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Taste Locally Made Olive Oil

A few weeks after the frenzy of grape harvest, another harvest season begins in Napa Valley: olive harvest. Round Pond offers the only formal olive oil tasting in the Napa Valley; however, numerous olive oil producers have storefronts in the valley where visitors are invited to taste

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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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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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Brunch So Hard

After a long weekend of wine tasting, you’ll want to reserve your last morning in Napa for sleeping in and making plans to fortify yourself for the journey home with an epic brunch. A wide array of options has you covered from avocado toast to

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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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Procure Picnic Provisions

Enjoying a wine country picnic is a quintessential experience. Of course, it takes a little planning to pull it off – especially when you’re away from home. Fortunately, there are a great number of local resources for procuring a proper picnic feast. Note: If you

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Picnic at a Winery

When it comes to picnicking in Napa Valley, V Sattui Winery and its onsite deli is the undeniable hot spot. But if you’re looking for a winery with a picnic area that’s a little more low-key and off-the-radar, look no further than our favorites listed

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Take a Tour De Carbs

Whether your taste for baked confections trends toward the sweet or the savory, Napa Valley is home to a wide array of artisan bakeries that will tantalize your tastebuds. These are the places to discover your new favorite morning pastry or grab a still-warm baguette

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Try a Food & Wine Pairing

A food & wine pairing experience is essential in taking your wine knowledge to the next level. Enjoy small bites or a sumptuous, multi-course meal especially prepared to accompany specific wines. It’s a revelatory experience, and no doubt you’ll be eager to apply what you

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Hone Your Chef Skills

While in Napa, why not take the opportunity to heighten your culinary skills in a state-of-the-art kitchen under the tutelage of a professionally trained chef and with the freshest, locally sourced ingredients at your fingertips? Cooking classes are a romantic date activity, a fun social

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