Journey Into Wine Country: Plan A Luxury Vacation In Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the premier wine producing region in California. If you plan a holiday during the harvest season, there is nothing like it. Napa Valley is beautiful and the perfect venue for an indulgent luxury vacation. And what better place to base your vacation than the Carneros Inn. This stunning Napa Valley property is one of the most popular luxury resorts in the area. It is home to 86 rooms and suites. However, since these are located in individual standalone homes and cottages, getting disturbed by other guests is out of the question.

The quiet and picturesque surroundings make Carneros Inn the perfect destination for couples. If you want to build on a new relationship or rekindle the romance in an old one, ask for the just renovated Vineyard Suites. There are two of these cottages, each with interior space of 900 square feet and a private central deck and patio spread over 1,400 square feet. One of the cottages features a large living area with a flat-screen TV. The other comes with a king-sized bed and a large bathroom with a soaking tub. There are indoor and outdoor showers as well.

Since you are not going to be spending your entire Napa Valley trip within the luxury resort, it makes sense to hire a car. Go for something luxurious to match with the rest of your vacation schedule. During a Napa Valley vacation it is essential that you make a trip (or many trips, for that matter) to the region’s best wineries. Among the wineries that warrant a visit is the Artesa Vineyards and Winery. This property is beautifully constructed. Architecture enthusiasts are sure to adore the designs. Next up is Domaine Carneros. This scenic property is owned by prestigious French Champagne house Taittinger. For an assortment of white wines and Pinot Noirs, make a stop at Anaba, a new boutique winery. Their Rhone-style white wine blend, Coriole, is worth a taste.

Napa Valley is home to Vineyard 29, a winery that features wines by emerging French winemaking star Philippe Melka. Food & Wine magazine termed him the “Best Winemaker You’ve Never Heard Of” in 2010. The Aida Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is worth several sips. A new entrant on the winery scene is the stunning Ovid, which offers wines like Experiment and the Napa Valley Cabernet.

Then again, you will want to eat in style while in California’s wine country. So why not test out some of the nicest eateries in the region. Start with breakfast. If you are putting up at the wonderful Carneros Inn, look no further. The resort’s Boon Fly Café has terrific cinnamon and sugar donuts, striking the perfect sweet endnote to your breakfast. For lunch or dinner, you can dress up for a formal dining experience at Farm, also within the resort premises. The fine dining restaurant serves up a range of delicious seasonal dishes. If you want to head out of the resort, you cannot go wrong with a meal Oentori in Napa. This casual-chic Italian restaurant serves up a range of house-cured salumi platters and specialty pizzas. Of course, since this is Napa Valley, everything is paired with a glass of fine wine.

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