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100-Point Cabernet Pairs With Mod Design at Napa's Odette Estate

Just up the Silverado Trail from Napa, Odette Estate serves up cabernet with serious attitude in a setting just begging for Instagram documentation. Located near the southern end of the noted Stag's Leap wine district, Odette's tasting room brings to mind a country farmhouse—an incredibly modern and architecturally stunning farmhouse, that is. The space is bright and airy, situated at the base of one of the area's signature rolling hills. And then there's the wine.

Wine Country Tasting Rooms With Fireplaces

Bundle up in your favorite sweater, and then cuddle up with a glass in front of a roaring fireplace at one of these wineries.

In Face of Drought, Napa Valley Witches Conjure Water With Magic

 An admittedly unreal image of Napa Valley water witches.

California has just creaked through its driest January on record and is staring down a fourth year of crippling drought—and everyone is talking about it. A recent op-ed in the LA Times left us all quaking in our unused Hunter boots. As our reservoirs dwindle, the Department of Water Resources is pleading with residents to conserve water however we can—fix your leaky faucets; let go of your precious lawns. But for some winemakers in Napa Valley, the answer lies in more mystical methods that hail from medieval times.

Sip, Paint, and Revel at Napa Valley Arts in April

Chimney Rock

Head north the first weekend in April for Napa Valley Arts, one of Wine Country's most creative festivals, complete with openings, exhibits, and a host of special events.

5 Best Places for Sunset Dining in Wine Country

River's End Restaurant & Inn in Jenner

With so many mountains and hillside and ocean cliffs in Wine County, there are endless possibilities to catch a Sonoma/Napa sunset over supper. Here are five of the best settings to stake out.

5 New Wine Country Tasting Room Experiences

Mayacamas Vineyard

Running the gamut from brand-spanking-new to freshly remodeled, these five Wine Country tasting rooms are well worth a trip and a toast.

5 Wine & Food Events Worth a Road Trip

There's no shortage of great food and wine in San Francisco, but there are also some hidden gems just across our three bridges. Mark your calendars for upcoming events from Sonoma Countyto Monterey. Queue up your playlist and roll down the windows—they are all well worth the drive.

5 Beautiful Wine Country Hikes

Strap on those boots, pick up that walking stick, and hit the trails for a beautiful springtime hike.

Wine Country To Do: 50 Things to Do in Napa and Sonoma Before You Die

A Wine Country escape is a prized ritual in Northern California. Tastings are a given, but add in the hiking, biking, spas, and hot springs, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. We’ve narrowed down the possibilities and divided them evenly by county:

5 New Tasting Rooms to Explore in Wine Country

From full luxury estates to intimate tasting rooms, these family-owned destinations would be pleased to pour you some vino. 

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