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Wine Country Favorites: Napa Valley

We combine the best of Napa Valley into one perfect trip.
 
By Jan Walsh

 
Touring Napa Valley is a yearly pleasure. Typically I repeat very little in order to have new experiences. But this year instead of new, past favorites are synthesized into one wonderful trip—luxury accommodations, legendary wineries, sensational cuisine, and a convertible.

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Epicurean Experience

Blackberry Farm’s “Down Under” event pairs foothills cuisine with wines from Australian vintner’s cellar.

By Jan Walsh


A trip to Blackberry Farm means heading “down South” for many. Yet from “down under” it is across the globe for Australia’s Two Hands vintner Richard Mintz. And the farm—located in West Millers Cove in Eastern Tennessee—is only a four and one half hour drive north from Birmingham.

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Wine and Roses

Pair Livermore Valley winery visits with a stay at Pleasanton’s Rose Hotel.

By Jan Walsh
Photography By Jan Walsh


Discover California’s Central Coast wine country Livermore Valley and the picturesque town of Pleasanton. Visit three historic wineries, and plan a day for each: Wente Vineyards, Murrieta’s Well, and Concannon Vineyards.

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Wine Country Wedding

Tie the knot, and honeymoon in the heart of Napa Valley.

by Jan Walsh

Napa Valley's Yountville offers the ultimate setting for a wine country wedding. The Vintage Estate is set amidst Northern California's premiere wine growing region on 23 beautifully landscaped acres. It offers the most spacious and largest capacity outdoor event-catering venue in Napa Valley—The Pavilion, two hotels, shopping, and is nestled among many of the finest restaurants in the country.

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Sonoma Sojourn

Sip, Savor, soak and sport a convertible through wine country.

by Jan Walsh

Sonoma County is a premier winegrowing region with spectacular scenic views and award winning wines. Follow this wine writer’s path to the best wineries, views, cuisine, resort and spa in Sonoma.

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Poetic Napa Valley

If wine is bottled poetry, Napa Valley is an epic poet.

by Jan Walsh

I have watched the sun set beyond The Great Pyramid, traveled the Orient Express from Beijing to Moscow, and discovered unspoiled Croatian shores. And while none of these less traveled roads, rails, or sails ever led me back again, Napa Valley's Silverado Trail has become a familiar and frequented path.

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