Explore the wineries of Napa Valley

Napa Valley winery tours

Napa wineries - St. Helena CA

A vacation in the Napa Valley is something worth planning to make sure it’s the best it can possibly be. The Napa Valley is known for cool mornings and warm to hot days, especially in summer, so plan for a range of temperatures when packing your clothes.

There are other things to do besides winery tours, of course. The reservoir of Lake Berryessa is a great place for fishing, canoeing, hiking, waterskiing and other outdoor pleasures. The Oxbow Public Market in the town of Napa is a 40,000-square-foot indoor market which offers an extraordinary variety of different foods from many different cultures. The Cameo Cinema in St. Helena is a movie theater so old it has love seats in the back rows, just in case your significant other is coming along with you.

But most of all, there are the famous Napa wineries. Many vacation packages will allow you to tour the Napa wineries alone, as a couple or in a small group. Or you can put your own itinerary together, if there are specific Napa wineries you particularly want to visit. The usual tasting fee is $10 to $20 per person per winery, so add this to your travel budget.

One of the best Napa wineries around

Some of the best California wines come from Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards in Napa Valley. Just a 10-minute drive from downtown St. Helena, these vineyards produce world-class wines at affordable prices. Wine Merchants Gourmet includes them in one of its Middle Valley tours. Visit them any time this year.

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