People who love discovering what different regions have to offer will enjoy exploring Napa Valley. It’s not only the home of great California wines, it’s also the home of some very unique, educational, relaxing and luxurious venues.
Take a tour with Traveling Vineyard and discover all the fascinating aspects of Napa Valley. Definitely take the time to enjoy the wide variety of wines produced by the region, but expand your exploration to include every jewel the region has to offer.
The Napa Art Walk is a wonderful stroll through an expedition of exceptional sculptures. Artists from all over the United States display their creative works that are also for sale. You can own the beautiful pieces and make them a featured piece in your landscape or inside your home.
Napa Valley grows more than just grapes, they also produce some of the best quality olives in the world. Round Pond Estates uses Old-World methods to cure and process their olive harvests. Take a guided tour of the complete process and then take home one of their delicious traditional olive oils or one of their spice flavored craft oils. From there you might want to improve your culinary skills at the Silverado Cooking School. Your instructor will be the renowned Chef Malcolm de Sieyes. He will instruct you on basic food preparation all the way through advanced cooking techniques.
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After the exhaustion of shopping and cooking, relax at the Auberge Spa at Calistoga Ranch resorts. Indulge yourself by relaxing in one if the natural hot springs for which the area is famous. Enjoy the luxury of a therapeutic massage followed by a mineral-rich mud bath. Don’t simply relax; take advantage of the many fun things to do: hiking, yoga, biking, balloon rides and painting lessons. End the evening at the Lakeshore Restaurant celebrating great foods through the use of local organic, seasonal ingredients and the pairings of innovative food and great Napa Valley wines.
Visit the Napa Valley Historical Society and tour the collections of Napa’s early days. Hear lectures that educate about the unique history of the region. After an indoor discovery, go outside and take in the scenery of the area starting with a climb up Mount St. Helena at Robert Louis Stevenson State Park. Carry a well stocked bag filled with water, sun screen and snacks for your day of touring the majestic scenery this park so generously provides.
Traveling Vineyard is a direct sales winery out of Ipswich, Massachusetts. Traveling Vineyard wine guides host free in-home wine tastings educating the consumer about the available wines and wine classes. With over 5,000 wine guides in 40 states, the consumer is gaining an impressive education about wine and food pairings so that consumption of the liquid nectar is steadily climbing to new heights.