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5 Unexpected Finds in Napa Valley

MiniTime | Posted 09.14.2015 | Travel

Napa Valley is known for world-class wineries and celebrity chef restaurants, but lately parents are finding that a family vacation in Napa is good for the milk-drinking crowd too.

Planning a Wine Country Road Trip

Joy Pecknold | Posted 09.02.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

All roads lead to wine. Isn't that how the saying goes? No? Well, it should. With the summer maelstrom winding down and autumn approaching, now is a c...

My Harrowing Wildfire Escape

Jeff Frost | Posted 08.27.2015 | Los Angeles
Jeff Frost

"No one is leaving this valley. The road is blocked at both ends by the fire, so stay put! It's gonna get really hot and windy. Do not shut your vehicle off!" said the fire chief.

Following Your Own Path While Keeping the Legacy

Tajci Cameron | Posted 06.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tajci Cameron

"Do you want me to play piano because you want me to be like you and continue your dream?" my then-6-year-old son asked me when I refused to let him q...

Three Music Festivals to Enjoy with That Cabernet Sauvignon

Divina Infusino | Posted 05.28.2015 | San Francisco
Divina Infusino

Summer music festivals have become a mainstay attraction across much of the U.S., but few celebrate their place of origin like those occurring in Napa Valley, California.

4 California Wineries With Rich Histories

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Post-Prohibition, Beringer became the first Napa winery to offer public tours, sparking the wine tourism industry in the valley. This past March, Mark Beringer, a direct descendant of Jacob, became the head winemaker at the estate after previously working at Artesa Vineyards.

Women of the Vine Global Symposium: A Gathering in Napa Valley

Mary Orlin | Posted 04.20.2015 | Taste
Mary Orlin

Deborah Brenner is a connector. She wrote the book "Women of the Vine" in 2006 about women's roles the wine industry, and ever since, she's been bringing women together to further their careers in the wine world. Out of that book came the first Women of the Vine grand tasting in Napa in 2013 and a second event last year.

8 Family Getaways for Spring Break

Joy Pecknold | Posted 04.13.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

The eight North American and European properties herein all have suites and extras to accommodate kids, but offer starkly different settings and experiences. Poll the clan and make your choice.

The Best California Weekend Road Trips

Findery | Posted 04.05.2015 | Travel

There is something really harsh about the beginning of a new year. We all need something to look forward to. Are you ready to get out of town? While you may not be able to take time off from work, there's always the weekend. Hop in the car, put on your favorite music playlist and drive.

Last Minute Party Planning, Investor Style

Kelly Keenan Trumpbour | Posted 02.22.2015 | Style
Kelly Keenan Trumpbour

If you have a New Year's shindig in the works or need a rush delivery for Aunt Gladys, here are some great options that don't just sparkle, they help women excel.

Top 10 Things To Do In Napa Valley (Besides Drink Wine)

Fodor's | Posted 02.16.2015 | Travel

The beautiful Napa Valley, a short 90-minute drive north from San Francisco, is undoubtedly a well-sought and famous grape-growing region of world-cla...

The Best English Muffin in the World Is in Napa Valley

Mary Orlin | Posted 01.30.2015 | Taste
Mary Orlin

Where do wine country locals go in Napa Valley when they need a carb fix?  The Model Bakery of course.  For 30 years Model Bakery has been luring folks in for the mouthwatering pastries and bread.

Where to Stay for a Foodcation in North America

Oyster | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel

Food can often be a major focus of a trip; it's hardly uncommon for the taste connoisseurs among us to plan a foodcation. And in our opinion, it should all start with your hotel.

Budget Trips to Napa: Save Your Money for the Wine!

Oyster | Posted 12.17.2014 | Travel

Napa is certainly not known for being cheap -- and if you're booking some last minute flights to get away for Columbus Day, well, better stick to bread and water for dinner tonight (or the rest of the month, really). But at least we can help you out with finding some value-packed hotels.

A New View for Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Mary Orlin | Posted 12.14.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

You could say, at least in the case of Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, that the arcade and caves express terroir.

Sounds of the Napa Valley

Allen Balik | Posted 11.23.2014 | San Francisco
Allen Balik

Early last Saturday morning I was driving up-valley to visit a client's vineyard. Slowly I became aware of a very different set of sights and sounds t...

Red Wines, Good Times in Napa Valley Keep #NapaStrong

Mary Orlin | Posted 11.17.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

My favorite was the 2008, opulent, rich, fruity and floral, still very much a young, fresh wine.

Make the Most of Your Fall Vacation

U.S. News Travel | Posted 11.04.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Whether you're interested in city adventures, vineyard-hopping, a hiking vacation (or something else entirely), here's how to make the most of your time spent in these prime fall locales.

Napa Valley, Perfect Weekend Getaway

Marisa Churchill | Posted 11.03.2014 | Travel
Marisa Churchill

In a further attempt to tempt you to Napa in the near future, here is a list of some of my favorite places to enjoy when visiting the Napa Valley, all of which are currently up and running! So what are you waiting for?

Music and Sweets: A Perfect Combo for a Late Night Bakery

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 10.31.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

Bonnie plays a gorgeous fiddle and Nick works magic on his guitar. They perform effortlessly together as if they have been doing it their whole life--which, well, they almost have.

#NapaQuake: How You Can Help Keep #NapaStrong

Mary Orlin | Posted 10.30.2014 | Home
Mary Orlin

Bottle shock.  Crushed.  Shaken, not stirred.  Whatever word you choose to describe it, the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked Napa Valley early Sunday morning has left behind more than spilled wine.

Napa Winemakers Quickly Cleaning Up 'Big Mess' Caused By Earthquake

Reuters | Christina Farr and Robin Respaut | Posted 10.26.2014 | Green

(Adds details on damage to wine industry) By Christina Farr and Robin Respaut NAPA, Calif., Aug 25 (Reuters) - A strong...

More Than 90 Percent Of Napa Residents Don't Have Earthquake Insurance: Report

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green

The 6.1-magnitude earthquake that shook Napa Valley early Sunday morning could total more than $1 billion in losses. As many as 100 homes were left in...

Best Hotels Near Wineries

Hipmunk | Posted 10.04.2014 | Travel

After a long day of wine tasting, you'll want a relaxing place to call home for the night. Stay close to the winery action without skimping on style, comfort or amenities at one of these prime spots for a wine-filled getaway.

Sophia Loren Brings the Stars out in Napa Valley

Mary Orlin | Posted 09.20.2014 | Celebrity
Mary Orlin

I've been to my fair share of special nights in wine country, but this evening tops them all. I got to shake hands with Sophia Loren.