FROM TRADEWINDS, GETTING TO THE NAPA VALLEY IS A BREEZE

Whether you drive, rent a private car or limousine, bike ride, take a train or hot air balloon, your trip to the Napa Valley will be an experience of a lifetime.  In addition to visiting its many famous wineries and restaurants, here’s a few more highlights you’ll want to see and do:

Napa Valley Wine Train – Voted “Best Place to Take Visitors”Castle 250 this is a unique way to enjoy great dining, wine tasting and scenic views on one of the nation’s only active, historic passenger railroads. Advance reservations recommended. www.winetrain.com

Castello di Amorosa – Tour the authentically-styled, 13th century, Tuscan Castle and winery, complete with drawbridge and moat! Book your tour in advance. www.castellodiamorosa.com

Calistoga Balloons -  Float over the magnificent north end of the Napa Valley’s grapevine corridors and majestic mountain vistas.  An absolutely memorable trip!  http://www.calistogaballoons.com

Napa Valley Bike Tours – Experience the vineyards from the seat of a bicycle.  Pedal past rows of grapevines to boutique wineries and enjoy a catered picnic lunch overlooking the vineyards.  A casual, fun way to enjoy the Napa Valley up close.www.napavalleybiketours.com

The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone – One of the Napa Valley’sCulinaryInstitute 300 most historic sites, offering a rich food and wine experience, award winning restaurant, cooking demonstrations, culinary shopping, bakery and Vintner’s Hall of Fame. http://www.ciachef.edu/california






CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS:

April 1-30, 2013   Napa Valley Arts in April

A celebration of the wine and art connection

May 9-12, 2013  BottleRock Napa Valley

Over 40 bands, 60 top wineries and the best of Napa food

May 30-June 2, 2013  Auction Napa Valley

the most extraordinary wine event the world over; where wine lovers and wine makers meet

June 5-9, 2013  Brian Culbertson’s Napa Valley Jazz Getaway

 

July 12-21, 2013  Napa Valley Festival del Sol