February 2019 - Wine Country Inn

The Napa Valley is just 30 miles long and just 5 miles across at its widest point. Inside of this beautiful little valley is 46,000 acres of planted vineyards. A typical vineyard with a modern spacing of 4′ x 7′ has 1500 vines to the acre. Although these two numbers are just rough approximations it shows that there are at least 69,000,000 grape vines in the Napa Valley. Grape vines can consume between 2 to 6 gallons of water a week from July through harvest. When we put this picture together it basically shows that the Napa Valley converts water to wine.

Wine Country Inn is located just two miles north of Saint Helena and is situated in the middle of beautiful vineyards and old oak trees. It is the combination of the inn’s amazing location and it’s many pathways and gardens that create an ambiance of peace and solitude. Perhaps words can’t describe the inn, so we simply took a drone and toured the property from about 400 feet. For a minute rise up above the valley floor and look north toward Mount Saint Helena and the town of Calistoga. Below are miles of vineyards and the Napa River as it winds to its source on the slopes of the mountain. As you descend back to the lush gardens of the inn take a minute and envision yourself sitting under the oaks on the outdoor sofa.