San Francisco | Napa Valley

As one of nine recognized Great Wine Capitals, San Francisco | Napa Valley has awarded its hospitality leaders the 2017 Best Of Wine Tourism regional designations in seven categories.

Fall is a time of color and beauty in the valley and it all starts when the last of the grapes come in and harvest comes to an end. The valley floor is covered with yellow and red foliage and the aroma of fermenting grapes seeping out of their tanks fills the air with the smell of blueberries and yeast. Besides the complete and utter beauty of Napa Valley, there are also a lot of fall happenings to check out.

Here is your fall to-do list:

Napa Valley Balloons Inc.

The award winning Napa Valley Balloons, Inc. has been flying hot air balloons over the Napa Valley for over 31 years. Our Sunrise Tour Package includes  Preflight Coffee, Teas, & Pastries, Transportation to & from our launch location, View of the final stages of inflation of our balloons (typically 5 a day), 1 Hour Sunrise Flight (times are approximate & depend upon weather conditions), In-flight Photos, Post Flight Brunch with Mimosa’s or Sparkling Wine at the esteemed Domaine Chandon Winery!

First Crush Restaurant & Wine Bar

The charming wine bar is located right in Union Square, amid the hustle and bustle of San Francisco's central shopping district, steps away from the Financial District and SOMA.   Their list is 100% California, featuring well-known wine stars and boutique, hard-to-find producers alike. Sample from more than 200 bottles, and 30 wines by the glass.   A wine-filled respite in the center of San Francisco? Now that's a combination that's hard to beat.    

Conn Creek Winery

The Conn Creek Winery Barrel Blending Experience® provides guests a rare opportunity to learn about, taste, and blend wines from the many distinctive regions that make up Napa Valley. We invite you to play winemaker for a day. Included in the experience:   

A Napa Valley AVA overview led by a wine educator 

A guided walk-around barrel tasting 

Instructions on blending techniques and strategies 

A bottle of your custom blend 

A tasting of Conn Creek's current releases

Phifer Pavitt Winery

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.

Auberge du Soleil

Terraced along a sunlit hillside and nestled among a 33-acre olive grove, the “Inn of the Sun” is renowned for its culinary roots, sweeping vineyard views and exceptional service. Indulge in the best of wine country at Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley’s most iconic luxury property.

Auberge du Soleil is home to one of the most comprehensive collections of outdoor sculpture ever assembled for viewing and sale. The Auberge du Soleil Sculpture gallery is owned by ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens and is open to guests of Auberge du Soleil or by appointment.

Poetry Inn

With world-class hospitality with unparalleled Napa Valley views, Poetry Inn one of Napa’s most secluded luxury boutique hotels. The elegant five-room property is a hidden gem perched in a Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard high above the valley floor in the Stags Leap District. Accessible only to registered guests by way of a steep gated drive, it is the ultimate wine country sanctuary for those seeking privacy and serenity with the tailored service of a personal concierge.

Tamber Bey winery is located at the Sundance Ranch in Calistoga, a world-class, 22-acre equestrian facility that is dedicated to training top performance horses. The winery was built in 2013 by remodeling a 15,000-square-foot covered riding arena into a state-of-the-art winemaking facility. The property was a winner of a 'Best Of Wine Tourism' award in the Napa Valley in the Innovative Wine Tourism category.

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