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October 2013 “Fun Things To Do” in the San Francisco Bay Area… and beyond

 

Exquisite sapphire and diamond sautoir necklace from the Elizabeth Taylor Collection at "The Art of Bulgari" exhibit at the de Young Museum in San Francisco - Richard Burton gave this to Liz on her 40th birthday - © de Young Museum

Exquisite sapphire and diamond sautoir necklace from the Elizabeth Taylor Collection at “The Art of Bulgari” exhibit at the de Young Museum in San Francisco – Richard Burton gave this to Liz on her 40th birthday – © de Young Museum

Check out these October Events & “Fun Things To Do” in the San Francisco Bay Area… and beyond (may also include events in New York City, Las Vegas, London and other U.S. and International cities) in our Love to Eat and Travel October Calendar of Events. Be sure to check our Blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Love to Eat and Travel website each month for updates throughout the year. Enjoy!

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Napa Valley, California – Day Trip from San Francisco & Napa Valley Wine Train Video

Silver Oak Cellars vineyard in Napa Valley - © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Silver Oak Cellars vineyard in Napa Valley – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

It’s harvest season in Napa Valley – what better time of year to visit California’s beautiful wine country. The “crush” (when the grapes are picked) typically runs from late-August to October. As Bay Area locals, this is one of our our favorite times to play tourist for the day and drive up to Napa from San Francisco – it’s only about an hour north of the city, so it makes a great day trip.

With so many wineries and restaurants to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming which ones to visit, especially if you only have one day to see everything. Here are a few of our recommendations for a fun day of wine-tasting, touring, and eating your way through Napa Valley 🙂

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Napa Valley California – Tips for a Quickie One-Day Getaway

Napa Valley Vineyards - California

If you’re visiting San Francisco from out-of-town, plan a quickie one-day getaway to Napa Wine Country.  We love playing tourist for the day and driving up to Napa Valley (located about an hour north of SF). It’s one of our favorite getaways, especially now during the Harvest Season or “Crush” (when the grapes are picked) – late Summer into Fall (August-October). 

We’ve put together a few tips for a Quickie One-Day Napa Getaway, including some of our favorite restaurants and wineries.

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Silver Oak Napa: Special Cabernet Release Day – August 6, 2011

Silver Oak Cellars Release Day – 2007 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Yet another good reason to visit Napa Valley Wine Country this summer, especially if you’re a wine aficionado – or (like us) you just love Silver Oak Wines.

Celebrate the Release of Silver Oak’s highly praised 2007 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Silver Oak Cellars Release Day takes place on Saturday, August 6th from 9am-3:30pm. Wine-tastings and purchases can be made at both Silver Oak Cellars’ wineries – in Oakville and Geyserville.

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Silver Oak Cellars Release Day, Napa Valley – Saturday, February 5, 2011

Napa Valley Vineyards - California

Silver Oak Cellars Release Day
Saturday, February 5, 2011

Celebrate the Release of Silver Oak’s highly praised 2006 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon at Silver Oak Cellars Release Day in Napa Valley, California.

Wine-tastings and purchases can be made at both Silver Oak Cellars’ wineries – in Oakville and Geyserville during Release Day rom 9am-3:30pm. Tickets run $20-50 per
person depending on location (see info below):

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Top 20+ Fun Things To Do in Napa Valley Wine Country – Wineries, Restaurants, Attractions

Napa Valley is one of our favorite getaways – we love playing tourist there! We’re lucky to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, so it’s only a short drive from the hustle and bustle of the city (about one hour north of SF) to the scenic wine country – it makes a great day trip, romantic weekend or vacation. If you’re visiting San Francisco from out-of-town, Napa Valley is a “must-see” destination.

Napa Valley Wine Country is beautiful year-round. However, the most interesting time to visit the area is during the Harvest Season, or “Crush” (when the grapes are picked) – late Summer into Fall (August-October). Note: The Harvest Season can vary due to climate. This year’s fairly cool summer in Napa means that the harvest will be later than usual, most likely not starting until after Labor Day (September 6 — for our international readers).

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Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tours from San Francisco

If you love wine, you won’t want to miss the chance to visit Napa Valley and Sonoma Wine Country. People flock here year-round from all over the world to see the vineyards – but this time of year is especially beautiful. Harvest season or “crush” is in full swing (when the grapes are picked), usually late summer early fall (August-October

Napa and Sonoma are within close proximity to San Francisco – both destinations make a Fun Wine-Tasting Day Tour or weekend getaway. Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the Bay Area, a local who loves wine-tasting, or entertaining out-of-town guests or clients, a Guided Wine Country Tour takes all the hassle out of planning where to go and how to get there… not to mention all the traffic, especially at this time of the year. And having a guide who is knowledgeable about San Francisco, Napa Valley, Sonoma, wineries and wines, is priceless.

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Napa Valley and Sonoma Wine Country Getaway – Day Trips and Muir Woods Tours from SF

If you love wine, you won’t want to miss the chance to visit Napa Valley and Sonoma WineCountry – especially at this time of the year when harvest season is in full swing. Napa and Sonoma are within close proximity to San Francisco – both destinations make fun wine-tasting day trips or weekend getaways. Visit a mix of boutique and large-scale wineries, enjoy wine-tasting and learn how wines are made in California’s historic wine region. Sample wines from famous grape-growing regions such as Rutherford, Oakville, St. Helena, Yountville, Stags Leap, Los Carneros, Sonoma Valley, Kenwood, and Glen Ellen.

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