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Napa Valley Grape Stompings

  The grape harvests are coming in and the winemakers want everyone to join in the fun with the traditional grape stomp! These parties bring out the lighter side of wine making and redefine the term “getting a feel” for the process. If you are interested in feeling grape skins between your toes, the stomping […]

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Napa: a Great Place for Labor Day

With the closure of the San Francisco Bay Bridge over Labor Day weekend, the Bay Area population is looking for fun ways to spend the long weekend that keep them away from The City. Napa has an amazing variety of shows, concerts, and general happenings through the weekend for any member of the family. The […]

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BBQ Comes to Napa Valley

  Even though schools are going back, summer is just getting started in the San Francisco Bay Area. Take advantage of the beautiful weather with good food and good fun. On the morning of Saturday, August 24th, Peju Winery is holding their annual grape stomp and BBQ – Stomping Man. The event price includes a […]

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What is Wine Country?

  These days, you can consider a large portion of California as Wine Country. Traditionally, tough, most people think of the region north of the San Francisco Bay commonly referred to as Napa, Napa County, or the Napa Valley. All of these names are inadequate, in part because they do not account for the equally […]

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Visit Wine Country for Tomatoes & Honey

  When you think about Wine Country, you probably think about wine tasting, great food, spas, and boutique shopping. But did you know that the Napa Valley is now also the home of Wild Boar Farms, grower of tomatoes prized by the Bay Area’s finest restaurants? With 10,000 Certified Organic tomato plants and 17 varieties […]

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Winery Spotlight: Ceja Vineyards

  Many wineries in the Napa and Sonoma valleys are family owned – but Ceja Vineyards is more than just family-owned and run, it is part of the Ceja family. Brothers Pedro and Armando Ceja have been working the Napa Valley since emigrating from Mexico as children. They quickly fell in love with the land […]

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Candlelight Inn

A Napa Valley Bed and Breakfast Near St. Helena and Surrounding Communities    A first encounter with the Candlelight Inn is a bit like “love at first sight”!  As you approach the beautifully maintained and landscaped Tudor Mansion – built as a residence in 1929 – it appears to straddle Easum Drive, a modest residential […]

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Mt. Veeder Appellation Wine Tasting

  On Saturday, September 21st, the Hess Collection Winery is hosting the 14th annual Mt. Veeder Appellation Wine Tasting. During this incredibly special event, over 20 wineries – many not generally open to the public – will be offering their small production wines from this very unique AVA. An AVA (American Viticultural Area) is a […]

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