Join us behind the scenes as we seek out the experiences that make Napa Valley special.


Summer Events in the City by the Bay

by WC STAFF on JULY 4, 2016

With its mild climate, myriad entertainment and dining options, and close proximity to Sonoma County and Napa Valley, San Francisco is an excellent base for a wine country adventure. We’ve put together a list of events and must-see venues for your summer visit to the city by the bay. Outside Lands Image Source: Outside Lands …

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Your Guide to Napa’s “Up Valley”

by WC STAFF on JUNE 27, 2016

While the city of Napa is an obvious destination for foodies and wine enthusiasts visiting California’s premier wine region, those seeking a more relaxed experience will want to head toward the north end of Napa Valley to what the locals affectionately refer to as “Up Valley.

Calistoga, St. Helena

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The Most Expensive Napa Valley Wines Ever Sold

by WC STAFF on JUNE 13, 2016

With its long tradition and bevy of talented winemakers, Napa Valley produces some of the most expensive bottles of wine in the world, including the current record holder. The prices aren’t just for show — throngs of wine lovers wait for years on lists, scrub the Internet, and travel to auctions for the chance to get a sip of some of these fantastic, and extremely pricey, bottles.

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7 of Napa Valley’s Most Exciting Winemakers

by WC STAFF on JUNE 7, 2016

Check out this list of Napa Valley winemakers who are doing new and exciting things in the world of wine production. These are winemakers with a strong point of view who are eschewing the traditional in favor of their own visions. The results taste incredible. Abe Schoener of Scholium Project Image Source: NY Times Former …

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Bottle Shock: Fact vs. Fiction

by WC STAFF on MAY 3, 2016

Bottle Shock, released in 2008, has become a favorite film for many wine lovers. It tells the story about how a Chardonnay crafted by a Napa Valley winery beat every French competitor in the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976, a feat that was unthinkable at the time.

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