San Francisco | Napa Valley

A weekend filled with surprises and generosity thrilled guests and prompted bidders to contribute more than $13.6 million to the Napa Valley Vintners’ (NVV) 38th annual Auction Napa Valley charity wine event. Proceeds from Auction Napa Valley benefit community health and children’s education nonprofits serving more than 100,000 clients in Napa County.

San Francisco and the Napa Valley are two of the best places to dine out. With thousands of restaurants, choosing where to book a table can be daunting. Here are 10 places we recommend you try in 2018.

The Hess Collection winery has earned international recognition for its wine, culinary and visitor programs while providing free public access to Donald Hess’ extensive private contemporary Art Museum.

A jury of experts from San Francisco and the Napa Valley conferred on The Hess Collection a Best Of Wine Tourism award in the Art & Culture category for 2018.

Whether it’s an epic vineyard vista, fireside or lakeside sips or rugged mountain ranges, Napa Valley is home to some of the most beautiful views in the world. Pair perfect views with delicious wines at these legendary Napa Valley wineries.

Davis Estates is a family owned and operated estate located in Calistoga, Napa Valley. Passion, honesty and meticulous attention to detail in every aspect of life is the philosophy there. In 2011, the Davis family purchased the century-old estate winery and began their ambitious restoration project to create a distinguished winery. 

Winemakers in Napa Valley know how to balance more than 150 years of tradition with today’s innovations and technology. No matter the technique, one thing is constant: the commitment to cultivating excellence and producing some of the world’s finest wines. Meet four up-and-coming Napa Valley winemakers who are keeping the commitment to quality alive:

The Napa River Inn has been named one of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and is a Forbes Four Star hotel. This locally owned and operated inn has 66 rooms spread between three diverse buildings along the waterfront. The rooms offer the historical charms of the past and blend with the modern-day amenities of today. It’s no surprise that the Inn won a 2018 ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ award for Accommodation from the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.

It’s Cabernet Season here in the Napa Valley. That means not only full-bodied red wines, but mild temperatures, shorter days, roaring fireplaces, maybe a little chocolate. In other words: the height of romance. Here’s our idea of a perfectly romantic day in the Napa Valley.

As one of nine recognized Great Wine Capitals, San Francisco | Napa Valley has awarded its hospitality leaders the 2018 Best Of Wine Tourism regional designations in seven categories.

Phifer Pavitt Winery is one of the few Green Certified Wineries in the county of Napa. Phifer Pavitt Winey has crafted a unique and world-class environmentally friendly winery creating world class Cabernet. With every inch of the winery reclaimed, from hog wire chandeliers to Wyoming Snow Fence, this winery focuses on making sure our commitment to mother nature stands out. With a hospitality adage of, "Enter as Strangers, leave as Friends," Phifer Pavitt Winery is a place you'll never forget. The winery was recently given a ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ award for sustainability by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.

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