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These are shorter articles, often about events or news, listed in reverse chronological order, latest on top.

Francis Ford Coppola has certainly created a family vacation hot spot at his winery in Geyserville. While mom and dad can relax with some pool-side wine tastings, kids of all ages can enjoy the 3600-square-foot pool, expansive surrounding deck and nearby bocce ball courts. Great food and wine, coupled with the great outdoors, are a [...]

Fido is as much a member of the family as anyone. We get that. And we know you probably want to take him along, even on your Napa vacation. We have great news: Fido is welcome! Over 50 California Wine Country wineries are now "dog friendly," although sanitation concerns may impose limitations on your visit, [...]

On July 16th, 2011, the Napa Valley spa town, Calistoga, will celebrate the 125th anniversary of its founding with a one-day blast of food, song, awards and a raft of activities for all members of the family . The town started, and was named, in an unusual way: In 1861, a wealthy San Francisco millionaire [...]

Your image of a romantic time might include a canoe, a lake, a moonlit evening and perhaps some serenading of your loved one. But here's a new twist: You can take your loved one to a lavish dinner in Wine Country by canoe! This might make a great idea for your Napa vacation. Rent or [...]

Are you ready to exercise (exorcise?) your inner James Bond? How about a secret rendezvous with other gourmet diners, once a month, at a selected and selective location in Wine Country? Does that appeal to you? This just might be the event around which you'll want to organize your entire Napa vacation! (By the way, [...]

Napa is known for wonderful landscapes, lovely lodging alternatives, and of course, wine.  But how friendly is it to bicycles? It's getting friendlier, that's for sure! In April 2010, the “Napa Valley Vine Trail” was commenced – a proposed 44-mile, multi-use path that, if the 10-year plan comes to fruition, will start at the Vallejo ferry [...]