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Exploring The Napa Valley

Napa Valley

                Beautiful Napa Valley

The Napa Valley Wine Country of Northern California is magnificent. Come celebrate with lots of entertainment options, excellent cheeses, and the best wine around. Rolling lush hills and sweet grape vines are waiting. The mild Mediterranean climate is home to some of the sweetest grape vines in the world. Small wineries dot the landscape, with free wine tasting in many places. This is a land of sunshine and excellent wine. Come on now, join us at the vineyard for a day of fun.

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Sauvignon Blanc at Castello di Amorosa

At the top of the to-do list of every Napa Valley adventurer is wine tasting. The possible tours are endless with a bucket load of options. The exciting wine tasting tours allow you to taste and only come home with your favorite wine of the day. The Napa Valley Wineries know that if you taste, you will want to come back for more. What a fun way to learn your different California Specialty Wines!

Napa Valley Wine Tasting Tour &                                  Vineyard Lunch

The Napa Valley Wine Tasting Tour is an all day excursion which begins by getting picked up from your Napa Valley Motel. You will enjoy the lush rolling hills and beautiful grape vines chatting with your tour companions over a glass of champagne. Your tour guide will share the secrets of the Napa Valley as you are driven in a luxurious climate-controlled Mercedes Sprinter limousine.

You will spend a delightful day visiting 4 boutique estates, tasting the various wines of each winery. At mid-day your guide will set up a fantastic “farm-to-table lunch either outside or in a wine cellar. This is a delicious artisan lunch provided by the Girl&Fig Restaurant.

When your wine tasting experience comes to a close, you will be dropped back off at your motel to experience a pleasant evening. Tours are available in the towns of  Napa, American Canyon, Yountville, Rutherford, St. Helena, and Calistoga. You can book your wine-tasting excursion through your hotel or online.

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Classic Napa Valley Wine Trolley Tour

Hop on board this amazing old-fashioned trolley in downtown Napa at the Oxbow Public Market or you can wait and it will pick you up at your downtown Napa hotel. Enjoy a beautiful adventure as you cruise through the wineries and sample some of Northern California’s famous wines. Enjoy a delightful picnic lunch prepared by Chef Michael Chiarello of NapaStyle. Be Sure to pop in and check out the shop with its elegant housewares, unique kitchen treasures, and special gourmet foods. NapaStyle is a wonderful restaurant and the shop is a little piece of kitchen heaven.

Oxbow Public Market
644 1st St
Napa 94559
Napa (Hotel Pickup)

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Wine Day Trip to Napa & Sonoma

Discover the delights of the valley as you discover Sutter Home, Sebastiani Vineyards & Madonna Estate. Taste wines from each of this unique wineries. Each as whites and reds that will delight your taste buds, as well as unique blends just waiting to be discovered.

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                    Castello di Amorosa

Castello di Amorosa a 13th century inspired Tuscan Castle and winery in California’s Napa Valley and is a must see for any Northern California adventurer. For great wine tasting, and a complete education in the art of Napa Valley wines, be sure to take the castle tour. Who says you need to go to Europe to see an authentic and unique Tuscan Castle?


             Musty Aroma Of Aging Wine

The musty aroma of aging wine in French white oak barrels at the Castello di Amorosa in the Napa Valley is intoxicating. The aroma is one of overwhelming goodness. There is nothing like the wine room. Certainly, it is an experience of a lifetime.

4045 St Helena Hwy
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 967-6272
Open 9:30 till 6:00 seven days a week.
Reservations can be made for one of several tours by calling 707-967-6272.


      Endless Grapes In The Napa Valley

Grapes are small round  berries that are semi-translucent and encased by a smooth skin. They can be green to all shades of red. Some contain a small edible seed, while other varieties are seedless. Like blueberries, grapes have a protective covering or whitish bloom. Grapes that are eaten as is or used in a recipe are called table grapes. These grapes are delicious right off the vine.   Wine grapes are used in the making of the world’s finest wines. Raisin grapes are used for dried grapes or raisins, which are excellent for snacks or baking.

Better blood sugar balance, insulin regulation, and increased insulin sensitivity are some of the side benefits of grapes of every color. This humble grape is indeed a friend to the diabetic. A cup of grapes gives you all the benefits of this amazing fruit. Sprinkle some grapes on a salad or experience a cup for a delicious snack.

Some of the areas that grapes are known to be superstars are the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, immune system, inflammatory system, blood sugar regulating system, and nervous system. Grapes are also believed to assist in the prevention of colon, breast, and prostate cancer.

The antioxidant nutrients found in grapes are phenomenal. Along with their strong antioxidant qualities, grapes provide us with equally strong anti-inflammatory benefits. Grapes are believed to help lower the blood pressure, keep cholesterol volumes staple, and regulate inflammation.


                      An Ancient Secret

The abundant antioxidants, including flavonoids, linoleic acid, and phenolic procyanidins, that are found in the extract of the grape seed is believed to help protect your blood vessels from damage, which may help prevent high blood pressure and help ward off aneurysms.

These tiny grape seeds are completely edible, though not too tasty. Eating them regularly has been known to possibly help improve your cardiovascular health, greatly reduce leg swelling and help with varicose veins. They have even seemed to  provide some protection against certain types of cancer in certain studies. Using them often may  offer some weight loss assistance. The humble grape is also believed to treat depression in some people, and give clarity to the mind.

There has been many studies done on grapes and the grape seed, but the verdict is not yet in. They do make a tasty addition to the morning smoothie and are used regularly in Eastern Medicine.

Weather you enjoy the tours of the winery, the history, or the health benefits, be sure to discover all that the Napa Valley has to offer. See you at the winery!

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