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    Wedding Amongst the Vineyards

    August 06

    Getting married in Napa Valley is a fantasy come true for couples that enjoy exquisite wines and breathtaking scenery, which let’s be honest, probably applies to most of us. Imagine walking down a perfectly manicured lawn up to a gazebo draped in flowers with the Mayacamas Mountains in the background. 

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    Visit Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

    July 09

    “There is no foreign land; it is the traveler only that is foreign.” - Robert Louis Stevenson

    Immerse yourself in the imaginative verses and wine-inspired poems of Robert Louis Stevenson while visiting St. Helena. Some might wonder why a museum dedicated to the Scottish-born writer resides in the hills of Napa Valley? Stevenson spent his honeymoon in the Mount St. Helena and published his two-month account of roughing it while living on an abandoned mine in 1833 as Silverado Squatters. Some of his most famous works are Dr. Jeckly and Mr. Hyde, A Children’s Garden of Verses, and Treasure Island.

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    A Brief History of Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley

    June 04

    Imagine walking through the early vineyards of Northern California. The sun shining across the rolling hills and the fragrant wind billowing through the grapevines. Although wild grapes grew in Napa Valley, it wasn’t until the mid-1800’s when John Patchett created the first commercial Northern California vineyard and winery. Over a hundred years would pass before the robust flavor of California Cabernet Sauvignons would receive international praise, surpassing French winemakers in the 1976 Judgment of Paris.

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