Pouring a Taste of Wine County
Key Events looks at our famous wine neighbor in this month’s “Trending In.” Located 90 minutes from San Francisco, Napa Valley is perfect for travelers and locals alike wanting to escape the city for a day of scenic relaxation. With beautiful vistas, quaint village towns and over 140 wineries Napa ranks among Italy, France and Spain as one of the premier wine producers of the world.
Unique Tour – “Art & Wine” at Hall St. Helena
Celebrating a brand new visitor center and tasting rooms, Hall St. Helena’s “Art & Wine” experience blends wine tasting with some of the most influential and internationally acclaimed artists working today. View works from artists such as John Baldessari, Jaume Plensa, Peter Wegner and many others as you sip great wine and ignite your imagination.
Classic Activity – Croquet & Cocktails at Meadowood
Enjoy a game of the “Gentleman’s Sport” as you sip on champagne and revel in a day of perfectly maintained lawns and a scenic backdrop. Croquet at Meadowood is the perfect afternoon activity that puts guests in a competitive yet relaxing game of both strategy and basic skill. Meadowood’s Croquet Professionals are on hand to help guests master the basics in just one game. Be sure to sport your crisp regulation croquet whites… mandatory attire for the course.
Lunch Stop – Burgers at ABC Cafe in Downtown Napa
ABC (Alexis Baking Company) Cafe in Downtown Napa serves some of the Valley’s best burgers in the beautiful downtown setting of Napa. Serving meals since 1985, ABC started as a wholesale bakery supplying restaurants and specialty food purveyors. Today it is a vibrant and bustling retail bakery cafe that treats its visitors to great food in an ideal location.
Public Event – BottleRock Music Festival in June
BottleRock Music Festival started just recently in 2013, but has managed to attract some of the biggest names in music for a 5 day music festival among the ranks of Coachella and Lollapalooza. 2013 attracted over 120,000 attendees and featured performances by Train, Primus, Cake, The Black Keys, Jackson Browne, The Flaming Lips, and The Zac Brown Band. The event takes place in late May and early June.
Premium Experience – CADE Winery’s Private Lunch and Estate Tour
CADE Winery is one of the premier wineries in Napa, earning global recognition for its organically farmed LEED Gold Certification and its high-elevation Cabernet Sauvignon. The Private Lunch and Estate Tour gives guests a premium look at the facilities and breathtaking views along with a fantastic lunch paired with award winning wines.