Grape Stomping in Napa Valley

The timeless tradition of grape stomping has been around since the 3rd century AD as a means to macerate ripe grapes in preparation for winemaking. Although nowadays used to attract visitors to wineries, it’s still a blast to pay homage to this ancient wine-making technique on your Napa Valley vacation. So kick off your shoes and jump into a barrel of Napa Valley terroir grapes. It’s time to get stomping.

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Castello Di Amorosa Winery

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Amid Napa Valley’s picturesque scenery lie architectural gems that are sure to delight those with a keen eye for structure and design. From the quaint to the grand, Napa Valley is lined with both innovative historic and modern properties. We’ve put together a self-guided day tour that will take you around the valley to pay homage to Napa Valley’s architectural past.

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St Helena to Santa Rosa (video)

View from St Helena Rd

View from the mountains above St Helena

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With so much natural beauty, it’s no surprise Napa Valley welcomes nearly 3 million visitors each year. Hit the road for an easy, inexpensive way to see the picture-perfect vistas of Napa Valley, all from your car window. Take in the fresh valley air and incredible panoramic views of rolling hills and endless vineyards along these scenic byways. Here are Napa Valley’s best scenic drives.

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Napa Valley Cooking Classes

Napa Valley is known for its fine wine and divine cuisine. However, you can become a part of this famous culinary culture as well. During your stay at The Wine Country Inn & Cottages in St. Helena, CA, schedule some Napa cooking classes. This is a great, romantic date idea and might just teach you some delicious dishes that you will want to recreate once you’re back home from vacation. Whether you’re looking for something fun to do with your sweetheart or want to learn more about the California culinary scene, consider taking Napa cooking classes!

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San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International Airport

If you’re planning your first trip to the California Wine Country, your first question may be, “Which is the closest airport to Napa Valley?” Lucky for you, there are several options. From international airports within an hour’s drive to landing strips in the heart of Napa, consult our list below to help decide which Napa Valley airport is the best for you!

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Downtown Saint Helena, California

Often called “Napa Valley’s Main Street,” St. Helena main drag includes a collection of unique shops and delicious restaurants. Whether you’re searching for the perfect souvenir from your trip, a new dress for dinner or a bottle of wine to take back to a close friend, you’re sure to find the very thing you need. After a day spent shopping in St. Helena, you’ll understanding why it has been lovingly called Napa Valley’s Main Street for so many years. Not only was this small town the valley’s first incorporated city, it has maintained an eclectic collection of galleries, boutiques and more that allow you to find the perfect item to commemorate your stay. Visit the St. Helena Chamber of Commerce for an up-to-date list of local shops.

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The View from Mount Saint Helena in Napa Valley

Napa Valley’s dry Mediterranean climate makes it a wonderful place to visit and enjoy outdoor activities year-round. Hiking is a favorite activity for many of our visitors and St. Helena and surrounding areas do not disappoint. You can pack a picnic can hike to the top of Mount St. Helena for a picture perfect view of the valley, or spend just an hour or so stretching your legs on a beautiful tree-lined trail before engaging in other Wine Country activities. Here is a look at a few of the best St. Helena hiking trails as well as a few additional trails within a short driving distance of Wine Country Inn.

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Napa Valley Olive Oil Tastings

There are so many wonderful Napa Valley attractions right here in St. Helena, just minutes from Wine Country Inn. Many of them offer truly unique experiences, like Napa olive oil tastings and tours. A Napa Valley olive oil tasting can be a deviation from your traditional wine tastings. Try something new during your stay at Wine Country Inn! Featuring a variety of curated blends to pair with bread and other dipping ingredients, an olive oil tasting in St. Helena will entice your taste buds and provide one-of-a-kind memories for years to come.

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Scenic Napa Valley Drives

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Napa Valley’s stunning landscapes add to its enchanting experience. The vineyards’ spread of greenery has transformed the scenery throughout the years. Rolling hills, picturesque meadows, and dense forests make up the rest of Wine Country’s terrain. From beautiful wineries to Wine Country Inn’s own property that includes lush landscape, open lawns, and shaded nooks, there are plenty of Napa Valley scenic views. Spend the day relaxing at a vineyard with a scenic tasting room, or embrace adventure and embark on a hike with breathtaking views as reward.

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