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St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery is a 100% Estate Grown, sustainably farmed winery located in the renowned Rutherford growing region in the heart of Napa Valley. All the estate acreage owned by St. Supéry is farmed sustainably using minimal intervention and cultivation. St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery champions wine education and exploration, offering a series of interactive wine experiences designed for all levels of wine enthusiasts.

Sequoia Grove Winery

Sequoia Grove is located in Rutherford, housed in a 110-year old refurbished barn and surrounded by beautiful Sequoia trees. Their newest experience, the Sequoia Grove Chef’s Table, is a one-of-a-kind seated, multi-course Wine & Food Pairing. Also available are educational seated experiences such as A Taste For Cabernet or the Cabernet Culinary Challenge which teach the basic tenants of wine and food pairing. For a casual visit, enjoy a Current Release or Single Vineyard tasting at the bar.

Trinchero Napa Valley

The Trinchero family has ownership and partnership with various wine and spirit companies. This property was purchased to be their high-end luxury brand, a property that would show their love for their grandparents, who originally traveled to the United States from Piedmont Italy in 1924. Bob Torres who is 3rd generation was the architect for this property during the remodel and worked with Erin Martin who designed the property. The winery is walk-in friendly with seated tastings and tours. 

Calistoga Motor Lodge & Spa

The Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa is a lively, 50-room Napa Valley hotel designed in a retro-influenced contemporary style. Guests can choose from three room styles, including suites that recall vintage trailers. The hotel draws from Calistoga's geothermal hot springs to sustain its quirky MoonAcre Spa and 3 pools. Spa treatments run the gamut from a "mix-your-own" mud bar to soothing mineral soaks. Jump ropes and hula hoops in each room add to the hotel's playful, whimsical atmosphere.

Just as any first-time itinerary to Europe should include such iconic sites as the Eiffel Tower and St. Peter’s Basilica, your first trip to San Francisco and Napa Valley should include some must-see experiences. Go for the legendary venues, the ones you’ve been hearing about for so long. Everybody needs to see the Mona Lisa once, right? Here are some of our top picks for a perfect, first-time-weekend-visit.

This two-lane country road, trimmed with shady oaks and world-class vineyards, is quintessential Napa Valley. Its surrounding land is dotted with so many wineries that you could travel it for a week straight and still not visit all of them.

Come experience Napa Valley from the original rancher’s perspective - riding through the vineyards on horseback!  This 30-minute trail ride is a fantastic way to take in the breathtaking vistas of the Rapp Ranch Estate and the surrounding hills of Coombsville. 

Unlike any experience offered in the valley, Shadybrook’s vineyard horseback ride coupled with their estate wine paired tasting, stand as a hallmark for any adventurers’ trip to Napa Valley.  In recognition of this initiative, Shadybrook Estate received a 2018 ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ award for Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences.

Sure, you can hire a car and explore those out-of-the-way wineries along the backroads. But why spend half your day on the road when there are so many excellent tasting rooms within an easy walk? Here are a few of the most accessible urban wineries and tasting rooms you can get to on foot, depending on the town you’re in.

Oh those lovely landscapes and award-winning wines of Napa Valley. St. Helena is in the heart of it. Still, what makes St. Helena extra special is the way it wears its small town soul on its sleeve.

The Golden Gate Restaurant Association's annual Eat Drink SF celebration returns in 2018 on Aug. 23-26. The premier annual food, wine, and spirits festival for the city was founded in 2009 to celebrate the Bay Area's world-class restaurant community. 

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