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Desserts, Bakeries, and Chocolate Worth the Drive to Napa Valley

For sugar lovers, a good dessert, pastry, or wine and chocolate pairing can mean the difference between a perfect day and a sour escapade. To satiate our sweet-toothed friends, we picked a few of our favorite Napa Valley desserts, bakeries, and custom chocolatiers. 

Holiday Gift Ideas From Wine Country

The holidays are fast approaching and if hitting the mall sounds less than attractive, give that special someone a gift from Wine Country.

Last Call: Enter Now To Win a Weekend in Sonoma

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to relax more, to go on more adventures, or even to drink more wine, then this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to make sure your 2014 promises come true. 

One Stop Shopping in Wine Country

Originally published on California Home + Design

If you’re looking for unique, artisanal and locally-made gifts this season to place under the tree, stuff stockings, or give a host or hostess, plan on heading to The Barlow in Sebastopol. In this community of makers, you’ll find a diverse range of art, décor, fashion and wine, plus plenty of cozy eateries to fuel your excursion.

Wine Tasting Classes for the Casual Drinker

Have you always wondered what all that swirling and sniffing and slurping and spitting is about?

How to Celebrate New Years Eve in Wine Country

No doubt San Francisco pops off on New Year’s Eve, but the Wine Country also knows how to let the corks fly in style. This year, take a break from tradition, or start a new one, with a masquerade ball, concert, or romantic night in Napa or Sonoma. Here are some top party picks paired with places stay:

Five Things to Do in Wine Country in December

Holiday shopping destinations, uniquely Napa Valley Christmas events, and a new restaurant in Downtown Napa, all happening in December in Wine Country.

Gals Who Grow Grapes in Mendocino

Handley Cellars

Mendocino County is growing a name for itself in the wine industry and responsible for some of that growth is a few fabulous women winemakers.

Five Reasons to Head to Napa for Thanksgiving

If you want to avoid the usual hosting, cooking and cleaning Thanksgiving entails, Napa Valley is a pretty sweet spot to escape. Here are five reasons to go for the holiday: 

Revamped Music Venue Slated to Open in Napa This Spring

Napa valley opera house

There is a winery in the heart of downtown Manhattan that imports 200 tons of premium California grapes every year: Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, Pinot Noir from Russian River, Syrah from Paso Robles. But the barrels full of wine that line the Tribeca space is just a backdrop for the main attraction: music. Now, the founder of that winery/music venu/restaurant/wine bar is importing a bit of New York City to Napa Valley.

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