Napa Valley Wino Time

Staying in Napa Valley bed and breakfasts has become an annual ritual for many San Francisco residents who love to take romantic holidays that include golfing and wine tasting. Napa is in the state of California and only 50 miles north of San Francisco. If your idea is to go off for a week and get drunk then this is the vacation for you and your buddies, or you can go for something a little more dignified and stay with the girlfriend in a beautiful bed and breakfasts.


You can stay in one of the many charming Napa Valley bed and breakfasts or in the city of Napa itself.  The city is full of bakeries, bistros and gift shops. There are also many wineries located within walking distance including the Artesa Winery, which is housed in a cave in the side of a hill, the Hess Collection that is attached to an art gallery and Domain Carneros, which is famous for its sparkling wines and pinot.  If you always wanted to know more about wines, so you could impress someone, this is the place to learn all about it.


The Napa Valley bed and breakfasts come in a variety of architectural styles such as the California Craftsman style (like the Blackbird Inn in Napa), English Tudor (like the Candlelight Inn in Napa) and 16th Century style (like the Candelight Inn in Napa.)


Napa Valley bed and breakfasts are a big industry and you will find the various establishments doing all kinds of things to attract your business. Many of them have free wine tastings, free wine and cheese, gingerbread house displays in the winter, cooking lessons, candlelight breakfasts, hot tubs and featherbeds. Many of them also offer discounts to famous vineyards in the area.


Some of the best-known vineyards and wineries in Napa Valley are the Cakebread Wine Cellars (which shows how the wine is made), Frog’s Leap (a place that makes organic wine), Shramsberg (a center for sparkling wines) and Beringer (famous for its white zinfandel wine.)  Yet another famous winery in this area is the Rubicon estate, which is owned by Francis Ford Coppola and features a museum of props from his many films.


If you want to do the entire valley in a day you can take the Napa Valley wine train, which is a steam locomotive that takes you from winery to winery. This way you can avoid being a drunk driver.