Enjoy Micro-brews, Beer Garden, live entertainment on three stages, BBQ ribs, pulled pork, chicken, oysters, shrimp, corn — and Fun Rib-Eating Contest. Free admission and parking. 12 noon-9pm
BottleRock is a fun 3-day music festival that takes place annually in Napa, California. This year’s festival features the Foo Fighters, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and the popular band Maroon 5. Enjoy live entertainment, festival food, wine and beer – and art featuring muralists and sculpture artists. Tickets (1-day and 3-days) are available online.
Thinking of visiting Napa and Sonoma Wine Country this year and want to avoid peak season crowds? Consider a visit during the Spring or early Summer. Although both areas are popular year-round tourist destinations, wine country tends to be especially busy from late summer to mid-October during harvest “crush” season.
Take a fun Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour from San Francisco and enjoy a leisurely day of wine-tasting in California’s historic wine country. No need to worry about drinking and driving. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views as you travel by luxury, air-conditioned coach across the Golden Gate Bridge to scenic Napa and Sonoma Valley. And yes… there’s free Wi-Fi onboard, as well as an expert friendly narrated tour guide to answer any questions and keep you entertained as you wind your way through picturesque wine country. Continue reading
Enjoy Napa Valley’s ultimate film, food and wine experience. Screenings and special events take place in Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga. This fun Napa Valley Film Festival features 120 films, 300 film-makers, 150 wineries and 50 chefs. Tickets available online. Visit Napa Valley Film Festival’s website for more info.
This fun festival takes place every Summer at various locations in Napa Valley. Enjoy live concerts featuring artists from 16 countries around the world, gourmet cuisine, art exhibits and fine Napa Valley wines. Visit website for more info and to purchase tickets.
This post was written by Deborah Grossman from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Napa Valley and Sonoma present a bounty of new opportunities to taste wine and learn about wine with food. Exploring wine country in Northern California is a delicious blend of the new and the historic.
A Napa Valley winery owned by an heir to the Coors beer company and the unveiling of several renovated tasting rooms lead the news for wine country. We’ll begin our vinous journey in Napa Valley and then venture to Sonoma County.
Whenever we drive up to Napa Valley, we like to stop at the Hwy 29 Cafe for breakfast, brunch or lunch. It’s nothing fancy, but this small all-American diner has all the right ingredients for a satisfying meal – good food, enormous portions, reasonable prices, casual atmosphere and fast, friendly service with a smile 🙂 If you’re planning a day of wine-tasting, this is a good place to grab a quick bite on your way up the valley.