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Tour a Whimsical Artist’s Villa

Villa Ca’Toga is the residence of artist Carlo Marchiori. Tours are offered just once a week (on Saturdays) May through October. The eclectic property includes a sculpture courtyard, Roman Theater, Thai stupas, fountains and Greco-Roman ruins. The interior residence enchants with a main salone and

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Hike Like a Local

For a short ‘n’ sweet hike, take to the trails at Napa’s smaller local parks. Alston Park in northwest Napa has three miles of trails bordered by vineyards. In Browns Valley, Westwood Hills Park has three miles of trails through heavily wooded tree groves and

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Dine Under the Harvest Moon

There is no better way to celebrate the bounty of Harvest in Calistoga than at a 1,000-foot-long dining table set up along Main Street (Lincoln Ave.) under a harvest moon. At least a dozen restaurants and more than three dozen wineries serve guests throughout the

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Seek Out an Art + Wine Pairing

It should come as no surprise that many people who are passionate about fine wines also have a passion for world-class art. At many Napa Valley wineries you’ll find inspiring seasonal exhibits and lovingly curated permanent collections in the form of sculpture gardens, photography exhibits,

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A man kneeling on one knee holds a small open box and looks up at his girlfriend, who is covering her mouth with vineyards in the background.

Pop the Question

The inherit romance of wine country inspires many to choose Napa Valley as the place to get down on one knee and ask the ultimate question. And when you choose to propose at a winery, the memory of your life-changing moment will extend well beyond

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Catch a Different Kind of Buzz

It’s virtually guaranteed that after your first long day of wine tasting, come 4 o’clock or so, you’ll be looking for an afternoon pick-me-up. Thankfully, there are plenty of great places to get a decent jolt of caffeine throughout the valley. And a bag of

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Bottlerock ‘n’ Roll

Think Coachella… with wine. Held annually over the Memorial Day Weekend, the 3-day Bottlerock music festival features more than 80 bands playing on four music stages at an expansive venue. Concertgoers enjoy access to gourmet food from the Napa Valley’s finest chefs and restaurateurs and

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Get Down ‘n’ Dirty

No visit to Calistoga is complete without a traditional mud bath. The volcanic mud spa treatments and natural mineral pool soaks are a time-honored tradition, offered here since the 1860s. Often coupled with massage, traditional mud baths are touted for detoxifying the body, relieving joint

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Forage for Fine Chocolates

While only a handful of local wineries offer a composed chocolate & wine tasting experience (see Rutherford Ranch, Robert Mondavi Winery and Hess Collection for options), there’s no shortage of of artisan purveyors of fine chocolates in Napa Valley. Innovative truffle flavors such as Espellette

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Run (or Spectate) a Marathon

Named one of the “Top 10 Marathons Worth Traveling for” by Forbes Magazine, the Napa Valley Marathon features a point-to-point course along the scenic Silverado Trail. A certified Boston-qualifier, the event also boasts a fairly small field (limited to 2,300 runners), which lends more of

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