Tips and Articles for Napa

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Napa Valley, just an hour north of San Francisco, has the kind of pastoral beauty rarely seen outside of Tuscany. With its rolling hills and endless... Read More

Of the many ways to indulge in harvest season in the Napa Valley—squishing grapes between your toes, four-figure winemaker dinners, vertical tastings... Read More

Asian-Inflected Fine-Dining: Redd“In Yountville, Richard Reddington’s Redd, is a wonderful restaurant,” says Thomas Keller of the sleek New... Read More

I’ve never had luck with Napa and men.Five years ago, my long-term boyfriend and I booked a much-anticipated stay at Meadowood, a last-fail attempt at... Read More

Come fall, people around the world will be celebrating the season’s bounty with food festivals. Lots of them. While New Englanders gather to taste the... Read More

My first trip to Napa Valley was in the late 1960’s, during my senior year at U.C. Berkeley. I had just turned 21, and here was this amazing place only... Read More

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By Adrien Glover, with Jennifer Flowers, John Newton, and Tracy ZiemerSee our slideshow of 10 Great Waterside Restaurants.Blame it on the intoxicating... Read More

Michael Fagnoni and Molly Hawks, now co-chefs at Hawks Restaurant in Granite Bay, California, remember the first time they worked together to perfect a... Read More

Gary Hofstetter, president of a private equity real estate fund in Boston, describes himself as a "suit on State Street." That’s quite a change from the... Read More

Concentration is not hard to find in Napa Valley wines, because the fruit usually throws a punch. But balance is trickier. Napa winemakers often frame... Read More

When another weekend in the city is the last thing you need, set your sights on one of these pastoral finds. With just three rooms, the Poetry Inn (6380... Read More

Sonoma ValleyHow does a green and gold valley roughly 17 miles long and eight miles wide absorb 21/2 million visitors a year?By luring them to the main... Read More

The spa world has a dirty little secret: even holistic healing can generate a big waste stream. (That organic-cotton robe you’re swaddled in?Laundered... Read More

Travelers taking a Napa Valley tasting tour rarely have to wonder how and where their wine was made. But the same isn’t true for people interested in... Read More

Legend has it that George Ives, the eccentric Civil War—era bandleader and father of the modern composer Charles Ives, used to have groups of musicians... Read More

What’s the #1 hotel in the U.S.?No question, it’s a big deal to be America’s top vote-getter in Travel + Leisure’s annual reader survey of the world’s... Read More

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