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August 28, 2019

Visiting Napa’s Sub-Appellations? What You Need to Know

Wine enthusiasts know that the taste of the grape reflects the climate and weather of the area where vines grow. When temperatures are too cool, grapes are tart. If temperatures rise, grapes can overripen or dry out. Too much rain can dilute the flavor and change the sugar/acid balance of the fruit. Too little moisture reduces the yield of grapes, which means less wine! Fortunately, the U.S. is home to Napa Valley and its sub-appellations, where conditions for winemaking are optimal. An ap...
August 22, 2019

It’s Not Too Late to Squeeze in a Late Summer Vacay to Napa

If you want to squeeze in a last minute vacay before the fall routine kicks in, Napa Valley is the perfect destination. Bring the kids, enjoy a romantic weekend with your significant other or make it a girls’ trip. When you see what August and September brings to America’s wine region, you’ll see why people pick Napa for late summer vacations.  Why End-of-Summer is a Great Time to Visit Napa  Harvest season kicks off in August, so you can get a feel for the exc...
August 20, 2019

Attending the Safeway Open Event? Check out this news!

Golf, music, food, and wine headline September 23rd through the 29th Safeway Open event. Let’s start with details about the Safeway Open: The Safeway Open Pro-Am Golf Tournament begins Wednesday at 7:20 a.m. Click here for a list of Pro-Am pairings. Gates for the main event open Thursday at 6:30 a.m., with first-round tee times at 7:20.  Look for: Phil Mickelson Brandt Snedeker Fred Couples Cameron Champ And more than 135 of the best golfers in the w...
August 13, 2019

Labor Day: Treat Yourself to the Delights of Napa Valley

Lazy days make us think most of the summer is ahead of us, but we’re about halfway through the season! It’s not too early to begin planning an end-of-summer Labor Day getaway to Napa Valley.  Warm days, cool nights, and a bounty of relaxing activities create a perfect respite as you gear up for fall. Here are a few of our favorite events happening on the Labor Day weekend, which starts Saturday, August 31st and continues through Monday, September 2nd. Summer Sunset at R...
August 08, 2019

Where to Go for Craft Beer in Wine Country

Historically, people come to Napa Valley for the wine. With the Mediterranean climate and favorable geography, it’s easy to grow high quality wine grapes in this region. But, as the craft beer market is exploding, a growing number of craft breweries and taprooms are popping up in wine country. You aren’t really surprised, are you?  The next time you’re in Napa, be sure to stop by one of these local breweries and sample their selections of IPAs, wheats, ambers, porter...
August 06, 2019

Celebrate Wine at the Sixth Annual Calistoga Harvest Table

August through October is the harvest season in Napa Valley. Winemakers rush to pick grapes at peak ripeness and start the fruit’s transformation into flavorful wines. On September 8th, 2019, the Calistoga AVA will host its sixth annual harvest celebration. The celebration features food and drinks from nine local restaurants and more than 40 wineries. With 1,000 feet of tables set in the center of Calistoga’s downtown, the joyous event expresses gratitude for a bountiful harvest. I...