Experience the art of wine making
Some wine aficionados relish the tasting protocol of squinting, swirling, sniffing, sipping and then spitting … while others prefer to simply pop a cork, take a hearty gulp and smack their lips. No matter what your approach is to enjoying a fine glass of wine, you will have a memorable time touring bountiful Napa Valley with AutoVenture as your guide.
While Napa Valley is only about 30 miles long and a few miles wide, it has more than 400 wineries — even Bacchus himself couldn’t sample them all. Leave it to the experts at AutoVenture to map out a stellar itinerary of scenic stops, fantastic food and memorable tastings. You will be picked up at your hotel, and driven in comfort to the Napa Valley’s finest vineyards. Along the way, in between chateaus and tasting rooms, you’ll learn about the valley’s history and what has made it one of the world’s premier oenophile attractions.
What makes Napa Valley growing conditions so special is that it has a dry, Mediterranean-like climate, with vineyards set upon a wide range of elevations, from sea level to 2,600-feet high. Napa has a remarkable diversity of microclimates, weather and geography, with grapes growing in some of the world’s most diverse soils. Sure, there’s a remarkable amount of science behind growing the perfect grapes, but you don’t have to have a biology degree to know perfection when you taste it.
Your tour will include sparkling wines, artful pinots, crisp and complex chardonnays, hearty cabernets and just about any variety one can imagine. Plus, the scenery is gorgeous with more than 300 stone arch bridges, historic caves and regal estates. You can count on AutoVenture to provide a complete Napa Valley experience.
For those unfamiliar with Napa wine country, an AutoVenture guided tour is the surest way of getting closest to the culture, and of capturing an unforgettable land.
Napa Valley has a dry Mediterranean climate, covering only 2% of the earth's surface.
The 95% of all Napa Valley wineries are family owned.
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