Napa Valley tailor-made holidays
California's most illustrious wine country, Napa Valley, is an unsurpassed display of some of the world's most exquisite food and wine. Eight months of sun bathe acres of green hills and vineyards that sporadically give way to charming storybook towns, where spa hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants abound.
Glorious food & wine
To come to Napa purely for food and wine is never extravagant, but celebrated – even the most seasoned oenophile will be satisfied here, with a choice of 250 wineries scattered across hillsides and valleys. From family-owned 19th century vineyards to world-famous wine cellars and Michelin-starred restaurants, Napa's small size means visitors can spend the morning hiking or hot air ballooning and afternoons wine tasting, following ultra-scenic drives. Michelin stars are commonplace in Napa, from delightful Yountville's three-Michelin-starred French Laundry to tiny Oakville, home of the famous Robert Mondavi winery. Swanky St Helena offers fine dining and luxury wineries, such as the spectacular vineyard-framed Auberge de Soleil Michelin-starred restaurant, and rustic Calistoga boasts a hospitable, laidback culture among its forests and hills.
An outdoor playground
Napa's mild climate – around 8 months of warm sunshine – and California's health-conscious ethos means wine and food indulgence is juxtaposed with exploring what's on the doorstep. Wine tasting is preceded with hikes among canyons and rivers, biking through vineyard trails and kayaking on Napa River and further west lies the Petrified Forest, home to huge redwoods that were turned to stone by a volcanic eruption more than million years ago, now the largest petrified trees on earth. Finish days with luxury spa treatments and poolside lounging, the norm in many Napa hotels.
Top itineraries in Napa Valley
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Top places to stay in Napa Valley
The Meritage Resort & Spa is the perfect base for exploring the Napa Valley, America’s most celebrated wine region. Among its many features are sprawling suites, a luxurious pool, acres of vineyards, an underground spa and an award winning restaurant.
“Deep green with luxury” is this contemporary hotel and spa’s ethos. Bardessono has won numerous awards not only for its quality of accommodation and service but also for its green credentials – it holds LEED Platinum certification, the highest standard for environmental design.
A luxury boutique hotel deep in the illustrious Napa Valley, Hotel Yountville combines farmhouse chic with ultra-contemporary touches, set among stacked Napa river rocks and timber beams in the charmingly walkable town of Yountville. Expect an immaculate spa, sprawling suites and fine dining.
Napa Valley articles
Wexas Travel’s Claire Benktander recently drove from San Francisco to the wine regions of Napa and Sonoma. Read her review for an insight into this spectacular road trip, taking in dramatic coastlines, redwood forests and vineyards, paired with, of course, world-class food and wine.
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