Parmesan, Ricotta, and Gruyere, oh my! There are so many delicious types of cheese, and yet we can’t help but focus on the wine. Don’t get us wrong, we’re all looking for the next big pour in vino country, but shouldn’t we know where to purchase its most popular pairing as well?
You don’t need a reason to raise your glass in St. Helena, but we’d argue there’s one occasion that requires a toast or two – or three! Since Fall is another popular time for couples to say “I do,” we’re sharing a few of our favorite Napa Valley wedding venues. Cheers to the newlyweds!
Wine is the focal point of Napa Valley. We’re inclined to experience all the area has to offer with a glass of our favorite red or white in hand. But let’s be honest, sipping our way through town would be kind of a headache – literally. So, take a breather – even just for the afternoon – and shop along St. Helena’s Main Street!
Fall in Napa Valley is breathtaking. Winding roads blanketed in Autumn foliage give way to peace and relaxation. But we also know the season comes with its priorities, and college football is one of them. That being said, we’ve listed St. Helena locations where you can catch the game.
When you’re staying at El Bonita Motel, you’re in wine country and Napa Valley is teeming with wineries and vineyards ready to tickle your tastebuds. So, to ensure you’re more than prepared and sufficiently excited, we’ve listed some of our favorite wine podcasts.
We heard it through the grapevine: you want to sound like a wine connoisseur. Since St. Helena offers no shortage of tasting opportunities, we’ve compiled a list of the most important and less than obvious wine terminology. You know, so you don’t make any pour choices.
At El Bonita Motel in Saint Helena, we already know you’re on cloud nine (you’re in wine country, for goodness’ sake!). But what if we said you could go higher? Well, you can – less than ten miles down the road, your Napa Valley Balloon tour awaits.
Whether it’s your anniversary, birthday, promotion – you name it – this experience enhances the occasion and guarantees you’ll be floating on air!
We love a good cocktail, and who can say no to outdoor seating in the summertime? These are our favorite spots to grab drinks (beyond the winery!) when you want some sunshine too. Continue reading “Where to Grab Drinks This Summer in St. Helena”
There are plenty of Napa Valley restaurants worth your time and your dollar. With this wealth of options, we wanted to simplify things for you a little. Between all the wine tours and other exciting and relaxing Napa activities, you might be tempted to stop at the first place that catches your eye. So we’ve done the research for you.
Continue reading “The Essential Napa Valley Restaurants for Your Summer Vacation”
While there are plenty of Napa Valley activities that’ll get you moving, sometimes you need a spa day too. Many of our guests stay at our St. Helena motel because El Bonita is an experience in its own right and reasonably priced for the area. We always recommend spending your money on the experiences you couldn’t find elsewhere. The wineries, the tours, and maybe best of all: the best spa services this side of the Mississippi. Continue reading “Here’s Where to Book Your Spa Day in the Napa Valley”