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Napa Valley Beckons

Today I am taking advantage of a cool summer night to catch up on some Napa news. We have had fantastic weather here in New Jersey so far this summer. Except for a couple of weeks when temperatures were more like midsummer Napa Valley temps with over 100 degree days on two occasions, we even broke a long standing record. Anyway, back to the point of my writing. We are in the early stages of planning for an October return to the valley. I guess you could say we are getting a little greedy, returning within a seven month period. I am sure I have mentioned before that I would be living in Napa year round if possible so returning so soon is not surprising.  We are looking at the third week in October when harvest season should be winding down and the valley will be less busy. Our last trip in March included our usual trip partners and four good friends. We had a fantastic time visiting some of the more known tasting rooms in the valley, several of which are every year favorites. This trip it will just be the wife and I, the plan is to return to some less well known, smaller, off the beaten path boutique wineries we have yet to visit. These next few weeks will require some researching to put together a good itinerary of locations to visit as well as leaving room for impromptu stops. Of course we will be staying at our favorite place, The Wine Country Inn in St Helena. This will be our first visit in early fall so that will be kind of exciting, we have visited in spring and summer, but never fall.  It will be great to visit and experience the valley after harvest.  I don’t think we will ever plan a winter trip as they say it is always rainy, but you never know….rain doesn’t make the wine taste bad!  I can assure you one of our stops will be my favorite Silver Oak.

Silver Oak

Stay tuned for upcoming plans for the trip.

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