Wine Country Inn and Cottages Journal
Adventures In Napa Valley, California
For many visitors to the Napa Valley the large vineyards and wineries that populate the valley floor are the primary area of focus. For the explorers who look for the hidden experiences, the mountain tops that surround the valley are the secret destination. Here you will find small vineyards and wineries that hand pick the perfect grapes and delicately press and filter the juices into Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and of course Cabernet Sauvignon.
For many people the thought of sitting through another meeting is enough to force the invention of some very creative excuses. At Wine Country Inn we have an option for small meetings of twelve participants or less…. our new “Blending Center”. Here you can have the sunlight and fresh air pouring in from the vineyards below. Perhaps, you want to sit with your back in the warm sunlight. The Blending Room has the core communication equipment like conference call phone and large video monitor.
Nestled in the eastern mountains of the Napa Valley the waters flow out of the deep cliffs of the Stags Leap hillside and provide the nourishment for Quixote wines. In the center of the hillside is a wild and magical group of buildings designed by the famous artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
For the lucky few who live in the Napa Valley, the experience of tasting wine and discussing its properties is simply a part of every day. For the first time visitors to the valley, the experience of wine tasting can be rather daunting, as the number of tasting options is overwhelming and the variety of flavors and smells is impossible to track. Often the expert pouring wine refers to the wine having hints of chocolate, berries, fruits, spices or other exotic qualities. Your first response may be to dismiss this descriptive language as just part of the presentation and not a well-developed part of the wine industry. However, it is important to open the sense of smell and taste to a complex range of expressions in the different varieties of wine.
There are some truly stunning landscapes in Napa Valley, and many of them are centered around wineries. The wineries vary from amazing Tuscan castles to simple Victorian homes set in idyllic gardens. For our winery review we selected five wineries within an 8 mile radius from Wine Country Inn.
The Napa Valley is renowned as being a perfect destination for a holiday filled with expansive views of vineyard-covered hillsides, luxurious hotels, and a food and wine movement that has inspired visitors from all over the world. The visitor to the Napa Valley is often overwhelmed with the selection of the perfect romantic hotel combined with vineyards and restaurants that are close by and easy to access. For our friends seeking this perfect combination, we recommend Wine Country Inn with its stunning views combined with Brasswood Estate’s vineyards and restaurant.
If you could fly up and over the Napa Valley, you would see a small area just north of St. Helena where the lush vineyards line the edges of the Napa River. This heart of the Napa Valley is home to a few fortunate vineyards, hotels, and restaurants. Perhaps it is the peace of the countryside that draws visitors to this area, but there are also gems of culture and culinary opportunities hidden among the vines. Guests of Wine Country Inn have access to an astounding array of food, wines, shopping, and events just two minutes from the hotel at Brasswood Estate.
Many of Wine Country Inn’s visitors choose the inn for its idyllic location and the beauty of the vineyards that surround the property. Visitors also have the ability to walk down a scenic pathway through a lovely garden and arrive at a perfect tasting room and restaurant.