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Adventures In Napa Valley, California


Aerial Tour of Wine Country Inn

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.

Savor Cabernet Season with St. Helena’s Little Book of Big Experiences

Couple Enjoys Cabernet Season In Saint Helena, California

There are plenty of ways to celebrate the Napa Valley’s Cabernet Season, but there is one in particular that will keep your schedule full and your costs low. St. Helena’s Little Book of Big Experiences coincides with Cabernet Season to bring you special savings at some of the top destinations in the Napa Valley. Here’s how to get your hands on the hottest deals of the season.

Essential Brunch Spots in the Napa Valley

Napa Valley Gourmet Brunch

Enjoy a daily complimentary gourmet buffet breakfast when you book your Napa Valley vacation with the Wine Country Inn. Indulge in an assortment of fresh fruit, juices, eggs, sliced meats, hot and cold cereals, breads, cheeses, and local delicacies to begin your day. We know you’re on vacation, but this is one breakfast you don’t want to sleep through.

5 of the Best Mineral Hot Springs in the Napa Valley

Couple Enjoying A Mineral Spa Together

Steeped in thousands of years of tradition, soaking in mineral hot springs is believed to promote a world of good-feeling benefits. From increasing blood flow and metabolism, to the folkloric advantages of treating diabetes and liver ailments, mineral hot springs are believed to be a fountain of youth for anyone who steps in its waters.

The Tasting that Shocked the World: Relive the 1976 ‘Judgment of Paris’

Chateau Montelena in Calistoga California
Pictured above, Chateau Montelena in Calistoga California; famous for winning the 1976 Judgment of Paris Chardonnay competition.

Once a sleepy, overlooked California wine region, the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976 competition would go on to change wine country as we know it. On May 24, 1976, nine of France’s foremost wine experts came together for a blind tasting that pitted California Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons against French varietals from some of the top winemakers in the world.

Where to go Grape Stomping in Napa Valley

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.

Tour 5 Napa Valley Architectural Achievements in One Day

Quixote Winery Napa Valley, California
Quixote Winery Napa, California

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.

Best Scenic Drives in Napa Valley

Napa Valley Scenic Drives

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.

3 of the Best Places to Take Napa Cooking Classes

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!