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California Wine Country



Most oenephiles regard France as the world's wine-making capital, and I won't dispute this. But critics and fans alike have come a long way from once denouncing this fledgling industry to acknowledging its first class, competitive status.

A visit to California's Wine Country is edifying, educational, and yes, I'm proud to say that some of the world's most celebrated wines today come from California.



The best way to see Napa, Sonoma and the surrounding Valley area (in my opinion) is to plan a minimum of 2 days for sightseeing and all around relaxing. For those who live in Northern California, Wine Country often means a nice 3 day weekend getaway to the countryside.



For the rest of the world, a visit to Napa and Sonoma is usually best combined with a trip to a major anchor like San Fransisco. In fact from San Fransisco, you can plan just a day trip - but really, you should try one of the many rustic and charming bed & breakfasts in Napa or Sonoma, and stay there overnight.

You never know...all that wine tasting might leave you a bit lighter on your feet at the end of the day - that is, if you've done it right!

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  • In a nutshell:Could you please top off my glass...again?!
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  • catalysta's Profile Photo
    Jan 14, 2006 at 8:01 AM

    I LOVED V. Sattui Winery, your tips brought back very fond memories! Too funny about the B&B, but it looks like a bargain price - maybe that's why, huh?...W

  • AKtravelers's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2005 at 5:30 PM

    While the experts claim that Californian wines have 'arrived', to be sure, shouldn't we taste for ourselves the French, Australian, Chilean, Italian, Spanish, Oregonian, etc. We will!

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