Should you find yourself sitting in bumper to bumper on Napa's Highway 29 and feeling like a schmuck—this parade of tour buses isn't for a savvy local such as yourself—veer off toward the northeastern hills of Chiles Valley. In this sub-district of Napa Valley, cooler temperatures and higher elevation make for distinctive wines, and the handful of unpretentious family-owned wineries offer experiences so pure, you’ll want to keep them a secret.
Foodie culture is all-pervasive in the San Francisco Bay Area and Wine Country—we are obessed with food, and many of us have, at some point or another, worked inside the industry. Same goes for one Napa-based artist and curator whose upcoming exhibit at Napa Valley Museum celebrates the culture of food through art.
Sure, San Francisco is great. But when you're itching for an adventure, check out some of the area's hottest getaways—some are closer to home than you might think. Here are this year's most popular destinations, new hotels, restaurants, and more.
We've been taught never to judge a book by its cover, a wine by its label. And with wines, anyhow, fancy labels often signal overcompensation for what's inside. But now, San Francisco startup Bare Bottle is bringing the worlds of winemaking and design together to package premium wines in high style.
Dreaming of a place to store your massive wine collection, plus vineyards and fruit orchards for days? Welcome home.
In both music and style, it was the '60s...no, '70s...no '90s all over again at BottleRock Napa Valley this year.
BottleRock's musical lineup features headliners from No Doubt to Snoop Dogg. But it may be the superstar chefs coming to the Napa music fest that get San Franciscans in a true tizzy.
BottleRock 2015 is coming up fast, and some of the best live performers are making their way to Napa for some sun- and wine-soaked partying. Imagine Dragons, No Doubt, Robert Plant, The Avett Brothers, Foster the People, Passion Pit, Snoop Dogg, Cage the Elephant, Young the Giant, and many more are prepped to rock the vineyards, and we have four pairs of 3-day general admission passes to give away to our favorite people—7x7 readers!
We’re all in agreement that San Francisco is one of the very best urban spots you could ever choose to live in. But ever now and then, we have to admit that these city mice have to get out into the country. Need a break from late buses, brunch lines, and your rent? Here are five gorgeous spots to camp out this weekend.