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Top five things we love about Summer in the Napa Valley

by TrevR on June 22, 2007

As yesterday was the Summer solstice, we thought we’d put together a quick list of the top five things we love about Summer in the Napa Valley. Here goes…

5) The near 9pm sunsets that close out hot, dry, sunny days. The long days make it perfect to play a little twilight golf in the late afternoon and the cool, foggy nights are not only perfect for grape growing but also make it super easy to sleep

4) Being able to go for a jog on the quiet, winding roads in the Oak Knoll District while watching the golden sun set behind the western hills…hearing an occasional blow of the horn from the Napa Valley Wine Train off in the distance

3) The juxtaposition of the dry, brown rolling hills with the lush, green rows upon rows of growing vineyards

2) The massive selection of outdoor entertainment in the valley. From the Friday night Chef’s Market in downtown Napa, to the Sterling Silver Screen Series, to picnicking around the valley

1) Outdoor seating at our favorite local restaurants. You can’t go wrong sitting in the sun sipping a cool, crisp Chardonnay overlooking the valley on the terrace at the Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil

If you have favorite summertime activities in the Napa Valley, share them with us in the comments!

[techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, Summer in Napa Valley, summer solstice, Napa Wine Train, Auberge du Soleil]

About the Author

has written 716 posts on The Cork Board. He was born and aged in the Napa Valley and has a passion for wine, writing and social media, which led him to co-found this blog in early 2007. Follow him on Twitter @TrevR.

  • http://www.redneckwinereview.com/ Redneck

    My first visit to Napa & Sonoma was this time last year. I’m missing it even though I was only there for a few days! I need to make some kind of “Napa Revisited” on my blog in remembrance of the 1-year anniversary of my first visit. Of course, I’m more than ready to go back and your post stokes the fire even more.

  • http://www.redneckwinereview.com Redneck

    My first visit to Napa & Sonoma was this time last year. I’m missing it even though I was only there for a few days! I need to make some kind of “Napa Revisited” on my blog in remembrance of the 1-year anniversary of my first visit. Of course, I’m more than ready to go back and your post stokes the fire even more.

  • http://goodwineunder20.blogspot.com/ Dr. Debs

    I like to drive the Silverado Trail first thing in the morning, really early when the sun is still pretty low and the tourists aren’t yet out in full force. It’s so beautiful, and you can almost imagine what Napa used to be like when it was a sleepy town!

    Thanks for the post. Makes me less snarky about my 10 hour drive to the Sonoma Coast tomorrow!

  • http://goodwineunder20.blogspot.com Dr. Debs

    I like to drive the Silverado Trail first thing in the morning, really early when the sun is still pretty low and the tourists aren’t yet out in full force. It’s so beautiful, and you can almost imagine what Napa used to be like when it was a sleepy town!

    Thanks for the post. Makes me less snarky about my 10 hour drive to the Sonoma Coast tomorrow!

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