Just an hour’s drive north of San Francisco is a warm, welcoming wine wonderland — Napa. The region is only 30 miles long, nestled between the Mayacamas and Vaca mountain ranges, but is known for producing some of the world’s top red, white and sparkling wines.
Climate, soil and geography come together in perfect harmony for grape-growing and winemaking. The Mediterranean-like climate — warm sunny days and relatively cool nights — are relatively rare throughout the world. It’s part of the reason Napa winemakers are able to produce such world-class wines year after year.
Napa grape growers are no ordinary farmers — they revel in welcoming guests to the wineries, offering tours of their impressive facilities as well as tastings of their wares that are sure to impress. The focus in the region is on Cabernet Sauvignon — the “king” of red grapes — as well as Chardonnay for the white-wine lovers.
But there’s more to Napa than just their picturesque wineries. The region is also home to some of California’s most impressive golf courses, Michelin-starred restaurants and luxurious, relaxing spas.