Discovering The Napa Valley Wine Region3 min read
As the popularity of wine continues to grow in the United States and indeed globally there are regions that have cemented their place as providing winemakers with the conditions that allow for the production of superlative wines. One of these places is the Napa Valley wine region. However, the Nappa valley is much more than just a destination for those who want to enjoy wine – it has much more to offer (although of course, the vineyards are the star attractions).
The explosion of quality wineries in the Napa Valley wine region is good for consumers who want to enjoy both a wide variety of red and white wines, as well as those who have set their sights on exploring some of the most beautiful destinations in the United States. There is no question that the Nappa Valley is one of the best places to grow wine in the world – simply witness the increasing popularity of the many prize-winning Cabernet Sauvignon’s that emerge on a seemingly monthly basis from the Valley.
The Nappa Valley boasts some exceptional restaurants, wedding venues, wine tasting opportunities, outdoor attractions and a myriad of other attractions that make it one of the most rewarding places to visit in the U.S.
For those who are planning a trip to the Valley here are some of the best attractions and destinations that will reward those with a taste for both wine and adventure.
firstly there are of course the wineries. With 400 different wineries to choose from the visitor to the Nappa Valley is spoiled for choice. One of the best ways to experience the sheer variety and world-class nature of the wines produced in the Nappa Valley region is to choose a wine tasting experience. There are numerous opportunities to indulge with estates such as Mount Veeder Vineyards which produce exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon wines and the 140 acre William Hill Estate Winery, producers of excellent Chardonnay’s that will reward those who want to experience just why the Nappa Valley has gained the reputation that it has.
For foodies the sky is the limit in the Valley. From boutique retail establishments that specialize in anything from fine cheese to cured artisan meats and much more to fine dining opportunities, the Valley will delight the taste buds of those who want to explore its many culinary-focused destinations. Try the artisan food offerings at Atelier Fine Foods where fine pates, Foie Gras, cheeses and Charcuterie focused offerings are available to consumers. Visit the Oxbow Public Market to experience fine foods and ingredients from around the globe.
There are also numerous breweries and distilleries where visitors can explore the art of producing both world-beating beers and spirits. Both the Hanson of Sonoma Distillery and the Napa Valley Brewing Company are worth a visit – and there are numerous other options.
Add to these attractions spas and fly fishing, balloon safaris, golf and the simple pleasure of enjoying the peace of a wonderful and scenic destination and you have the perfect recipe for a visit to one of America’s most treasured regions. Plan your trip today.