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Just saying the words “Napa Valley” is enough to conjure the good life—and what makes the good life even better at this time of year is elbow room. The valley exhales in winter. Hotels offer their lowest rates of the year, restaurant reservations are easy to come by and you’re likely to find yourself (and your dog) among just a few guests in a popular tasting room. Here are our suggestions for visiting Napa Valley during what locals call "Cabernet Season."
Westin Verasa - Photo Credit: Sarah_Ackerman (CC)
While there aren’t quite as many lodging properties in the Napa Valley as there are wineries, the options, from luxury resort properties to charming B&Bs to all manner of hotels, can still overwhelm. Where to start? With your budget, of course. more »
Xena and Willow at Clos Pegase Winery. Photo Credit: @xenaandwillow
Wineries in the Napa Valley number in the hundreds, and it’s a rare facility open to the public that turns away imbibers with leashes in hand. While some facilities relegate four-legged guests to their picnic grounds, others invite furry friends to belly up to the bar with their people (yes, Lucy, that’s a jar of treats on the counter…). Here are some weatherproof suggestions for winter wine tasting with a dog at your side. more »
The dog-friendly attitudes that prevail at Napa Valley wineries extend to many of the region’s famous restaurants, as well, meaning that as long as the weather is fair, you can dine at an outdoor table with Bodie at your side. Let’s start with the dog-friendly, Michelin-recognized places first. more »
On the trail - Photo Credit: @nvvinetrail
Looking for ways to combine hiking with wine tasting and a really tasty lunch? A new opportunity for DogTrekkers awaits along the newly inaugurated Napa Valley Vine Trail, a paved, multiuse path that eventually will stretch 47 miles from the Vallejo ferry terminal to Calistoga. For now, a 12.5-mile segment from Napa’s Kennedy Park to the tony enclave of Yountville is ready for feet, paws and bicycles, with only a short stretch requiring a detour onto city streets. more »
Pawsport Napa Valley returns May 18-21, 2017, benefiting Napa Humane. Springtime in Napa Valley, dog-friendly wineries and a great cause — what could be sweeter for you and your pup?
Pawsport is a four-day weekend of dog-friendly wine tasting, and each $75 Pawsport gets you $500 worth of exclusive wine tastings and winery discounts, not to mention dog treats, souvenirs, and lots more. more »
Since we last checked in with Napa Humane, they've been working hard for the critters of Napa Valley. Besides working with local shelters and rescues to get dogs (and other species) into loving forever homes, Napa Humane offers community support resources to keep pets well and happy with the families they've already got—and prevent them from landing in the shelter system in the first place. more »