Wine Tasting And Lodging In Napa

Wine Tasting And Lodging In Napa

California, Getaways, Things to Do Select Registry – March 1, 2012

Wine Tastings in Napa Valley

Napa Valley is located in central California near the city by the bay. It is known for world-class vineyards and rustic bed and breakfast accommodation, and if you are in the midst of deciding where to spend your vacation, Napa Valley should be at the top of your list. Wine lovers will be amazed at the whites and reds that are produced in the region. You can spend your days tasting Cabernet’s and Chardonnays while you take a tour of the winery and find out how the nectar of the Gods is produced. Opt for a lunch or dinner package and after you have had your fill, wander back to your luxurious room at a quaint local inn.

Enjoy your stay at a Bed & Breakfast Inn

Imagine waking up in a romantic Tudor style home. Stay in an elegant estate where you can gaze in awe at the beautiful rose gardens from your own private balcony. These days most bed and breakfast inns have private bathrooms and some even have Jacuzzi’s. Before you retire have a glass of cognac in front of your very own fireplace. Sleep in and enjoy a delicious three-course breakfast featuring all of your favorite foods. After your meal talk to a staff member who can suggest local wineries that will suit your individual tastes. There are over 400 wineries in the region where you can enjoy a rich glass of port or a sparkling almond champagne. Some bed and breakfast establishments offer packages that include complimentary wine tasting. The city of Napa has recently been renovated and is just a short walk from most of the established bed and breakfast inns. Stay in a refurbished 1902 mansion and wander into town. If you feel like skipping the tasting rooms, head over to the spa. Napa has plenty of tranquil escapes where you can indulge in a relaxing massage or a therapeutic mud bath treatment.

Touring the area can be a Great Experience

Deciding which tour to take when you arrive at your Napa bed and breakfast inn can be difficult. You can book a limo and have a driver take you to some of the best wineries in the region. Take a few friends and hire an 18 passenger Hummer. Travel by coach and learn the history of the region while you enjoy award-winning wines. If you and your partner are planning a romantic getaway to a bed and breakfast establishment in Napa, inquire about the Horse and Carriage tour. You will be treated to a gourmet lunch as you ride through the vineyards on private trails that are usually reserved for owners and workers at the winery. Imagine going barrel tasting and wine caving. You will be treated to a history lesson as your coachman makes his way through world-class vineyards. Spend an entire day, and take the Jeep tour which features select wineries from San Francisco to Napa Valley. For nine hours you will visit six wineries where you can taste the finest wines in the world. If the two of you have your heart set on staying in San Francisco, there are plenty of bed and breakfast inns that are just a short drive from the city. Stay in North Beach and enjoy the comforts of an authentic European hotel. Not only will the two of you appreciate a complimentary breakfast and afternoon tea, but you will also be treated to evening hors d’oeuvres which includes cured meats, cheeses, crackers and other culinary delights. Both of you will also savor a delicious complimentary glass of wine. Choose a suite that has a bay window, and soak up the beautiful views of North Beach. After a restful night’s sleep, jump on a cable car and see the sights. Head to China Town, or have a delicious lunch at Fisherman’s Wharf. Visit Union Square, and do not forget to take pictures of the most crooked path in the world, Lombard Street.

The Golden Gate Bridge is only 15 minutes from San Rafael which is one of the most beautiful areas in Marin County. In fact the wine country is only 30 minutes away. Rent a car and stay in a delightful bed and breakfast cottage, where you will be in awe of the majestic redwood trees and beautifully manicured lawns. After you check in to your spacious suite or private cottage, you can play a game of croquet or pick fruit from the orchard. Get to know the other guests as you have a glass of chardonnay in the gathering room. After a well-deserved night’s sleep you can wander down to the breakfast room and have a meal that was prepared to your own specifications. Once you have curbed your appetite, you can pack up the car and head to the wine country knowing that you have a comfortable bed and breakfast inn to return to.

When you talk about the wine country in California, most people think of Napa or Temecula, but Sonoma, which is surrounded by beaches and the Redwood State Forest, also has some incredible award winning reds and whites. Just about an hour north of San Francisco, you can stay at a bed and breakfast inn that will provide you with all of the comforts of home. Book a courtyard room which has a private entrance, fireplace and a huge, jetted bath tub. After you unpack, take a stroll around the grounds, and you will be in awe of the amazing, original artwork and family heirlooms that are lovingly placed around the estate. If you are unsure about the wineries in the area, talk to the friendly proprietors, as they will be able to point you in the right direction. Choose to tour a boutique family vineyard where you can learn how the grapes are grown, and how the wine is prepared. The golden state of California has something for everyone, especially wine lovers, and if you have wanted to take a road trip, or jump on a plane, there has never been a better time as there are some spectacular package deals available.