Napa Valley is one of the most popular destinations in the world for wine lovers. Known to many simply as “Wine Country,” the region is much more than just barrels of grapes.
Many of the finest wineries in the entire world make their home in Napa Valley, but this area has many other attractions as well. Explore the area’s upscale culture, featuring picturesque views of rolling hills at every angle. It is also home to renowned restaurants where you can go to cleanse your palate between wine tastings.
Napa Valley is a quaint, scenic, picturesque, peaceful town that feels like heaven for those in need of a break in relaxing Northern California.
Dining in Napa Valley
While you are there, be sure to try the some of the best places to eat in Napa. Oenotri takes a page out of the classic Italian wine culture with an oven shipped directly from Naples to give you a feel of what it’s like to have a fine meal in Southern Italy in the comfort of California Wine Country.
Redd is a Yountville restaurant featuring a casual menu that combines Asian and Mediterranean food, where you can also have a wine tasting outing. The setting calls for dressier attire, so be sure to bring your favorite upscale clothes for a night out at this restaurant.
The French Laundry is very unique and requires reservations well in advance but is well worth it. The French Laundry uses some of the best ingredients in creating the experience for the customer. You will leave feeling like you experienced something you have never tried before.
Napa Valley Attractions
One of the most intriguing elements about vacationing in Napa Valley is that it doesn’t seem to matter what time of year you visit, the rolling hills are always going to be picturesque. Depending on the season, you will get a kaleidoscope of colors, but you can’t lose when it comes to scenery in Napa.
A great spot to visit is Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, which boast 150-foot tall redwood trees just down the road from some of Napa’s wineries. Northern California is famous for its redwoods, but this is a great spot to take a break from all the vineyards if you need a change of pace.
Wine Tasting in Napa Valley
One of the reasons some people call Napa “Disneyland for Adults” is due to many of its vibrant tasting rooms that make you feel like you are in another world or an amusement park. Del Cotto Vineyard will take you through a 127-year old candlelit cave for an intimate tasting.
Another vineyard that will make you feel like you are at the Happiest Place on Earth is the Castello di Amorossa, which is a 13th-century medieval wine fortress in Calistoga that will give you the feel of an Italian castle with a drawbridge and a moat.
Not all wineries are like this, though. Many of them have a much more natural feel where the theme is always about good old-fashioned wine-tasting.
Napa Valley Lodging
Rest your head in between wine tastings at one of our comfortable, homelike accommodations: RiverPointe and Vino Bello. RiverPointe Napa Valley is an unexpected treasure nestled along the banks of the Napa Valley. A colorful collection of unassuming country cottages, it is the ultimate in tranquility and comfort.
Vino Bello Resort in Napa Valley offers a premiere luxury resort with an Old-World Tuscany feel. Enjoy its well-appointed studios, one-bedroom or two-bedroom suites, and experience ease while on vacation. Call us today at (877)477-7368 to book your Napa Valley vacation at RiverPointe Napa Valley.