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THERE'S no arguing that Napa Valley is primarily famous for producing some of the world's finest wine.

Home to more than 400 wineries, some are owned by multi-generational families, others by corporations - and a few by celebrities.

all Shortlisting the best wine tasting experiences in Napa is another task entirely - but an insider tip is to move away from the large wineries along Highway 29 and head to the hills, where lots of medium and smallersized ones await.

nights halfboard Salou, Also, most wine tours are by appointment so remember to research and book before you go.

But this scenic county in California is much more than just wineries and rolling vineyards.

Wine has always been the perfect accompaniment to delicious cuisine and Napa Valley isn't short on that. The Oxbow Market is the perfect place to try regional produce, including fresh seafood.

If it's upmarket dining you're after, head to Yountville - which is full of fine-dining restaurants.

If the great outdoors is more your thing, Napa Valley boasts a beautiful landscape. Take advantage of California's sunny weather and hit the Silverado Trail on the east side, which curves through the landscape from Napa to Calistoga. Plus, Calistoga is a hot springs town - making it a great place to rest after a day of driving.

If you're into hiking, head to Westwood Hills Park and try the three-mile trail. Alternatively, tackle the five-mile path to the top of 4343-foot Mount St Helena in Robert Louis Stevenson Park, outside Calistoga.

Originally a winery, the 217-acre Di Rosa now displays an impressive collection of works by Bay Area artists. Official guided tours highlight the 125-year-old residence and sculpture garden. Then in the evening, head to St Helena's Cameo Cinema, which dates back to 1913 and showcases a mix of indie, foreign, and first-run Hollywood films.

Napa Valley is a great break by itself but also makes for a relaxing end to a California trip. Call Barrhead Travel's Worldwide Team on 0800 484 0312.



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Date:Apr 7, 2018
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