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.
If you ever dreamed of waving goodbye to the city in exchange for the quiet farm life up north, this St. Helena home might be the ticket. It has all the bucolic vibes but with polished amenities and no pesky farm animals.
You’ve been there: A spontaneous trip to Wine Country leaves you guessing which among roughly 3,000 wineries (that all sound the same) will offer a setting inspring enough to coax a “jelly” or two from your Instagram pals. We're here to help.
Our 2016 guide to the best body treatments in the Bay Area is perfect for soothing away your winter doldrums, office-ignited stress, or après-gym soreness.
Local and seasonal ingredients are the culinary and environmental mandate of Wine Country. So what's a Japanese restaurant to do when its intricate kaiseki menu calls for a special kind of turnip that dates back to the 1400s? Rather than importing, one new restaurant is opting to grown their own.
Livermore Valley may not get the same national spotlight as Napa and Sonoma, but its position as viticultural underdog means you can taste world-class wines without crawling through traffic on Highway 12. Whether you prefer tucked away wineries making small-lot vino or relaxing to live music on the patio of the winery, this easy Livermore Valley tasting itinerary offers options to suite every palate.
Check out these tasty breakfast spots the next time you have a hankering for locally sourced bacon and eggs or fluffy made-from-scratch French toast (regardless of what time the clock says).
Whether you live north of the Golden Gate Bridge or are just looking to get out of the city, consider scoping out the creative communities of Marin and Wine Country. In addition to being home to some of our favorite hikes, there's plenty happening here, from art exhibits to food festivals. Here are five fun things you should check out this month.
Charming Cloverdale, located in Northern Sonoma County, has all the warm and inviting ambiance you expect from a small town. Spend a weekend in Cloverdale, and embrace the very best of what Wine Country has to offer.
A road trip is even more exciting when your destination is marvelous food and wine. Fire up that convertible sports car and ready your appetite for these delicious events spanning Sonoma County to Monterey.