San Francisco | Napa Valley

Jamieson Ranch Vineyards believes wine has a unique relationship with music and art. The 2016 regional winner of a 'Best Of Wine Tourism' award for Art & Culture from San Francisco|The Napa Valley shows the work of ten influential street artists.

April 1, 2016 to April 30, 2016

Come experience the Napa Valley’s most creative month. Arts in April® is your chance to take part in a celebration of community and culture that showcase the authentic spirit of the Napa Valley. With over 75 events throughout the month, local artists feature art installations, pop-up exhibitions, live performances, tours, discussions and exclusive tastings in America's premier wine region. With four weeks of special events, you'll see just how many beautiful and thought-provoking things are cultivated here in the legendary Napa Valley.

With this post about Quixote Winery in the Napa Valley, the Great Wine Capitals begins a series of articles about the winners of a 2016 'Best Of Wine Tourism' award in the Architecture category.


In 1989, Carl Doumani discovered the work of Friedensreich Hundertwasser, a Viennese painter, architect, ecologist and philosopher. Believing that the wine world had transformed a beverage of consummate pleasure into an absurdly serious pursuit, he commissioned Hundertwasser to design a winery to combat these notions.

March 16, 2016 to March 20, 2016

Join us for Flavor! Napa Valley during Cabernet Season and experience the finest in farm-to-table cuisine, world-class wines and culinary star talent. Guests will delight in events ranging from local and celebrity chef demonstrations to intimate winemaker workshops along with Grand Tastings and exclusive experiences that bring out the best flavors of Napa Valley. It’s the perfect time of year for five days of culinary indulgence, and to wine and dine with Napa Valley’s legendary talent.
Net proceeds from the event support programs and scholarships at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena, CA.

This article is the first in a series describing the 2016 Best Of Wine Tourism winners.  We begin with a series of posts about the winners in the Accommodation category.

Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer, the 2016 Global Best of winner for the San Francisco | Napa Valley region, is an idyllic resort designed to celebrate the vineyard way of life with 78 luxurious accommodations nestled into five unique neighborhoods, two secluded swimming pools, indoor and outdoor spa facilities, and an all-new restaurant called Harvest Table.

‘Experiences’ are the key to wine tourism success stories

On November 12, Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum was the scene of the 2016 international  ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ awards ceremony sponsored by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.  The ceremony took place during the gala dinner that marked the end of the Network’s annual general meeting.


CellarPass is the premiere online destination for booking winery tours, tastings and tickets for special events. Locally owned and operated in Napa Valley, their professional staff provide expert tips for visiting wine country. Guests make reservations with wineries easily online and may use CellarPass' live concierge service for custom curated itineraries. Reservations are instantly confirmed and guests may save their favorite destinations in their account for future reference.

Luce at the InterContinental San Francisco

The Michelin-star Luce showcases modern American cuisine and features a menu reflecting the surrounding farms. The 400-label wine list highlights Old and New World wine with emphasis on California. The list is organized by varietals and region, with a large selection of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, and Central Coast. Located at the InterContinental San Francisco hotel, Luce has been honored with a Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence” since 2010.

Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery

Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery is one of Napa Valley’s defining wineries, known for making exceptionally elegant and age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon. Planted in 1882, and farmed organically for three decades, the legendary vineyard is one of Napa Valley’s first-growth-quality winegrowing sites. Tours are Monday - Friday at 10:00am by appointment and include the estate vineyard, historic Spottswoode home and gardens, winery buildings, “ghost winery” stone cellar and seated wine tasting.

Tamber Bey Vineyards

Tamber Bey is located at the Sundance Ranch, a world-class, 22-acre equestrian facility that is dedicated to training top performance horses. The tasting room is located in the original barn clubhouse, designed by renowned Napa Valley Architect Howard Backen. The 16-stall barn surrounds the courtyard, where guests can taste wine and mingle with the horses among spectacular views of Mount St. Helena and the Palisades.


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