San Francisco | Napa Valley

When the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31, 2019, enjoy a sparkling start to the New Year in San Francisco or the Napa Valley. Here are our favorite places to celebrate.

As one of ten recognized Great Wine Capitals, San Francisco | Napa Valley awarded its hospitality leaders the 2020 Best Of Wine Tourism regional designations in seven categories. All regional “Best Of” award winners competed for the global award, which was judged by an international panel of respected wine tourism professionals and Louis M. Martini Winery was selected as the overall winner for the San Francisco | Napa Valley region. 

The 2020 Napa Valley Marathon and Half Marathon is set for March 1, 2020. Established in 1979, Napa Valley Marathon has always been dedicated to fostering and promoting quality road racing in an inspiring setting. The marathon has earned a reputation for outstanding runner support, attention to detail, and a beautiful point-to-point course. 2019 saw the addition of the half marathon to their catalog of events, making the race weekend experience available for more runners to enjoy the Napa Valley. 

The ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ People’s Choice Award is an offshoot of the ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ awards.  The accolade, created in 2018, gives wine tourists from all over the world the opportunity to vote for their favorite wine tourism experience from among the latest winners of a prestigious ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ award.

What are the ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ awards?

Active Wine Adventures

Active Wine Adventures offers private Napa Valley experiences for couples | small groups. On Custom Wine Tours, they guide guests to small-production wineries. On Hike & Wine Tours, they lead hikes on scenic wilderness trails, paired with wine tasting at select wineries. Art & Wine Tours combine outstanding wineries with intriguing art collections. On the Literary Legend Tour, they guide visitors in the footsteps of 19th-Century author Robert Louis Stevenson to historic wineries and sights.

Gott's Roadside

Gott’s Roadside invites guests to enjoy a menu emphasizing locally-sourced ingredients with a modern approach to American roadside cuisine. Gott’s makes burgers, hot dogs and handspun shakes to order, while creating twists on California classics with sushi-grade Ahi Poke tacos and seasonal salads. Gott’s has expanded from the original Saint Helena location to include seven others located in Napa, San Francisco’s Ferry Building, Palo Alto, Walnut Creek, Marin, and the SF International Airport.

Honig Vineyard and Winery

Honig Vineyard and Winery is a sustainably farmed, family owned and operated winery.While focused on producing high quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc since the early 1980’s, Honig is committed to protecting the environment, developing our employees, and supporting the community. The Honig family successfully weaves work and pleasure together, creating a family business with a sense of humor, commitment and a personal touch.

Judd's Hill Winery and MicroCrush

The Finkelstein Family has made wine in the Napa Valley since the 1970s, first as Whitehall Lane Winery, then as Judd's Hill since 1989, and continue to produce signature wines that are fruit-driven and concentrated while remaining well-balanced and food-friendly. Unique experiences (in addition to daily Wine Tastings by appointment) like the Bottle Blending Day Camp are offered along with the ability to make as little as one barrel (288 bottles) of wine in the Judd's Hill MicroCrush Program.

Charles Krug Winery

In 1861, Charles Krug, the visionary father of Napa Valley winemaking, established the winery that started it all. The Mondavi family purchased the already iconic property in 1943 and for 75 years and four generations, they have transformed the great estate into a world-class hospitality center, renowned for its exceptional wines, stunning design, storied heritage and cultural events.

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