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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.

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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.

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Oakville Wineries: Tasting in 2 Days

by WC STAFF on NOVEMBER 3, 2015

Oakville is located in the middle of the Napa Valley and is home to some of the most famous wineries and best Cabernet Sauvignon in the region. We will skip a few of the names you probably already know – Robert Mondavi, Opus One and focus on the wineries you should know. Read on to become as knowledgeable about Oakville as a local.

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Guide to a Weekend in Calistoga

by WC STAFF on OCTOBER 29, 2015

Travelers looking for a relaxing vacation in Napa County should pay attention to the small town of Calistoga. Visitors to Napa Valley’s most northern city can mingle with farmers, grape growers, winemakers, and locals just by walking down the street, or stopping by one of the many restaurants the town has to offer. Wine tasting and relaxing by a geothermal mineral pool are the main attractions, but Calistoga has much more to offer.

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The Best Spring Mountain Wineries in 2 Days

by WC STAFF on OCTOBER 1, 2015

Once you go up Spring Mountain, you’ll never want to come down. The variety and quality of the wines made here are stunning, and largely undiscovered by tourists. Pack a picnic lunch (Sunshine Foods) at the base of the mountain has you covered) and head up the tree-draped trail for some seriously great wine. Here is a list of the top eight wineries not to miss on your Spring Mountain weekend.

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Explore Howell Mountain Wineries in 2 Days

by WC STAFF on SEPTEMBER 28, 2015

Rising over 2,000 feet above the floor of the Napa Valley, Howell Mountain has become a legend in the wine world. It’s porous, rocky, iron rich soil lends itself to the making of spicy, bold, fine red wines. Additionally, microclimates abound across the hillsides allowing for a variety of grapes to grow. The vineyards tend to be smaller, more intimate than their cousins found on the valley floor. A two-day tour of the mountain allows wine enthusiasts to visit, taste the wines and view some of the most beautiful vineyards in the region.

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Weekend in St. Helena: A Traveler’s Guide

by WC STAFF on AUGUST 31, 2015

St. Helena is the epicenter of Napa Valley wine, food, art, and the perfect place to start your visit to wine country. From breakfast to wine tasting to shopping, there is something here for everyone. Read on for a guide to some of the best sights and activities this charming town has to offer, and mix and match to create your perfect Napa Valley weekend.

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Winery Spotlight: Newton Vineyard

by WC STAFF on AUGUST 27, 2015

Newton Vineyard stands out in Napa Valley as one of the premier wineries of the region. They were one of the first to establish themselves on Spring Mountain, which is west of St. Helena. Their style of winemaking could be described as meticulous; the grapes are hand-picked in small batches and each part of a …

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