Napa Valley vacations can be a perfect girl getaway for you and your friends. Many gorgeous Napa wineries are located in northern California, provides a wealth of attractions and activities. It has become one of the most visited travel destinations around the world, with its breathtaking views, wine tasting venues, and the many attractions and entertainment options.
Napa wine country can only be described as breathtaking year round. Vineyards are planted continuously, with rolling hills that are picturesque. Beautifully built wineries stand out on the horizons, boasting their presence and quality throughout the valley. Many vacationers choose Napa solely for the enchanting and wondrous landscape.
For wine tasting, an abundance of Napa wine tours and wine tastings are available. This alone may be what you and your girlfriends are looking for! Though many wineries exist, the following list is just a small selection of some of the best in the area.
-Beringer Vineyards, www.beringer.com, 707-963-4812, tours from $5 to $20
Beringer Vineyards is Napa Valley’s winery that has been in continuousy operation longer than any other winery. It provides a wide selection of award winning wines.
-Staglin Family Vineyard, www.staglinfamily.com, 707-963-3994, tours $50.00 by appointment
Staglin Family Vineyard is family owned. They have devoted themselves to producing very limited supplies of the highest quality wine, making their selections truly unique.
-Valley Gate Vineyards, www.valleygatevineyards.com, 707-254-8673, call for tour pricing
Majestic stone gates welcome all visitors to Valley Gate Vineyards, where falcons and owls soar over the rolling hills of the property.
-Goosecross Cellars, goosecross.com, 800-276-9210, tours $10 (Members Free)
If a wine tasting away from the bustling crows is what you are looking for, then Goosecross Cellars may be the place you seek. Authentic and down to earth, this winery is a refreshing and quiet oasis.
-V. Sattui Winery, www.vsattui.com, 800-799-2337, tours $5
V. Sattui Winery was voted Best Cabernet by The North Bay Business Magazine’s 2009 Reader’s Poll. This winery not only offers great wines, but an Italian Marketplace and Deli as well.
-Sterling Vineyards, www.sterlingvineyards.com/age_gateway, 800-726-6136, tours $30 for reserved tours, $35 to $40 VIP tours
Visiting Sterling Vineyards requires you to board an aerial tram. The tours offered at this winery are self-paced, and you can choose to take a winemaker’s video tour, participate in a sit down wine tasting, or both!
-Wine Garage, www.winegarage.net, 888-690-WINE (9463), call for tour pricing
The Wine Garage follows its own philosophy that no wine should cost over $25. For a less expensive wine experience, the Wine Garage might be just the spot.
Entertainment in Napa is not hard to find. If you are interested in an artsy type of event, you can check out one of the many attractions promoted by the Arts Council of Napa Valley. Museums, galleries, plays, dance or music performances, and art and wine festivals are just a sampling of the many choices available. If you are looking to enjoy the great outdoors, many options exist, including kayaking, biking, golf outings, picnicking, ballooning, and even river cruises. Outlet retailers provide a convenient yet affordable shopping experience. Several spas service the area, offering many opportunities to pamper yourself or even a friend. Most bed and breakfast or hotels in Napa Valley have a multitude of events, attractions, and opportunities available. Both seasonal and year round events are listed on a local events calendar, found online here.
With its majestic beauty, wine tasting and tours, and numerous entertainment options, Napa can be just the destination you are seeking. Whether you are looking for a wondrous getaway, or you and your woman pals just need to get away, taking a Napa wine tour may be just the thing.