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Carpe Diem Wine Bar Opens in Downtown Napa

Carpe Diem Wine Bar Opens in Downtown Napa July 23, 2010 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The Carpe Diem wine bar adds new pizzaz to downtown Napa nightlife Sieze the day and visit the hip new wine bar Carpe Diem that just opened this month in downtown Napa. It’s the brainchild of three young wine-lovers, sommelier Steve Distler who’s a New York transplant, and local kids Scott...

The Iron Chef Morimoto Arrives in Napa

The Iron Chef Morimoto Arrives in Napa July 15, 2010 | Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Iron chef fans, your hero is here in the Bay Area: Masaharu Morimoto opens Morimoto Napa this weekend in the now-hot Riverfront development downtown. Iron Chef Morimoto Cooks Napa Cuisine The menu will be as varied as you’d expect from this multi-talented chef, but Morimoto’s announcement...

Savor Napa’s Bounty at the St. Helena Farmer’s Market

Savor Napa’s Bounty at the St. Helena Farmer’s Market July 5, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Famed Napa chefs like Farmstead's Seamus Feeley demo their best-kept secrets at the St. Helena Farmer's Market on Fridays. If you’re looking for the authentic Napa, you’ll find it tucked away behind a baseball field in St. Helena. Just a few blocks off Highway 29, the St. Helena Farmer’s...

The No Tour Bus Napa Winery Tour: 5 Favorite Small Napa Wineries

The No Tour Bus Napa Winery Tour: 5 Favorite Small Napa Wineries June 25, 2010 | Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Experience winemaking history at Ehlers Estate If your heart sinks when you pull into a winery parking lot and see a football field-sized parking lot crammed with tour buses belching exhaust, you may be tempted to give up on Napa altogether. That would be unfortunate, because the old Napa is still there,...

Farmstead: Napa’s Perfect Wine-Tasting Pit Stop

Farmstead: Napa’s Perfect Wine-Tasting Pit Stop May 15, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Sheamus Feeley's chocolate pie Just 12 miles north of Yountville, at the southern edge of St. Helena, drivers headed up-valley can’t help but wonder as they pass Farmstead, the latest project of Napa’s Long Meadow Ranch. Located on an enormous piece of property that once belonged to the...

A Real Winery Spa – In a Wine Cave

A Real Winery Spa – In a Wine Cave May 14, 2010 | What's New | Read More
The oak door to Spa Terra leads deep into the mountain. The highlight of a Napa Valley wine tasting tour is often a visit to the caves. At Napa’s Meritage Resort, the aptly named Spa Terra is inside the cool, stone-reinforced walls of a wine cave that tunnels deep into the mountain behind the resort....

Once a Rowdy Riverside Stagecoach Stop, Today One of Napa’s Most Romantic Boutique Hotels

Once a Rowdy Riverside Stagecoach Stop, Today One of Napa’s Most Romantic Boutique Hotels April 23, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Down by the Riverside: Contemplation Amid the Woodlands In the 1850s, an inn on the banks of the Napa River was a convenient overnight stop for travelers heading north along the rough and ready Silverado Trail. Still in use 150 years later,  the historic building today houses the Milliken Creek...

Raise a Glass: Celebrate April in Carneros This Weekend!

Raise a Glass: Celebrate April in Carneros This Weekend! April 15, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Celebrate April in Carneros at Larsen Every year, this ten-year-old festival gets bigger and more festive. Think of it as a double-hitter; at April in Carneros you get to toast springtime and one of the most beloved Napa appellations at the same time. This¬† year’s event seems like a must-do for...

Best Places to See Art for Free (or Cheap) in Napa

Best Places to See Art for Free (or Cheap) in Napa April 9, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Among Rene di Rosa's Own Works Is the Hanging Car When your taste buds are tired from wine tasting, indulge a different sense by checking out Napa’s art offerings, many of them free. In downtown Napa and St. Helena, elegantly curated galleries display works by nationally known painters, sculptors...

Napa Hotels Go Green

Napa Hotels Go Green April 7, 2010 | Hotels, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Many of the private studios at Solage have their own hot tubs The Napa Valley is known the world over for wine making and grape growing, but oddly, it’s never been a particularly environmentally enlightened region. For one thing, growing grapes requires a great deal of water and — unless...
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