A visit to the Napa Valley can be as simple as finding a great hotel (Wine Country Inn) and a close-by restaurant (Brasswood Estate) and then allowing the sunny days and deep wines to melt away life’s problems. After a few days of recuperation, it is time to stretch out and begin to explore the wonders of the Napa Valley. The first time visitor to the valley may initially see just the big tasting rooms and hills of grapes, but the experienced visitor understands that behind the surface of Napa is an entire world to explore. The Napa Valley holds a fascinating history of exploration, wine, food, architecture and a fascinating story of historic characters.
In our video, we start by visiting the tasting rooms of some of our favorite wineries that are easy to miss without a little inside help. Next, we take a look at two beautiful examples of amazing (perhaps outrageous) architecture. Finally, we wrap up with a day swimming and kayaking in Lake Berryessa and then to top off the vacation we go exploring in the hidden sloughs of the Napa wetlands.
At each turn of our video, we encourage you to explore the more detailed version of our synopsis and hear the residents of the valley tell their story: