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?
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!
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!
However exciting, the Napa Valley can be daunting to first-time visitors. There are just so many possible activities! So for all you newcomers: Welcome, and here are your essential things to do in the Napa Valley during your trip. Continue reading “First Timer in the Napa Valley: What You Should See and Do”
Many wineries of the Napa Valley area offer appointment-only tasting events. But maybe you’re not up for a trek into the backwoods. Fortunately, you can fit your wine-tasting in right alongside your brunch and boutiques. No need to choose between that artisanal vinegar shop and sampling of rosé — at least not today! Treat yourself to any of a number of fine tasting rooms of St. Helena.
Napa Valley is wine country, and we here have a beautiful, storied history. We love Saint Helena — and we love our neighbors in Napa, Calistoga, and Santa Rosa. We wanted to give you a Napa fire update from our side of the recent terrible events. Continue reading “Napa Fire Update: We Are Okay in Saint Helena & Napa Will Stay Strong!”
This week, we’re coming to you with your Napa date night plans. Fret not about restaurants and choosing from menus like grocery lists, or deciding on which bar to end up at. We’ve got you covered. Continue reading “Napa Date Night: Here’s Your Easy, Casual Fall Itinerary”
Harvest season is upon us!
This week, we’re taking a look at one of the most renowned wineries in St. Helena and all of Napa Valley.