Napa Wine Country is about an hour northeast of San Francisco. In addition to San Francisco International, the other two major airports are Oakland (50 miles) and Sacramento (60 miles).
Most of the wineries in Napa Valley are open for tours and tastings. While the area was originally known for its Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, you can now find many different wine types in Napa.
There are many lodging options in Napa Wine Country, including inns, bed and breakfasts, resorts, hotels and motels. Campgrounds are also available and some offer full facilities for RVs.
In addition to visiting wineries, Napa Wine Country has many options for golfing, biking, boating and hiking. Hot air ballooning has also become very popular in Napa and there are a number of facilities offering rides.
Napa Valley has become an attraction for its food as well as its wine. There are restaurants for any budget or taste as well as farmers markets and events at the Culinary Institute of America.
The Napa Wine Country weather is mild, with a short winter that can be rainy. The spring temperatures average around 70 degrees. It can go into the 90s in the summer with virtually no rain.
Article Written By Marcia Frost
Marcia Frost is a writer covering topics such as travel, food, wine/spirits, health and fitness. She is the content editor for Cocktails and Joints and writes regularly for many on- and offline publications, including "Michigan Avenue," "Gotham," "Aspen Peak," "Los Angeles Confidential" and "Hamptons Magazines." She has a B.A. in journalism from Long Island University.