“Sustainable” and “earth friendly” are important topics all around the world these days, and as much so in Wine Country. Did you know that many Napa and Sonoma wineries are now operating as green businesses? It’s easy to plan a wonderful tasting adventure, building your visits around environmentally responsible wineries. Simply check napagreen.org for earth-authentic…

Artesa Vineyards & Winery has long been known for its dramatic, Mediterranean inspired hilltop estate in Carneros. And now, the property boasts a newly remodeled Tasting Salon offering pairings of single vineyard wines and Barcelona-inspired bites. Showcasing the winery’s signature Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, tastings can also include vintage Estate sparkling wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo…

The vineyard view rooms at Yountville’s newly remodeled Napa Valley Lodge showcase more than just the neighboring grapevines. They mark the source of the lodge’s own wine, under a label called Bella, for the Bella Cabernet Sauvignon plot that resides just outside the hotel’s suites wing. Bella, which means “beautiful” in Italian, is also the…

Touring Napa Valley’s many wineries is a wonderful experience, but what if the winery actually toured you around? That’s the idea behind the new Napa Valley Wine Train Private Reserve Dinner Series, where each adventure is hosted by a prominent winemaker and includes a multi-course, wine paired dinner from Wine Train chef Donald Young. It’s…