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Go Stomp Grapes! Napa and Sonoma's Best Harvest Celebrations

Come September, Wine Country is packed with grape stomps, vineyard picnics, and harvest celebrations. The good news? Everyone’s invited. Whatever your pleasure, plan to book in advance as most parties sell out.

Five New Restaurants Opening in Napa

This fall, a slew of new bars and restaurants are opening in Napa’s burgeoning downtown.

Napa Winery Adds Spirits to its Impressive Collection


There’s really no arguing that Napa County does wine and does it well. The hardest part about getting a good glass of wine is often having to choose from the long list of choices. But tucked away on Spring Mountain above St. Helena, a winery is doing more than just make wine–they’re carrying on a family tradition and gaining fans with every sip.

The Farmer and The Fox Will Revitalize the Northern Napa Valley Corridor in 2014

Farmer & Fox

The ten minute drive between the towns of St. Helena and Calistoga at the northern end of Napa Valley is an idyllic one.

Make it a Day or Night in Wine Country's Kenwood

Breakfast at Kenwood Inn & Spa

Sure, Northern California Wine Country has good wine, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find there’s so much more to it than just a good glass of vino. Wine Country neighborhoods have a style all their own.

How to Make the Perfect Sangria

Sangria is far too often a haphazard mix of leftover wine, fruit, booze, and juice. However, with a little thought, it can become anything from a sweet summer treat to a deep, brooding cocktail. Here are some solid rules to get you mixing, and three prized recipes to seal the deal.

Eat, Drink and Celebrate in Sonoma County's Russian River Valley

Grape to Glass, Russian River Valley

One of the best things about harvest time in Wine Country is all of the harvest parties that come along with it. Add pre-harvest parties onto the calendar and the phrase "life is good" comes to mind.

Seven Sweet Wines to Savor

Like dessert, sweet wines come in every shape and size with flavors that range from chocolate and cherry to buttered popcorn. These classy treats vary as extremely in sweetness as they do in color and often pair perfectly with spicy foods and romantic moods. Here are ten of my favorites: 

Three Things to Do in Wine Country in August

Front of Scott's BBQ. Photo by Denny Culbert

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A cultural exploration of BBQ, the grand opening of Orin Swift's new tasting room in St. Helena and a dressy little exhibit in Downtown Napa, all happening in August in Wine Country.

The Best Happy Hours in Napa and Sonoma

The best way to start a weekend in the Wine Country is to take off early on Friday, head to a happy hour, and raise a glass to avoiding traffic and the welcoming the wine-soaked weekend ahead.

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Get in touch with your daring side with the rule breaking wine, Spicy Vines.

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