to a big city, and the residents liked it that way because they wanted to live closer to the food they ate, and savor the natural flavor of good quality ingredients. Those traditions live strong in Napa ,which boasts many farm-to-table restaurants, world-class chefs […]

Bring Out of Town Guests or Take a Road Trip to Napa this Summer

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

The Napa Valley is a great place to bring out of town guests this summer. It’s also a great destination for a road trip simply because there’s so much variety – so many things to do and see. For starters, historic downtown Napa has: Over 70 remarkable restaurants that celebrate the joys of dining. Many […]