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7x7's Holiday Wine Buying Guide

Seven Napa Valley wineries offer their favorite holiday picks.

Five Things to do in Wine Country in December

Peju Province Winery

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With harvest over and the wines slumbering in the cellar, our thoughts turn to holiday entertaining, shopping, eating and partying to the very end.  Here’s how to end the year on a high note, Wine Country style.

Olive Harvest Festival Kicks Off in Wine Country

Napa Olives

The grapes have long been crushed and the vines are settling into dormancy, but there is another harvest happening all over the North Coast that, like the 2012 grape vintage, is both more bountiful and of better quality than the area has seen in years.

7x7's Guide to Napa Lodging

Pampering and R&R are necessary to the full Wine Country experience. Don’t miss these elegant stays, spas, and entertainment venues.

Legends Napa Valley Tasting Spans 55 Years of Napa's Legacy

Legends Tasting

What if we could assemble every winery that put Napa Valley on the map? And what if we could taste the most important wine they ever made? The answer, of course, is that would one would be one epic tasting. And it was.

7x7's Guide to Napa Valley Food

Carpe Diem Napa

Nothing pairs with wine like food, and Napa Valley has no shortage of farm-fresh, creative cuisines. Join the locals and winemakers at these prime tables, most within walking distance to Napa’s world-famous vines.

Celebrate Thanksgiving in Wine Country

While few wineries are open on Thanksgiving Day, Wine Country has a cornucopia of events, dinners, and specials for the holiday. Options range from hosted dinners at wine-country resorts, take-home winery feasts, and wine-soaked festivals. The following is what's on our agenda:

Photos: Alanis Morissette, Gavin DeGraw, and More Rock Live In The Vineyard

One of the Bay Area Wine Country's hottest cultural events returned on November 1-4, offering guests an intimate weekend filled with pairings of exquisite music from the hottest live acts, and culinary and wine events with some of the biggest names in the industry.

7x7's Guide to Napa Valley Wine

Swanson Vineyards

The valley’s 400-plus wineries and bustling tasting rooms can make Napa a daunting conquest. On your next trip, keep it simple with 10 of our favorite spots, from the nationally renowned to the rare hidden gem.

Pizzando Brings Pizza and Oh So Much More to Healdsburg

Pizzando Healdsburg

Mugnani, the maker of those beautifully tiled, wood-fired pizza ovens from Italy, is making a lot of money off of Wine Country these days. Earlier this summer, we reported on what had become a pizza inferno sweeping Napa and Sonoma and now, Pizzando in Healdsburg tosses their pie into the fold — or flame as it were.

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