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With nearly 38,000 acres of Napa County’s 485,000 acres planted in grapes, Napa Valley is the most densely concentrated winery region in the world. Visitors will see plenty of picturesque rolling hills and vast stretches of vineyards. With a focus on daytime activities, Napa features a myriad of gourmet restaurants, designer outlets and upscale attractions such as Francis Ford Coppola’s Copia and the Napa Valley Wine Train. Napa is one of the wine country’s most visited cities and is an extremely popular vacation destination during the warm summer months.
Located in the Napa-Sonoma Wine Country at the top of the Napa Valley, this historic Hot Springs resort destination is full of unique shops, beautiful inns, fine restaurants, art galleries, museums and spas, all within walking distance. There are a limited number of hotels and attractions in Napa Valley and wine country that cater to families with young children, but Calistoga Spa Hot Springs is accommodating to visitors of all ages.
Located in the middle of the Napa Valley wine region, Rutherford and Oakville offer some of Napa’s most scenic fields and meadows. Many consider Rutherford and Oakville the best places in the world to grow cabernet grapes. Bottomland soils of Rutherford and nearby “Oakville dust” are credited with helping provide the perfect conditions to grow these popular grapes.
Saint Helena is a vibrant town in the middle of one of the most charming spots in the world, Napa Valley. Saint Helena features gourmet dining and a wide selection of wine tasting opportunities. Set amongst the scenic hills of Napa Valley, Saint Helena features a Farmers Market and dozens of exciting attractions.
With a much lower concentration of wineries, restaurants, and hotels, Sonoma Valley maintains a much more small-town ambiance than Napa Valley. For wine enthusiasts, Sonoma County has over 40 wineries that include names such as Kenwood, Ravenswood, Sebastiani, Domaine Carneros and Chateau St. Jean. The wineries in Sonoma are often small and family-owned, with a laid-back country atmosphere. From the beautiful Town Square shopping region, with Sebastiani Theatre Building constructed in 1933, to the ground’s Sonoma State Historic Park, Sonoma is steeped in California history.
The Town of Yountville, renowned for its world-class restaurants and award-winning chefs, has earned the unofficial title of ‘Culinary Capital of the Napa Valley’. From French, Italian, Pacific Rim, Bistro and California Cuisine to down-home comfort food, an array of fine dining and unmatched ambiance are waiting to be discovered in Yountville.