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8 Enjoyable Things to Do in Calistoga

by WC STAFF on JANUARY 21, 2016

If you need proof that the Napa Valley is more than just wineries and vineyards, look no further than Calistoga. Walking down Lincoln Street instills a sense of how a small Wild West town might have felt; in a lot of ways, Calistoga is the last frontier in the Napa Valley, and its slow evolution from a sleepy old western town to the present day remains its greatest distinction from the rest of the valley. There’s no ego here, and no need for pretense: just a small, charming town with a lot to offer.

Attractions, Calistoga, Outdoor Activities, Wine Tasting

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Yountville: A Traveler’s Guide

by WC STAFF on JANUARY 19, 2016

What makes Yountville so special is that it manages to provide so much culture and sophistication without losing any of its small-town charm. You could spend a week visiting some of the top restaurants and tasting rooms Napa Valley offers, and never come across the same place twice, without ever leaving the city limits. No matter how long the visit, this list will help you to plan out your trip.

Ballooning/Air Sports, Hotels, restaurants, Shopping, Wine Tasting, Yountville

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The Best Date Night Spots in Napa Valley

by WC STAFF on JANUARY 12, 2016

For a first date, something lively might be in order. For a fifth date, a dash of candle-lit intimacy sounds appropriate. For a fifth anniversary? An old standard with sentimental value. Whatever the romantic occasion, Napa Valley hosts a variety of restaurants known for their cozy aesthetics, stellar food, and of course, world-class wines. Here’s a short-list of some perennial favorites for whichever iteration of date night you have in mind.

Calistoga, Napa, Nightlife, Oakville/Rutherford, restaurants, Yountville

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9 Unique Winery Pairings to Test Your Palette

by WC STAFF on JANUARY 5, 2016

Napa Valley excels in many things, but the two most important (and delicious) are wine and food. Many Napa Valley wineries put these two together for unforgettable experiences that will elevate your taste buds to a level that wine or food alone cannot achieve. We’ve collected some of the best wine and food pairings in the Napa Valley for you below, so prepare to drool. A lot.

Calistoga, Culinary Activities, Napa, Oakville/Rutherford, St. Helena, Wine Tasting

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8 Unexpected Things to Do in St. Helena

by WC STAFF on DECEMBER 31, 2015

The quaint town of St. Helena is known for the wonderful wineries, fabulous restaurants, and darling shops along picturesque Main Street, and you’ll soon discover that there are a great many interesting things to do beyond the usual winery and restaurant visits. Venture off the beaten path with our list of fun activities to enjoy during your stay in St. Helena.

Arts, Attractions, Outdoor Activities, Parks and Nature, Spas, St. Helena, Wine Tasting, Wine Tours

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9 Napa Valley Wineries Open After 5 p.m.

by WC STAFF on DECEMBER 29, 2015

What’s a wine lover to do after 5 p.m. in Napa Valley? Most wineries close their doors at 5:00 p.m., but if you want to keep tasting into the evening, we have you covered. Below is a list of some of the best wineries and tasting rooms that stay open after the sun goes down, so you can keep the wine tasting party rolling.

Calistoga, Napa, Nightlife, Oakville/Rutherford, St. Helena, Wine Tasting, Wineries, Yountville

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A Guide to Napa Valley Cult Wineries

by WC STAFF on DECEMBER 22, 2015

A “cult” wine is a strange kind of wine that you hear all about but never get to taste. Made in small quantities and sold for high prices, these wines often earn high scores from the Grand Poobahs of wine criticism, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and Wine Spectator.

Wine Education, Wine Tasting, Wineries

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Napa Valley Corporate Retreats: From Wine Tasting to Outdoor Exploring

by WC STAFF on DECEMBER 10, 2015

As the holidays draw closer, a corporate retreat may be in the cards for you and your team. Having to take the “work” out of the experience, however, can be a challenge. Bikes, balloon rides, cooking, tastings, and hassle-free transport should all be on your checklist for an exciting and extraordinary “business” trip under the guise of a tour around wine country.

Corporate Events, Culinary Activities, Napa, Sightseeing, St. Helena, Tours and Experiences, Wine Tasting, Wine Tours, Yountville

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