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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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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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Fun “Bottle Shock: Behind the ScenesTour” at Chateau Montelena in Napa Valley

The serene setting at Chateau Montelena’s Jade Lake has to be one of the most spectacular sights in Napa Valley.  And the winery’s “Bottle Shock: Behind the Scenes Tour” was one of the most enjoyable tours we’ve taken this year!

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Bottle Shock, let us explain… Chateau Montelena was featured in the delightful 2008 movie “Bottle Shock” – their 1973 Chardonnay (pictured below) won Top Prize at the 1976 Paris Wine Tasting (much to the amazement of everyone, especially the French!) Winning the tasting put Napa Valley wines on the map around the world.

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Top 20+ Fun Things To Do in Napa Valley Wine Country, California

There’s much to do and see in Napa Valley Wine Country, especially if it’s your first visit. We get calls from around the world asking for our recommendations – where to eat, where to stay, best spas, fun wineries, tours and tastings… so we’ve put together a list (by town) and a brief description (in no particular order) of some of Our Top 20+ Favorite and Fun Things To Do in Napa Valley.

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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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