Large fireplaces and sweeping vineyard rooms — what else can you ask for?
Finding yourself in the Napa Valley? Here are 9 things not to miss on your next trip through the gorgeous wine region.
I think what brings me back time and time again, food and wine aside, is the true passion in the craft everyone is doing. You can feel it when you bite into each food, sip each wine, and stroll through every winery. You are immediately sunk into someone’s love for a special experience, which makes your time more than exceptional. Spending time in Napa Valley was designed to show you what not to miss, where to get the winter dishes, and the wineries to do tastings at. So here it is, I urge you not to have an empty belly, and I forewarn you, you may find yourself putting in some vacation time in shortly..
The marriage of fine arts and the culinary experience of wine tasting come together at the iconic Peju Winery. Started by Tony Peju and his wife Herta, they had a vision for bringing together a destination where you could experience their passion for both.
Nestled on top of the hill overlooking pristine, beautiful vineyards, this château is one to stand out. I’ve driven by this beauty more times then I could count and have always said to myself, “I should stop by.” Well it finally happened, I stopped by and did not regret it one bit.
Visiting the Napa Valley means a few things need to be in order before embarking on a cultural, culinary, and scenic journey. From the beginning of Napa Valley all the way to the end of the valley towards Saint Helena, there are many choices when it comes to hotels and accommodations. This past month I had the pleasure of staying at the Meritage Resort & Spa which is situated right at the heart of Napa. Only about 10 minutes from the booming downtown, it is in the perfect location for being emerged into all types of adventure in the valley.
“The changing of colors is always a comforting reminder that endings are just preparation for new beginnings.”
I am always a sucker for all things fall. So on a Sunday afternoon after seeing a few photos of Napa Valley online, I dragged my husband out of bed and set out to experience all that Napa Valley had to do offer for fall. The first stop was at the Oxbow Market in Napa for a quick bite at 5 Dot Ranch to fuel up for the day. The rest of the day was spent driving down Silverado Trails stopping at numerous wineries to take in views, enjoy fine wine, and of course to capture the colors of autumn.