Napa news

Upcoming: annual tree lighting and holiday party at Robert Mondavi Winery

With harvest 2012 and Thanksgiving now behind us, it’s time for the madness of the holiday season to kick into full gear. This Saturday, December 1st, Robert Mondavi Winery will host a family friendly event, which is a rarity here in the valley. Mondavi’s 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration will take place […]

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Eight Napa Valley restaurants earn stars in 2013 Michelin Guide

Last week the 2013 Michelin Guide bib gourmand picks for the San Francisco Bay Area were released and the Napa Valley was well represented. Today, Michelin shared details on its full 2013 guide for the Bay Area and once again, the Napa Valley was a shining star. Only two Bay Area restaurants earned the coveted […]

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VIDEO: Oakville Grocery’s restoration

Earlier this year we told you about the temporary closing, remodeling and eventual re-opening of the ever-popular Oakville Grocery in Oakville. Now, for a little weekend fun we thought we’d share this slickly-produced video detailing the history and recent restoration of the iconic spot along Highway 29.

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Five Napa Valley restaurants on Michelin’s 2013 Bay Area Bib Gourmand list

It’s that time of year again–time for the annual Michelin Guide to the best Bay Area dining. Earlier this week Michelin released its 2013 Bib Gourmand picks, with the Napa Valley checking in with five restaurants (down from seven in 2012). According to a release, the 2013 Bib Gourmands “…were selected by Michelin’s esteemed and […]

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Plumpjack Group to open Odette Estate in early August in the Napa Valley

Back in February the Plumpjack Group, which operates Plumpjack Winery in Oakville and Cade Estate Winery on Howell Mountain, announced plans to purchase some prime Napa Valley real estate in the Stags Leap District. The group bought Steltzner Vineyards’ 36-acre vineyard and winery located along the Silverado Trail (across the Trail from Pine Ridge Winery) […]

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Meritage Resort and Spa, Oakville Grocery start anew in Napa Valley

Every year at this time the vineyards explode with new growth–it’s a visual reminder of the passing of time and changing of seasons. This year, there are several other new beginnings happening across the valley. Meritage Resort and Spa Opens $40 Million Expansion Napa’s Meritage Resort and Spa has just completed a 19-month, $40 million […]

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Leap Year Culinary Crawl in downtown Napa, French Blue to open in St. Helena

As February comes to a close the valley is beginning to show sings of new life–from glorious yellow mustard sprouting up between the vineyard rows to trees beginning to show beautiful white and pink blooms. There are also new culinary happenings and restaurant openings. French Blue to Open in St. Helena A stylish new restaurant […]

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