Magellan uncorks California wine country
Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco — Magellan Luxury Hotels has long been the spot to find four- and five-star accommodations in California’s coolest cities. And now, we’re thrilled to be heading north from San Francisco to the heart of California wine country — Napa Valley, a destination that’s away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, yet doesn’t sacrifice first-rate amenities.
Napa Valley boasts some of California’s most luxurious hotels, many of which are hidden jewels nestled among California wineries. From elegantly modern rooms and suites to quiet, private lodges tucked up against the vineyards, there’s a bit of something for every traveler.
It’s those wineries that have garnered Napa Valley a reputation as world-class culinary hub. While Napa Valley only accounts for around 4% of California’s grapes, the region’s reds and whites have been winning countless accolades while taking the world by storm. Popular styles include powerful and elegant Cabernet Sauvignon, beautifully balanced Chardonnays, smooth and stylish Merlot and more.
Wine lovers from around the world now flock to Napa. Whether you’re keen on visiting some of Napa’s big-name wineries — Robert Mondavi, Opus One, Stag’s Leap, Cakebread and the like — or discovering a new favorite, Napa’s a hotbed of hedonistic wines.
With great wine comes great food, of course, and many of Napa Valley’s best hotels also feature award-winning eateries running the gamut from small sharing plates to white-tablecloth service. Most feature featuring local and regional ingredients in their dishes, which typically pair perfectly with the area’s stellar wines.
But there’s more to Napa than just wine and food. The valley is home to a number of challenging and impeccably groomed golf courses that will thrill avid golfers, both novice and experienced. Not up for a stroll through the golf course? See Napa Valley from above in a hot air balloon, or hike one of the many nature paths both on the valley floor and up the hillsides.