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Tour Napa’s Ghost Wineries

No need to worry about ghouls or goblins. The term “Ghost Winery” refers to a small handful of historic winery buildings in Napa Valley that pre-date the Prohibition Era, which reduced the number of wineries operating in California from more than 700 in 1920 to

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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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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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Visit the Castello di Amorosa

Don’t make the mistake of writing off Castello di Amorosa as a mere “tourist trap.” The lengths that Dario Sattui went to in order have this authentically built 13th century inspired Tuscan castle to the valley are truly remarkable. It’s recommended to read about the

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Survey Unique Architecture

In Napa Valley there are possibly more unique architectural styles than there are are wine varietals. From traditional French, Spanish and Italian influences to modernist marvels and even subterranean structures that will defy your imagination. It’s hard to find a Napa Valley winery that doesn’t

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Engage With Art + Landscape

Cornerstone Gardens are an ever-changing series of gardens showcasing innovative designs from international and local landscape architects and designers. The gardens celebrate the connection between art, architecture and nature. Additionally, the adjacent Sunset Magazine test gardens highlight food production, the Sunset plant line, bee habitat,

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Discover Di Rosa Preserve

Tucked amid the vineyards, the Di Rosa Preserve is home to a jaw-dropping collection of more than 2000 pieces of modern and contemporary art works in spaces both indoors and out. A 1/3-mile trail winds through a Sculpture Meadow with large-scale installations. At every turn,

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