A Napa Valley vacation is a trip to one of the most famous wine regions in California. There are more than 450 wineries in this region.
Most of the wineries line up along a 40 mile stretch of Hwy 29. Some of the wineries in Napa Valley are also found on the eastern side of the region along Silverado Trail which is parallel to Hwy 29.
There are about 40,000 vineyard acres in this region that grow a variety of different grapes for reds. Some of the most popular red wines from this area are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and a few acres of Zinfandel.
Along Hwy 29, there are five main towns that line up along the valley. Starting at the southern end is Napa, followed to the north by Yountville, Rutherford, St. Helena and on the northern end is Calistoga.
Here you will find everything you need to know about the region, its red wines and what its like to visit. You will also find several photos from my visits and tips for helping your plan a visit to this gorgeous Northern California wine region.
Are you planning on visiting, but not sure how to start planning? Here you will find a list of my ten favorite wineries to visit.
Many offer a fun wine tasting experience as well as some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon wines in the valley.
Learn More: My Favorite Wineries
This region has beautiful weather most of the year. This section provides a month by month overview of what to expect from the weather. You will also find a few tips on what to wear and what the valley looks like during key months throughout the year.
Learn More: Weather By Month
Are you looking for the best red wines from Napa? Here you will find a number of recommendations from the best Cabernet Sauvignon wines to lesser known local favorites. This list offers wines by budget and red type, so you can easily find what you will enjoy.
Learn More: Top Reds
During your visit to the region, you can either discover Napa Valley wineries with a small group or on your own. Here you will find a few more details on each of these options including what to expect from each one and tips for making the most of your visit.
Learn More: Wine Tasting Tours
There are also a number of great Napa Valley Bicycle Tours. The options range from tours lasting just a few hours to an entire weekend. A bike tour is a great way to experience this beautiful region.
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The Wine Train ia a popular option in the region. Many don't realize that the train itself is a rolling restaurant. Here you will learn about the different train options, special events and other details on what to expect from a trip on this historic train.
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If you plan on venturing our on your own, you will want to check out these great map resources.
Here you will find several free options online that you can either download or use interactively to help you plan your visit.
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Getting to here is pretty easy. There are several major airports that service this popular wine tasting region.
Here you will find information on all of your options including the distance and travel time to and from the best airports.
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Are you looking for the top events in the region this year? Here you will find a detailed monthly calendar outlining all the key events in the region. You will find everything from details about their annual Mustard Festival to upcoming performances at the Uptown Theater in Napa.
Learn More: Events
A Napa Valley vacation is a wonderful way to learn more about the amazing red wines in this region. Learn more about some of the other most popular and visited Northern California wineries.
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