Archive for category: Napa Travel Tips

Winery Spotlight: A Virtual Look at Hall Wines New Tasting Center

11 Dec
December 11, 2013

During my first visit to Napa Valley in early 2009, Hall was one of the most memorable wineries of the trip. My husband suggested it after reading several great reviews of the wine in Wine Spectator and I couldn’t really argue with that! Situated on Highway 29 just south of downtown St. Helena, Hall Wines […]

Napa Valley Itinerary – November 2013 Visit

08 Dec
December 8, 2013

On a whim, we decided to make one more visit to Napa Valley this year and went out during Thanksgiving weekend. We were pleasantly surprised by the quietness we experienced in restaurants and tasting rooms, as well as the festive, holiday décor already in place. In a previous post about the best times of year […]

Add these Napa Breakfast Restaurants to Your Itinerary

25 Jul
July 25, 2013

I’m back after a hiatus that was largely driven by my pre-summer health kick, an extremely busy period at work and the launch of a second personal blog. However, you can always find me on Twitter! A topic that excites me just as much as wine is breakfast. I could easily dine on “first meal” […]

Napa Valley Tasting Round-Up

20 Feb
February 20, 2013

February 2013 “Best of the Best” Wineries With our first Napa Valley visit of the year now in the books, I wanted to share a quick recap on just some of the incredible wine, food and experiences. We were thrilled to benefit from sunny, 70-degree temperatures, which are pretty unusual for wine country during this […]

10 Tips for a Healthy Napa Valley Vacation

07 Feb
February 7, 2013

A Dietitian Dishes on Ways to Avoid Wine Weight Gain Napa Valley vacations are typically characterized by a myriad of tastings by day and multiple-course dinners at Michelin Star-rated restaurants by night. (And, that’s absolutely how it should be!) However, by the time I enter day three of my trips, I start to feel that […]

Wine Country Travel Tip: Scheduling Napa Wine Tasting Appointments

30 Dec
December 30, 2012

Appointment-Making Tips, Suggested Wineries and Etiquette With our first Napa Valley trip of 2013 just six weeks away, it’s nearly time to begin my favorite part of the planning process; coordinating our wine tasting itinerary. Everyone has their own way of going about this, but I thought I’d share some of our tips and tricks […]

Wine Country Travel Tip: What to Do In Napa Valley

06 Dec
December 6, 2012

Activities to Make the Most of Your Next Getaway Wine tasting and fabulous dinners are the essential elements of any wine country vacation; however there are other activities that can help to round out your experience. Below, I’ve listed my top 10 answers for “What to do in Napa Valley,” in no particular order. Though […]

Wine Country Travel Tip: Where to Stay in Napa

23 Nov
November 23, 2012

Napa Valley Hotel Options from Downtown to Calistoga and up Spring Mountain Deciding on where to stay in Napa can be just as daunting as choosing a wine to pair with dinner. From full-service resorts to mountaintop bed and breakfasts, there are accommodations for nearly every taste and budget. Before starting your search, it’s important […]

Wine Country Travel Tip: Napa Through the Seasons

20 Nov
November 20, 2012

Timing Considerations for Your Next Napa Valley Trip Wondering when to visit Napa Valley? Having visited Napa during each of the four seasons, I’ve seen the benefits and drawbacks of traveling to this beautiful region throughout the year. For those considering a first time trip or a return done differently, I’ve included a summary of […]